Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Canon on Three Pentatonic scales.

I chose Comes I to enter a major third above the dux and Comes II to enter a major 6th above the dux (a perfect 4th above Comes I).

This gave me the following pitch material:

Dux -- C major pentatonic C D E G A
Comes I -- E major pentatonic E F# G# B C#
Comes II -- A major pentatonic A B C# E F#

But, I didn't treat them as being in these three keys. Since E is the common tone between these three scales I chose to use it as a tonal center. This makes the top two voices sound like they are in E major and the lowest voice sound like E phrygian.

Again, 1st species-style:

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