HOSTS- Jeremy Burns, Matthew Scott Phillips
BUMPER MUSIC- "Prometheus Shrugged" (Area 47 Music)
ANNOUNCER- Mike Cunliffe
The hexatonic scales are six note scales. In many cases we are simply adding a note to a pentatonic scale or deleting one from one of the seven modes. But there are other interesting possibilities: the blues scales, the whole tone scale, the augmented scale, the tritone scale and the elusive Prometheus scale. We will also create some of our own by combining triads. Let's listen!
SCALE- A pattern of notes, arranged in whole steps and half steps, that span an octave.
HEPTATONIC SCALE- A seven note scale.
PENTATONIC SCALE- A five note scale.
HEXATONIC SCALE- A six note scale.
ANHEMITONIC SCALE- A scale with no semitones.
SYMMETRIC SCALE- A scale that repeats the same pattern throughout.
MODE- A seven note scale made from a CYCLIC PERMUTATION of the MAJOR scale.
CYCLIC PERMUTATION- The act of using the same scale (collection of intervals in a given sequence) and creating another by starting the sequence on a note other than the given tonic.
FOR A THOUROUGH REVIEW ON PREVIOUSLY DISCUSSED SCALES,
YOU MAY WISH TO LISTEN TO THE FOLLOWING EPISODES:
So far, we have discussed the following HEPTATONIC scales:
We have also familiarized ourselves with the following HEPTATONIC modes:
-AEOLIAN (natural minor)
MAJOR HEXATONIC- The major scale without scale degree 7
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
WHOLE TONE SCALE- All whole notes. This is a SYMMETRIC scale. The same pattern repeats throughout. There is no leading tone and, therefore, no tonal center.
1, 2, 3 #4, #5, #6
You can combine two triads (major, minor or any combination) and make a HEXATONIC scale. These two triads must be mutually exclusive. They must not share any common tones.
-MAJOR + MINOR- From a major triad and a minor triad a TONE apart. This is the same scale as the MAJOR HEXATONIC scale.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
-MAJOR + MAJOR- From a major triad and the major triad a TONE apart.
1, 2, 3, #4, 5, 6
MUSIC STUDENT 101