Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Scale of the Day: D Sharp Phrygian no 4, major 6


The D Sharp Phrygian no 4, major 6 Scale as one would find it on any conventionally tuned, equal tempered instrument. This altered, subtractive version of the Phrygian scale retains its "Phrygian darkness" with the tritone between the minor second and perfect fifth while introducing a "Dorian brightness" with the tritone found between the minor third and major sixth scale degrees. The missing fourth degree adds a nice gap that spans a major third between adjacent scale members right in the middle of the scale.

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