HexaBluMaj — a prime Na tonality and Blu(e) hexatonality
Tonalibus 2e-7 hexa – 2021-09 – 50
Tonalibus 2e-7 hexa – 2021-09 – 51
Tonalibus 2e-7 hexa – 2021-09 – 52
Scale and sound samples
- Hexatonality matrix: The octave generally includes one Reach step, four whole steps, and a single half step (or semitone). Two or three (or exceptionally all four) whole steps appear consecutively. Thus there are two pairs of consecutive whole steps or a trio plus a single. They are framed by the half step on one side and the Reach step on the other. Exceptionally there can be two Reach, two whole, and two half steps. Plus there is one case with three Reach and three half steps.
- HexaBluMaj: The name indicates that this hexatonality has a blue lower character or the minor third without second and Ionian upper pitches.
- Step pattern: Ascending from the fundamental (tonic or Do), a Reach step leads to four consecutive whole steps. Then comes a half step that leads up to the octave.
- Scale intervals: Minor third, quart, quint, major sixth, and major seventh.
- Tetra- and trichords: The lower tetrachord is PentaMin, and the upper is IonLydian.
- Harmonic axes: There are two axes, one horizontal and the other tilted, E-W and SE-NW.
- Primary harmonic anchors: The fundamental or North anchor is fully present. The East and West anchors are partial with their heads, and the contrasting or South anchor with its left leg only.
- Secondary harmonic anchors: There are no secondary anchors.
- Moduation potential: Hexatonalities can facilitate modulations. HexaBluMaj may for example help bridge between LoloReachMaj, PhrygIonian/NaBal, DorIonian, LoloReachMaj, PentaMinLa/PentaBal, etc.