PentaNaMix — a prime Na tonality and extended pentatonality
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Scale and sound samples
- 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.
- PentaNaMix: The name indicates that this is a pentatonality consisting of the first primary Na(tural) harmonics or overtones along with the upper tetrachord being DorMixolydian, i.e. containing the major sixth in addition to the initial pitches in the Na series.
- Step pattern: Ascending from the fundamental (tonic or Do), an augmented Reach step spanning over four semitones leads to a regular Reach step. Then follows a whole step and a half step. Finally another whole step leads up to the octave.
- Scale intervals: Major third, quint, major sixth, and minor seventh.
- Tetra- and trichords: The lower trichord is TetraNa and the upper tetrachord is DorMixolydian.
- Harmonic axes: There is one axis, ES-WN.
- Primary harmonic anchors: The fundamental or North as well as the West anchors are both partially present with thier head and right leg. The East anchor has only its right leg. The contrast or South anchor is completely absent.
- Secondary harmonic anchors: There is no secondary anchor.
- Penta- to hepta- and hexatonality correlation: PentaNaMix is equivalent to HexaProMix without second or to ReachMix, Mixolydian, ReachNaMix, or LydDorian / ClusterPro without second and quart or tritone. Obviously PentaNaMix is closely related to PentaNa / PentaPro and PentaNaMaj, as well as TetraNa.