Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Scale of the Day: F Lydian no 5 mapped to the Square-root-of-2
The F Lydian no 5 mapped to the Square-root-of-2 Scale. The two quarter-tone members of this scale put a shift on what might have otherwise passed for a chromatic scale to a less-attentive ear. As always with square-root-of-2 based scales, the compositional challenge is to treat the "tritone" as harmonically equivalent to the octave. The ear might take some convincing. But the conceptual challenge leads to some interesting sonic results.
This will be the last subtractive scale for a while.