The Colour Spectrum of Scales and Modes
Gresham College Lecture Series
Thursday 22 February 2024 • 6pm
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Professor Milton Mermikides speaker
Free tickets, pre-booking necessary
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A musical scale – a hierarchical collection of pitches spread over multiple octaves – is a fundamental building block in the creation of melodies and harmonies in a wide range of musical practices. But where do these scales come from? Are they invented or discovered?
This Gresham College lecture looks at the history, theory and artistry of scale construction in a wide range of styles, and how each scale can, through ‘rotation’, form a colourfully expressive palette of modal colours.
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