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Old 2004-12-08, 13:59
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OK, so let's see if I can apply this to all the intervals from the C note of the chromatic scale:

C-C#: minor second
C-D: major second
C-D#: minor third
C-E: major third
C-F: perfect fourth
C-F#: augmented fourth/diminished fifth
C-G: perfect fifth
C-G#: minor sixth
C-A: major sixth
C-A#: minor seventh
C-B: major seventh
C-C: octave


Where I'm trying to go with this is applying intervals to harmonization. Rather than harmonizing with notes that are already in the scale I'm thinking about harmonization whereby the whole scale is doubled exactly but just shifted up or down a certain number of steps.

For example, the C major scale harmonized in minor seconds.

Instrument 1: C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C (C major)

Instrument 2: C#-D#-F-F#-G#-A#-C-C# (harmonized in minor seconds)

[Aside: on the guitar, guitar 1 would play within C major while guitar 2 would mirror guitar 1 but shift everything up by half a step.]
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