Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Scale of the Day: D Sharp Phrygian 2% narrow


The D Sharp Phrygian 2% narrow Scale. In this particular harmonic context, the interval of harmonic equivalence is now an "octave" that is compressed nearly 1/8th-tone toward a major seventh and is cognitively dissonant. This kind of deliberate, de-tuning strategy is intended to sound "out of tune." Though I prefer to think of it as a gentle push against one's assumed perceptions.

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