Trapped By Transposition: The Secret Of Symmetrical Scales
Here on 12tone, we love harmony. We talk about it all the time: How scales work, how they sound, and what they like to do. But not all scales are as well-behaved as our normal ones. Some scales fight back. Symmetrical scales, also called Modes of Limited Transposition if you're feeling fancy, are scales that don't like moving. They resist attempts to change their key centers by shifting right back to their original shapes while you're working with them. They have a specially-ordered structure that lets them sound in multiple keys at once, which makes them really difficult to nail down but also gives them an incredibly unique sound.