NOTE: I originally put this in the General Musing forums, but on a re-read, I think it's better suited here.... I have deleted (or I intend to, after I post this) the post from the General Area... (Unless I cant, which is why it's in both places)
So, being that musical relationships are mathematical, I had an idea today. There are a couple of different numbers out there, I picked Pi and the Golden Ratio, which you can translate in to notes.
The Golden Ratio is
Thinking in terms of intervals, then:
I know, you're saying "What's with the letters?" Since I only have 7 intervals to work with (1 thru 7) I needed to do something with the number 8, 9, and 0. I decided to make 8s = Roots, 9s = 3rds and 0s = 5ths -
Both Pi and the Golden ratio are non-repeating, so you could take these out as far as you are capable....
I then translated them in to modes... so, if I was in Lydian, instead of a 4, it'd be a #4... if I was in Mixolydian, all 7s become flat 7s... you get the picture.
Anyway, was kinda fun to noodle around with.
Likewise, you can come up with Chord progressions if you want
For example -
Could be, in the Key of C,
Maybe I'm being a little geeky... But.. if you noodle around with some of these patterns, you might find something that sounds really cool... or maybe you can break out of a rut you're in.... Whatever...