Dave, tmfreak, thank you! your posts have been extremely informative.
that chart by the way rules!
Originally Posted by tmfreak
This is a basic overview of how Circle of 5ths (keys), Modes, and Chords fit together. And yes you are right, they all fit together extremely cohesively.
Its crazy, though. Have you noticed if you "invert" the Major scale you'll get a weird kind of pentatonic scale?
Well, it's kinda obvious, 12 - 7 = 5, but I was tinkering around, having the idea that if you can define something with what things are in it, you can in reverse devine something by what is not in it.
Also, getting kinda philosophical here, but you could see the Major scale, or any scale for that matter, as a mode of the chromatic scale.
So in a way, everything has to fit in cohesivly somehow..
Today, I'm puzzling around on my notebook and try out 'meta-progresions' and scales.