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Polytonality - A Quick Sketch - PART 2

Let's look at the applied system of Polytonality. The example is based on the Octatonic scale for the most part and features mostly just one musical line!

Today, I want to show you another explanation of a musical example that we've already looked at it in one of the previous videos. In case you want to revisit that video, you find the link below in the "suggested content" section.

If you haven't looked into Polytonality yet, I suggest you start with exploring the Octatonic scale (link below) and go from there. The sound is excellent, and it's pretty simple to use because of the intervallic repetition: 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, ...

There's a lot more to the world of Polytonality but let me hint already that it's an organized system based on how the overtones from the harmonic series interact with each other, and we cover this subject in great detail in lessons 41 & 42 in the Composition Course.

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Author: Frank Herrlinger