Thursday, November 01, 2007

Scale of the Day: F Sharp Octave subdivided: 2 equal [NULL/2 equal]


The F Sharp Octave subdivided: 2 equal [NULL/2 equal] Scale as one would find it on any conventionally tuned, equal tempered instrument. The scale name is the formula of its origin: divide an octave into two equal parts - resulting in a "tritone" between the octave. As this is a subtractive scale, the first tritone is not divided (hence the 'NULL' value) while the second is cut into two 300-cent minor thirds - resulting in a diminished triad leading up to the tonic. This is a particularly sparse example of a scale where all the tonal energy pulls upward toward the tonic because of the relative density of notes grouped in the later half of the octave.

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