Composing in Hirajoshi Scale

top angle photography of cup

Cover Photo by 五玄土 ORIENTO This post was brought to you in collaboration with our partner site Behind the Score. What is a Hirajoshi scale? – Scale structure:  1 2 ♭3 5 ♭6 (Fig. A) – Japanese Pentatonic Scale The Hirajoshi scale is an example of a pentatonic (five-tone) scale. Owing in part to the fact … Read more

Tuning System – Equal Temperament vs Arabic Tuning

person playing brown electric guitar

Cover Photo by Alexis Baydoun This post was brought to you in collaboration with our partner site Behind the Score. Discover the Harmony Secrets of Modern Film and Video Games. The tuning systems for traditional Middle Eastern and traditional Indian music are based on principles of “just intonation” (also known as “pure intonation”), which predates the equal-temperament tuning system … Read more