Music Theory Research

Palindromic scales and their modal groups

I’ve had this insight about palindromic scales, modes, modal groups, and the Euclidean (and sometimes maximally even) distributions of 7 notes in a one octave scale. This is what it looks like in my head. I really like that the ‘central’ scale of a group is not the traditional figurehead (Ionian, melodic minor etc.) but the palindromic parent. Nice to see the patterns emerge diagrammatically, and I will aim to use Melodic Phrygian and its modes in composing/improvising!

Palindromic scales


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One reply on “Palindromic scales and their modal groups”

What is a “Melodic Phrygian”? I can’t find anything about this online.
What are the parameters of this scale?
Thank you, Tim Bloch

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