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Horizontal tonal gravity?

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 3:09 pm
by Tholossi
Hi, I'm new here and I own the fourth edition of the LCC, which deals with vertical tonal gravity only. I was wondering if anybody of you who have an earlier version which at least mentions playing horizontally could summarize up shortly. Which scales does he mention there? How does he suggest those scales to be used when playing according to the LCC? Is there anything else that is important to know?
It seems to me that since George Russell has passed away, there have been no plans of releasing a volume two(correct me if I'm wrong), and the older versions cost a lot of money, so I don't want to buy one of them since i already have a book dealing with about half of what's written there.

I appreciate your answers :)

Re: Horizontal tonal gravity?

PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 11:35 am
by chespernevins
There is a concise summary in the back of the older book, which says:

Horizontal Approach

The prevailing L.C. Scale is determined by one of these three factors:
1. The major or minor tonic station inferred by the resolving tendency of two or more chords.
2. the tonic station inferred by the key of the music (overall major or minor tonic station)
3. your aesthetic judgment.

The current book has horizontal scales listed on p.17. Also check out Conceptual Modal Genres in the new book.

I know it's hard to get a hold of that older book, but it would probably really help. :)

I believe there are a few examples given throughout the forum's history too...