HexaBluNa or HexaLolo — a Blu(e) hexatonality
Tonalibus 2e-7 hexa – 2021-11 – 58
Tonalibus 2e-7 hexa – 2021-11 – 59
Tonalibus 2e-7 hexa – 2021-11 – 60
Tonalibus 2e-7 hexa – 2021-11 – 61
Tonalibus 2e-7 hexa – 2021-11 – 62
Scale and sound samples
- Reach or harmonic tonality matrix: The octave includes one or exceptionally two (double harmonic) Reach steps (augmented seconds) framed by half steps (or semitones) or exceptionally by a whole and a half step. There are either three whole steps or exceptionally just one. If three of them, they are in most cases either a pair and a single one separated by the third half step, or a trio framed by half steps. Exceptionally though all three whole steps are singles. When a trio of consecutive whole steps, they are preceded or followed by two consecutive half steps. The total number of half steps is three, or exceptionally four with two (double harmonic) Reach steps.
- HexaBluNa or HexaLolo: The first name indicates that this is a hexatonality based on the first few Na(tural) harmonics with the addition of the Blu(esy) minor third and quart in the lower tetrachord. The second name indicates that the lower tetrachord is the lowest possible or Lolo version of Reach (and the upper just with the minor seventh).
- Step pattern: Ascending from the fundamental (tonic or Do), a Reach step leads to two consecutive half steps. Then comes a whole step and another Reach step. Finally a whole step leads up to the octave.
- Scale intervals: Augmented second / minor third, major third, quart, quint, and minor seventh.
- Tetrachords: The lower tetrachord is Lolo and the upper is PentaMin.
- Harmonic axes: There are no axes.
- Primary harmonic anchors: The fundamental or North anchor is fully present. The East anchor is partial with its head and right leg only. The West anchor is present with only its right leg. And the contrast or South anchor is completely absent.
- Secondary harmonic anchors: There are two secondary anchors, SE and WN. They both strengthen the fundamental or North and the East anchors and the quart, one more the North, the other the East.
- Moduation potential: Hexatonalities can facilitate modulations. HexaBluNa or HexaLolo may for example help bridge between LoloReachMin, LoloReachMix, PentaBluNa, etc.