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24Nov / 2012
A 12 bar blues using the Bohlen Pierce scale C D E F G H Jb A B C, played on the Roland Handsonic and a Sierra pedal steel.
The drum tracks were generated by Band-in-a-Box (I got lazy).
Tags: Bohlen-Pierce, pedal steel, percussion
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That’s a great little blues! Thanks a lot, Heinz
Thank you, Heinz Bohlen, for discovering this unusual system in the universe of musical tones. Something about it speaks to me. I couldn’t resist learning to use it.
And you learned it exceptionally well. I came across your Pedal Steel website, and you can be sure about my admiration for the meticulous way you work!
Wow! Really cool sound. George
This may take some getting used to.: -) Wonder how an entire set of this would go over? How’s about another one b0b?
I don’t know any local musicians with BP instruments. There is an annual gathering of BP musicians in Germany. Most of their music is very strange, barely listenable IMHO.
I’m trying to explore it within established song forms. I’ll probably do a 32-bar AABA tune next. If the rhythm and song type are familiar, it’s easier to accept the scale.
Is it possible to “mix” B-H and “westernL scale based tonalities?
The only note that matches is A at 440 Hz. I think that if you tried to combine the two systems, it would sound very much out of tune.
Very nice! That’s the first I’ve heard about the Bohlen Pierce scale. Lets hear more!
There will be more. I’m a BP addict. In the meantime, check out Elaine Walker’s song called “Greater Good” on this page: http://ziaspace.com/_microtonality/BP/
Very cool. I would like to hang out at a bar or coffee shop where this song is playing.
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