Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Scale of the Day: A Octotonic-2 (1+1)


The A Octotonic-2 (1+1) Scale as one would find it on any conventionally tuned, equal tempered instrument. One of the advantages of an equal tempered octotonic scale is the number of major and minor triads available for vaguely tonal allusions between "unrelated" keys. In this altered octotonic scale one has the ingredients for A minor, A major, B major, C minor, C major, E minor, and F-sharp minor. This makes for a collection of triadic harmonies not often found within more diatonic contexts. And that's in addition to the augmented and diminished triads one expects from Octotonic scales.

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