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Nine-step scale
Interpoint
Pentatonic scales
Chromatic tetrachords and the eight-step scale
Georgian harmony
Hard and soft intervals and harmony
Some observations

BASIC ELEMENTS OF MY MUSICAL LANGUAGE

IV. Chromatic Tetrachords

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I
II
III

Eight-step scale
constructed from two non-interlocking tetrachords

Modes I, II, III and IV differ through the construction (modes) of the tetrachords.

Modes I', II', III' and IV' differ from fundamental modes I, II, III, IV only through pitch.

It is possible to produce a variety of scale construction by combining different modes of the tetrachords.

The fundamental chord would be one of the four tetrachords taken as a chord, and its inversions.


V. Georgian Harmony

Fundamental Georgian triad and its inversions:


VI. Hard and Soft Intervals, Hard and Soft Harmony

Hard intervals are major and minor sevenths and seconds, also perfect and augmented fourths and perfect and diminished fifths.

Soft intervals are major and minor thirds and sixths.

Hard-interval triad and its inversions:

a) Georgian triad

b) hard-triad

Harmony in hard intervals is limited to four parts:

Alternation of hard- and soft-interval writing

Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 48

Principal theme of the first movement (hard intervals):

Subordinate theme of the first movement:

Chords built by thirds in nine-step setting

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