Saturday, May 23, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Three-Voice Pentatonic Canon at the 4th above and below.

As I stated on Saturday, combining major pentatonic scales a fifth or fourth apart gives a set of pitches contained in the major (heptatonic) scale.

If we combine a pentatonic with one a fourth above and another a fourth below, we get the complete diatonic set.

Here the dux is C major pentatonic -- C, D, E, G, A

Comes I is F major pentatonic -- F, G, A, C, D

Comes II is G major pentatonic -- G, A, B, C, D

The complete set of pitches is C, D, E, F, G, A, B (C major)

In 1st species style:

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