Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mozart: Lecture Series from the Professor

Mozart's Melodic Curve
Ascends and Descends
The Rise In Sound
In the Solo work by Mozart
is one form of minor scale
the harmonic minor to descend
and natural pure or primitive form
to descend (into Dante's Inferno?)
It is important to have the semi-tone between the seventh and eighth interval in the ascending pattern because that is how it is written by Mozart. The descending pattern is one tone below the perfect 8th. Between the 7th and 8th tone interval there is a tone difference in the primitive/natural form to create what is known as a blend. It is too abrupt to use the harmonic minor to ascend and descend in the Mozart's melodic curve mode.
The natural or primitive form is when you use a tone distance instead of semitone to descend from the perfect 8th.
The natural scale A G F E D C B A for the key of A minor. (gets much more detailed here this is for beginners). Prof Jones is awaiting any comments!


  1. This is sooo synchronistic (this seems to happen a lot lately). All of a sudden the Prof (not me!) talks about Mozart and all the Theoretical schtick about Ascending and Descending scales. I just happened to write two poems in this vein. May it is just coincidence. Seems these things can get bantered around on the open stage of the net. Which is so cool...I like the ripple effect...very melodic! Did you hear about the universe being like a hologram? Go to Michael Talbot who lectures about this most fascinating of topics! Thought comes before matter. I will try to find the url. Thanks!


  3. Yes that has been happening a lot lately to me and some others -- or maybe it was always happening and now I am noticing more? interested in learning more Michael Talbot