Tonality of the month: LydReach / NaReach

The March 2022 tonality of the month is LydReach / NaReach, a Na and Reach tonality.

LydReach / NaReach — rhythmic sound sample — 8-string guitar and big gong — 2:32 — as loop on a separate tab
LydReach / NaReach — calm sound sample — 8-string guitar and tanpura — 3:58 — as loop on a separate tab

The tonality of the month of March 2022 is LydReach / NaReach. Thus, this is a Na tonality and a Reach heptatonality of the partially anchored subgroup NaReach. It combines a Lydian lower with a Reach upper tetrachord. As primary Na tonality, it is an integral part of Na tonalities progressions.

LydReach / NaReach exemplifies quintupling, not only off the fundamental, but also off the quint and off the quint’s quint. Such quintupling is what W. A. Mathieu puts into the harmonic foreground, in addition to the Pythagorean harmonic base of tripling (see quote below). Tonalibus, on the other hand, gives more weight to the latter and to the natural sequence of harmonics or overtones, much less to nested quintupling. However both, Mathieu and Tonalibus, express many fundamental harmonic principles the same or in similar ways.

From Harmonic Experience by W. A. Mathieu

“An empty shell for music is made by the doublings called octaves; within that shell, the interactions among triplings (called perfect fifths) and the quintuplings (called major thirds) account for nearly all the tonal music that exists.” — p. 32

Sound sample loops as possible sound mantras

You may enjoy a sound sample or tonality loop as sound mantra for contemplation or meditation. This can help with upliftment, purification, and focusing. Or it could simply be used as soothing background sound for relaxation and regeneration. If you care to hum, chant, or sing along, you could do so using a spiritually charged syllable like HU or Ōṁ / Aum ॐ, or another mantra syllable that suits you.

Tonality of the month: LydReach / NaReach
Majestic Alps in the evening sun behind layers of clouds — February 2022 — Grächwil, Switzerland