Tonality of the month: Dorian

The May 2021 tonality of the month is Dorian — a regular diatonic heptatonality.

1) Dorian — short sound sample loop — 0:26 — plays until stopped or you go to another page on this tab.
2) Dorian — expanded, meditative/contemplative sound sample — February 2021 — 2:34 loop

Dorian, the tonality of the month of May 2021, is the most evenly balanced diatonic heptatonality. Actually it stands right in the very middle between the contrasts of minor and major. Though its tetrachord classifications associate it with minor. Nevertheless, Dorian realizes a most striking balance between regressive and progressive, between major and minor polarities. This shows in the exact symmetry of the interval and pitch distribution matrix of this tonality. And this also reflects in its inherent horizontal harmonic axis. On the piano keyboard, Dorian corresponds to the white keys with D as fundamental.

You may enjoy a sound sample loop, such as the one of the tonality of the month, as sound mantra for contemplation or meditation, for upliftment, focusing, or simply for relaxation and regeneration as soothing background sound. Further, you could hum or chant along, for example using HU or another mantra syllable, and tune yourself to the fundamental.

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Sun setting, going down to come up again another day — Eriz, Switzerland — June 2020