Thursday, April 26, 2007
Scale of the Day: E Mixolydian mapped to the Square-root-of-2
The E Mixolydian mapped to the Square-root-of-2 Scale. Three quarter-tones break up what would otherwise pass for an equal-tempered chromatic scale. It also allows 7 notes to exist within a span of 600-cents. Add in the "harmonic equivalence" at the tritone and there's little risk of this sounding like a standard chromatic scale.