LocorReach — a Locor / Cor Reach heptatonality
Tonalibus 2b-5 reach – 2023-01 – 116
Tonalibus 2b-5 reach – 2023-01 – 117
Tonalibus 2b-5 reach – 2023-01 – 118
Tonalibus 2b-5 reach – 2023-01 – 119
Scale and sound samples
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.
- 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.
- LocorReach: The name indicates that this tonality contains the lower Core pitches and the upper tetrachord a regular Reach-step.
- Step pattern: Ascending from the fundamental (tonic or Do), a Reach step leads to a half plus a whole step. Then follow two consecutive half steps and another Reach step. Finally a half step leads up to the octave.
- Scale intervals: Minor third, major third, tritone, quint, minor sixth, and major seventh.
- Penta- and tetrachords: The lower pentachord is LocorNa and the upper tetrachord is Reach.
- Harmonic axes: There is one axis, which is vertical: N-S.
- Primary harmonic anchors: All four anchors are partially present, the fundamental or North anchor with its head and right leg, the contrast or South anchor and the East anchor both with their head and left leg, and the West anchor with only its right leg.
- Secondary harmonic anchors: There is one secondary anchor, NW. It strengthens the contrast or South anchor and gives a little more weight to the West anchor.
- LocorReach is, as other partially anchored Reach heptatonalities of the subgroup Locor / Cor, characterized by containing the minor and major third, plus also the tritone.