SCALE7 in SCaLE (E)
Sakura, Miyako-bushi (modes include Iwato, Japanese Traditional, Hirajoshi and Kumoi-Choisi) R-b2-4-5-b6
Over a 5th, Sus, Phrygian, Phrygian Dominant tonality. Yocoh’s Sakura Variations The In scale is a fundamental Pentatonic in Japanese traditional music. Unlike other Pentatonics the In is a hemitonic Pentatonic. That it is to say, it includes a semitone (actually two) in its construction, unlike the more ‘open’ anhemitonic scales like the major and minor Pentatonic. This gives the In more ‘edge’. In additioEnxtahmispslcea7le: isEeIqnuSivcallent to a Phrygian mode without its 3rd and 7th.
Construction: Harmonic usage: Examples:
The 3rd and 7th are crucial in western harmony in determining the tonality of a scale, so these exclusions give the scale a beautiful harmonic neutrality.