Lessons in how the Jazz improviser approaches modern music theory and practice for guitar and all instruments
Mirror Harmony Modes/scale
“Mirror” Harmony: SCALES:
Here we will take a brief look at the major scale modes and their “Mirror” effect via inversion. When we employ contrary motion we get the same intervals descending as we do ascending. So for example if the Lydian scale ascends T T T S the scale below descends exactly the same with TTTS.
Other way around:
The Dorian mode being “Palindromic” produces the same scale either way.
Scale extension: 13 note scale
Polytonality and Polymodality Mirror Harmony with Scales>
Each mode of the major scale has it’s mirror [modal] opposite because the whole diatonic scale system can be symmetrically inverted.
Inverted Symmetrical Reflection. The intervals are the same both in harmonisation and contrary motion.
Dorian-Dorian=Palindromic [Produces the same scale either way].
Major scale mirrors
Polymodality modal mirrors
Hungarian Minor Polytonal mirrors
Polytonality exotic scales
Polymodality Modes in contrary motion
Through inversion we find the opposite of the C Major Scale
Here we see the opposites in the chords with Minor Reflecting Major and Major reflecting Minor. Diminished stays the same though.
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