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.