PentaBluNa — a basic pentatonality

Harmonic visuals

Tonalibus 2f-8 penta – 2023-03 – 30
Tonalibus 2f-8 penta – 2023-03 – 31
Tonalibus 2f-8 penta – 2021-10 – 51
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Tonalibus 2f-8 penta - 2023-03 - 30
Tonalibus 2f-8 penta - 2023-03 - 31
Tonalibus 2f-8 penta - 2021-10 - 51
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Scale and sound samples

1) PentaBluNa — plain scale — 14 seconds
2) PentaBluNa — embellished scale — 22 seconds
3) PentaBluNa — short sound sample, rhythmic — 133 seconds
4) PentaBluNa — sound sample, calm — 192 seconds
5) PentaBluNa — extra sound sample, rhythmic — 224 seconds
6) PentaBluNa — extra sound sample, calm— 167 seconds

You may enjoy a sound sample or tonality loop as sound mantra for contemplation or meditation, for upliftment and focusing, or simply as soothing background sound for relaxation and regeneration.


  • Pentatonality matrix: The octave of a regular pentatonality includes two Reach steps, three whole steps, and no half step (or semitone). One or two consecutive whole steps frame and separate the two Reach steps. A clustered pentatonality has two consecutive Reach steps and three consecutive whole steps. Some further basic pentatonalities contain three Reach steps, at least two of them consecutive. And extended pentatonalities include a double whole step plus one or two Reach steps.
  • PentaBluNa: The name indicates that this is a Pentatonality based on the first few Na(tural) harmonics with the addition of the Blu(esy) minor third in the lower tetrachord. Therefore, this tonality is to some extent the root of the subgroup of Lolo tonalities.
  • Step pattern: Ascending from the fundamental (tonic or Do), a Reach step leads to a half step. Then come two consecutive Reach steps. Finally a whole step leads up to the octave.
  • Scale intervals: Augmented second / minor third, major third, quint, and minor seventh.
  • Tetrachords: The lower tetrachord is PentaBluNa, while the upper is PentaMin.
  • Harmonic axes: There is one axis that is tilted: ES-WN.
  • Primary harmonic anchors: The fundamental or North and the East anchors are both partially present with their heads and right legs only. The West anchor is partial with only its right leg, while the contrast or South anchor is completely absent.
  • Secondary harmonic anchors: There are no secondary anchors.
  • Penta- to hepta- and hexatonality correlation: PentaBluNa is equivalent to HexaBluNa or HexaLolo without quart or to LoloReachMin and LoloReachMix without sixth. Further, PentaBluNa is closely related PentaNaTri.