Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Scale of the Day: D Sharp Phrygian no 4 mapped to the Square-root-of-2
The D Sharp Phrygian no 4 mapped to the Square-root-of-2 Scale. A six-note scale spanning the 600-cent equal tempered tritone featuring three quarter-tones and a chasm just 200 cents wide where the missing "fourth" degree would be. The contrast of the soft dissonance of that 200 cent interval between the 3rd and 4th degree with the hard dissonance of the 50 cents separating the 4th and 5th degree gives this scale its color.