A Performance Touchscreen Instrument
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15-Jul 2010

The Trance Scale

Hexaphone's Trance Scale is a selection of 6 notes from a plain-old minor scale. It can be best understood by looking at the top and bottom rows as two distinct triads:
m6
minor 6th
m7
minor 7th
1
root
M2
major 2nd
m3
minor 3rd
5
perfect 5th
m6
minor 6th
m7
minor 7th
1
root
M2
major 2nd
m3
minor 3rd

The top row is a minor triad starting on the 5.
The bottom row is a major triad starting on the 6.
It just so happens that the notes from these two chords can be used to produce a "typical" trance form: