Messiaen mode 6 as used for this presentation.
Messiaen’s 6th mode is great for manipulating “Diminished” and “Augmented” intervals.
Mode 6 allows for this to be sequenced easily
Below is a descending Augmented sequence
For common sequences: The Augmented sequences move in tones whilst the Diminished sequences move in minor 3rds.
Although, Diminished intervals can move in semitones and tones. For Example:
Getting back to our common sequences we can see below the brilliance of diminished intervals moving in minor 3rds with the employment of the simple triplet figure.
More examples of mixing up the Augmented and Diminished ideas to avoid the cliches and develop something fresh sounding
We can also make interesting intervallic motifs from the notes of the Messiaen mode 6
Finally, we can employ a contrapuntal counterpoint “Mirror” compositional device to really manipulate this brilliant 6th mode of Messiaen.
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