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QUINTESSENCE HARMONY – What do the scales names mean?
The Quintessence pedal has 7 scale types by default and these are all modes of the Diatonic Scale, which is the most widely used scale in western music.
If that’s a little confusing lets first talk about what the difference between a mode and a scale is.
A scale is essentially a group of intervals (intervals being the space between notes). In the Major Scale these intervals are as follows:
TONE, TONE, SEMITONE, TONE, TONE, TONE, SEMITONE. (Where a SEMI-TONE is the next note to the one you are playing and a TONE is 2 notes away from the note you are playing.)
A mode dictates where you starting point in that scale is. As there are 7 notes in the Diatonic Scale there are 7 possible modes too. They are as follows:
(commonly known as MAJOR) - tone, tone, semitone, tone, tone, tone, semitone.
– tone, semitone, tone, tone, tone, semitone, tone
– semitone, tone, tone, tone, semitone, tone, tone
– tone, tone, tone, semitone, tone, tone, semitone
– tone, tone, semitone, tone, tone, semitone, tone
(commonly known as MINOR) – tone, semitone, tone, tone, semitone, tone, tone
(not present on the QUINTESSENCE by default as it is a very dissonant sounding mode). – semitone, tone, tone, semitone, tone, tone, tone
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