Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Scale of the Day: E Flat Pythagorean Aeolian no 4


The E Flat Pythagorean Aeolian no 4 Scale. One of the effects of removing the fourth degree of this Aeolian scale - aside from the major third it opens up between adjacent intervals - is the absence of utonal coloring from the 4/3 perfect fourth. The Aeolian mode is strongly associated with a balance of four utonal and two otonal pitches relative to the tonic. The three and two balance of this particular subtraction levels off some of the darker harmonic shading of this scale.

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