Friday, November 23, 2007

Scale of the Day: B Pythagorean Whole-tone - Ionian Mode


The B Pythagorean Whole-tone - Ionian Mode - Scale. The 16/9 minor seventh is the only utonal interval in this scale, the one-utonal member being the reason this is "Ionian Mode." The "whole-tone" between each adjacent interval is the 9/8 major second with the exception of the 65536/59049 diminished-third (180.45-cents) between the 6561/4096 and 16/9. This is essentially where the "seam" is found when trying to make a string of six 203.91-cent whole-tones fit into a 1200-cent octave.

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