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Orbital Geometry

PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:35 am
by Bagatell
As if I didn't have enough to chew on with LCCTO I stumbled over http://www.interferencetheory.com/
and as there has been no mention of Richard Merrick here, I thought some of you might be interested in his ideas.

[quote]From prior discussions, you may recall that the tritone {D, G#} is the axis of symmetry and greatest stability within a {C} major scale. And that at a right angle to this axis is the diatonic tritone {B, F}, representing the axis of greatest resonance and instability within {C} major. As we now find them on the Chromatic Ring, the vertical axis becomes the stable Harmonic Axis and the horizontal axis the “restlessâ€

PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:02 pm
by chespernevins
Wow. That quote got my attention. I haven't heard of this guy before. Where's the quote from? I haven't come across it on the web site yet.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:12 am
by Bagatell
I think it's in the book exerts. The web site appears to only have a fraction of whats in the book though and its $80...


found it at

http://www.interferencetheory.com/Excer ... age22.html

PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:09 pm
by Bagatell
The book is now available as a free pdf :D

http://interferencetheory.com/files/Interference.pdf

Re: Orbital Geometry

PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:37 pm
by sandywilliams
[quote="Bagatell"]As if I didn't have enough to chew on with LCCTO I stumbled over http://www.interferencetheory.com/
and as there has been no mention of Richard Merrick here, I thought some of you might be interested in his ideas.

[quote]From prior discussions, you may recall that the tritone {D, G#} is the axis of symmetry and greatest stability within a {C} major scale. And that at a right angle to this axis is the diatonic tritone {B, F}, representing the axis of greatest resonance and instability within {C} major. As we now find them on the Chromatic Ring, the vertical axis becomes the stable Harmonic Axis and the horizontal axis the “restlessâ€

PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:15 am
by bobappleton
interesting work, though not the LCC. thanks for the link.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:04 am
by strachs
Merrick is simply trying to explore and explain that force that seems to make one chord or structure "want" to resolve/move somewhere else.

Bob is right that Merrick's work is "not the LCC". But since the LCC does not venture into the "why's" of HTG, Merrick's work is probably of interest to this audience.

Link is appreciated.