Thursday, January 11, 2007
Scale of the Day: E 5-axis, Construct #1 - Lydian Mode - reflected into the first pool
The E 5-axis, Construct #1 - Lydian Mode - reflected into the first pool Scale. This scale is more conceptually interesting than practical. This isn't exactly the kind of scale one would "substitute" in everyday applications. With just three notes spanning an octave it is harmonically impoverished - which becomes the sonic focus and minimalist challenge when approaching it compositionally. First, one divides the octave with a 5/4 just major third. Then one applies that same proportions to divide the 5/4 interval when "reflecting" the relative intervallic size within the interval between the tonic and the 5/4. The 1.074 being the same relative size to the 5/4 as the 5/4 is to the 2.