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Music Theory Illustrated

Music Theory Illustrated

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Published by Lee Barry
This is an info graphic I created while working on the 'Color of Sound' project, which mapped a visual interpretation of pitch to sound and music (applying it to CMYK, RGB, paint pigments, etc. and having artists create works based on the palettes.

Edition of 100. Please contact me through Ascribe for a 36"x36" print.

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This is an info graphic I created while working on the 'Color of Sound' project, which mapped a visual interpretation of pitch to sound and music (applying it to CMYK, RGB, paint pigments, etc. and having artists create works based on the palettes.

Edition of 100. Please contact me through Ascribe for a 36"x36" print.

https://www.ascribe.io/app/editions/1LkmdA2EwaReZhD5nUgL3RNLdNBScBRaKU

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Published by: Lee Barry on Jun 29, 2008
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Music Theory Illustrated: Color and Metaphor

Pitches
Cool Warm

Cycles

Scales and Keys
Parent Scale: C Major Parent Scale: C Major
D Dorian E Phrygian D Lydian

C C# D D# E E# F# G G# A A# B

The Circle of Fifths

C
C# C G

G Mixolydian A Aeolian B Locrian

 
0 Sharps Relative Minor: A Minor

D Dorian E Phrygian D Lydian G Mixolydian A Aeolian B Locrian

 
0 Sharps Relative Minor: A Minor

Db

F# B E A

Parent Scale: G Major

D
A Dorian B Phrygian C Lydian D Mixolydian

 
1 Sharp Relative Minor: E Minor

Parent Scale: F Major

G Dorian A Phrygian Bb Lydian C Mixolydian D Aeolian E Locrian


1 Flat Relative Minor: D Minor

 

Eb Fb
The Circle of Fourths

E Aeolian F# Locrian

Parent Scale: D Major

Parent Scale: B Major

F Gb

      

   
Gb Db

E Dorian F# Phrygian G Lydian

 
2 Sharps Relative Minor: B Minor C# Locrian

C Dorian D Phrygian Eb Lydian F Mixolydian G Aeolian A Locrian


2 Flats Relative Minor: G Minor

 

Cb

C F Bb

 
B Dorian

A Mixolydian B Aeolian

Parent Scale: A Major

Ab

Ab

 

Eb

 

C# Phrygian D Lydian E Mixolydian F# Aeolian G# Locrian

 
3 Sharps Relative Minor: F# Minor

Parent Scale: E Major

F Dorian G Phrygian Ab Lydian Bb Mixolydian C Aeolian D Locrian


3 Flats Relative Minor: C Minor

 

Parent Scale: E Major

Bb Cb

F# Dorian G# Phrygian A Lydian B Mixolydian C# Aeolian D# Locrian

 
4 Sharps Relative Minor: C# Minor

Parent Scale: A Major

Bb Dorian C Phrygian Db Lydian Eb Mixolydian F Aeolian G Locrian


4 Flats Relative Minor: F Minor

  

Symmetries
Chromatic Scale
All 12 notes of the chromatic scale C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B

Parent Scale: B Major

C# Dorian D# Phrygian E Lydian F# Mixolydian G# Aeolian
B

 
5 Sharps Relative Minor: G# Minor

Parent Scale: D Major

Eb Dorian F Phrygian Gb Lydian Ab Mixolydian Bb Aeolian C Locrian


5 Flats Relative Minor: Bb Minor

  

Diminished Scale 1
The chromatic scale, beginning on C, divided in groups of alternating whole and half steps. C C# D# E F# G A

A# Locrian

Diminished Scale 2
The chromatic scale, beginning on C#, divided in groups of alternating whole and half steps. C# D E F G A B C

Parent Scale: F# Major
G# Dorian A# Phrygian B Lydian C# Mixolydian D# Aeolian E# Locrian

Whole Tone Scale 1
The chromatic scale, beginning on C, comprised of all whole steps. C D E F# G# A#

 
6 Sharps Relative Minor: D# Minor

Parent Scale: G Major

Ab Dorian Bb Phrygian Cb Lydian Db Mixolydian Eb Aeolian F Locrian

  

6 Flats Relative Minor: Eb Minor

Whole Tone Scale 2
The chromatic scale, beginning on C#, comprised of all whole steps. D E F G A B

Tri-tones
C C# D D# E F
1 step

An interval spanning the distance of 3 whole tones. There are 6 groups of non-repeating tri-tones, one-half of the chromatic scale. D
1 step

Parent Scale: C# Major
C C# D D# E

E

1 step

F# G G# A B B

D# Dorian E# Phrygian F# Lydian G# Mixolydian

 
7 Sharps Relative Minor: A# Minor

Parent Scale: C Major

Db Dorian Eb Phrygian Fb Lydian Gb Mixolydian Ab Aeolian Bb Locrian

    
7 Flats Relative Minor: Ab Minor

F

A# Aeolian B# Locrian

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