Rhythm is Key

For those following the development of the Great Sphere and the Chromatic Spiral here is the latest development.

What happens when Key dictates Rhythm? What if a Tone equals a Crotchet and a Semitone equals a Quaver?
To visualize this the piano keys are set out in a circle like a clock. Starting at 12 o’clock and playing only the white notes, Section 1 shows the major scale and its clockwise (the Standard Bell Pattern) and anti-clockwise rhythms.
Section 2 starts at 9 o’clock revealing the minor scale and rhythms (Ashanti first).
Section 3 and 4 explore the Pentatonic scales and rhythms by playing the black notes from 6 o’clock (Major Pentatonic scale and Son Clave rhythm first) and 3 o’clock (Minor Pentatonic scale).
Section 5 returns to 12 o’clock and tries to make sense of everything we’ve heard and mashes it all together.

For more information on this idea see:
Ethan Hein’s┬áblog post on

Beats and scales

and Godfried Toussaint’s paper http://cgm.cs.mcgill.ca/~godfried/publications/ternary.pdf

Also, have a play with Groove Pizza