Friday, November 02, 2007

Scale of the Day: E Flat Lydian augmented 2 no 5


The E Flat Lydian augmented 2 no 5 Scale as one would find it on any conventionally tuned, equal tempered instrument. This scale takes on an interesting color with the minor third between the augmented second and augmented fourth as well as between the now adjacent augmented fourth and major sixth forming a counterbalance to the similarly 300-cent sized augmented second between the tonic and second degree. The "full diminished" chord of E Flat, F Sharp, A natural and C natural adds a darkness to the normally lighter shade of the Lydian scale.

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