Monday, March 26, 2007

Scale of the Day: A Sharp Locrian diminished 4


The intervallic content of the A Sharp Locrian diminished 4 Scale. The diminished fifth of the Locrian scale allows the fourth degree to be diminished without opening up an augmented second chasm between the fourth and fifth scale degrees. And as standard, 12-tone equal temperament tunes major thirds and diminished fourths the same way this scale allows one to exploit the sonic ambiguity of having scale degrees at both 300 and 400 cents - hinting at both the major and minor third.

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