What is the aim of the Lydian Chromatic Concept? What is the primary difference between the Lydian Chromatic Concept and all other theories of music? What is Tonal Gravity? Why is the Lydian Scale of paramount importance in this Concept? What is the fundamental difference between the Lydian and Major Scale?
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The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization
Russell's work postulates that all music is based on the tonal gravity of the Lydian mode. Russell believed that dominant function was the driving force behind all harmonic motion. Russell focuses on the Lydian mode because it can be built with fifths. For instance, to construct a C Lydian scale one could list the first seven tones on the circle of fifths starting with C, the desired Lydian Tonic. Russell builds a prototype chromatic scale starting on the Lydian Tonic by stacking fifths, skipping the interval between the seventh and eighth tones. Thus the Lydian Chromatic Scale and all its derivatives contain only Pythagorean intervals.
Lydian Chromatic Concept Of Tonal Organization For Improvisation
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