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The Chromatic Scale of Music

All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.

— Walter Pater

I really don’t know much about music theory, but I know I like this chromatic “circle” with solmization center.

Also, if you count out seven triangles clockwise around the rim starting from C you get G, D, A, E, B, F#, etc., which is the Circle of Fifths for chords. (But you get that with any chromatic circle.)

And I imagine if you go counter-clockwise you get the Circle of Fourths, which is important for Jazz chords!

Further Reading:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromatic_scale

https://www.skytopia.com/project/scale.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circle_of_fifths

http://mentalfloss.com/article/53280/why-are-notes-tonal-scale-called-do-re-mi

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solmization

https://publicdomainreview.org/2019/05/16/music-of-the-squares-david-ramsay-hay-and-the-reinvention-of-pythagorean-aesthetics/

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