Tonality of the month: LydDorian or ClusterPro

The June 2021 tonality of the month is LydDorian / ClusterPro — a Cluster / melodic heptatonality.

1) LydDorian / ClusterPro — rhythmic sound sample — 0:49 loop — plays until stopped or you go to another page on this tab.
2) LydDorian / ClusterPro — calm sound sample — 8-string guitar — May 2021 — 1:03 loop
3) LydDorian / ClusterPro — expanded sound sample — 8-string guitar — May 2021 — 3:36 loop

LydDorian or ClusterPro, known also as acoustic scale or Lydian dominant, consists of fascinating harmonic traits. Its most contrasting two pitches are the tritone and minor seventh. They appear more harmonic when initially approached from above, not from below. After introducing them from above, they gradually become more palatable also when approached from below.

This was a personal discovery. It reversed the previous rejection of this so-called acoustic scale from the Tonalibus catalogue of anchored tonalities. Now this tonality became the latest catalogue addition, after discovering its delicate harmonic qualities and intricate anchoring. Before, it had appeared insufficiently harmonious. But the deficiency was because of not seeing its qualities and not knowing how to use them harmoniously.

Finding qualities of harmony

There seems to be some wisdom in this, a valuable lesson of harmony going well beyond music. If something appears insufficiently harmonious, apparently disturbing tones or elements may actually integrate when approaching them form another angle. In the mentioned tonality it was from above instead of from below. Something to contemplate!

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.

Tonality of the month: LydDorian or ClusterPro
Full moon over sunset clouds and Alps, May 2021, Grächwil, Switzerland