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    Default The Universal Encyclopedia of Scales

    For music theory lovers,
    check out this "Journey Through the Universe of Scales in 3 minutes" video showing all scales in music as seen in The Universal Encyclopedia of Scales. (pretty cool)



    source: https://mdecks.com/theuniversalencyc...ofscales.phtml

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    what is that number - every unique mode and inversion of Forte PC sets?

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    Probably, but they would differ from unique Forte sets in that they are tonal. They are scales, which are unordered sets, not ordered sets. Therefore, a Forte set which has been reduced-down to its unique components will have all the "modal" variants of that set as well.

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    https://www.amazon.com/Thesaurus-Mel.../dp/1258454165

    I love this book.

    Some of his terminology is a bit confusing at first, but I've really gotten quite a lot from this book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elsa52 View Post
    https://www.amazon.com/Thesaurus-Mel.../dp/1258454165

    I love this book.

    Some of his terminology is a bit confusing at first, but I've really gotten quite a lot from this book.

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    Ah yes, I have this too. My favourite is the ultra-infra interpolation of the Sesquiquadritone progression. Many a good toon to be had there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeh375 View Post
    Ah yes, I have this too.
    If it was good enough for John Coltrane, it's good enough for me.

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    Here is a good explanation of how to actually use the Slonimsky Thesaurus book to create musical ideas:

    https://youtu.be/uk9CYP-P4yE

    Last edited by millionrainbows; Feb-11-2020 at 23:21.

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