Saturday, November 17, 2007
Scale of the Day: C Octotonic-1 (2 - 1)
The intervallic content of the C Octotonic-1 (2 - 1) Scale. The (2 - 1) lowered second degree adds a ripple to the alternating sequence of major/minor thirds. That ripple is felt as a 400-cent major third between the D-flat and F-natural (as well as the 200-cent interval between the B-natural and the D-flat) within a scale otherwise dominated by 300-cent minor thirds between every other scale degree.