Improvising with the 5 Elements

from the:
The Music Apothecary


According to the Ancients the 5 notes & 5 modes of the Pentatonic Scale have a direct correlation to the 5 Elements of Chinese Medicine:


Water Wood Fire Earth Metal
Aeolian Phrygian Mixolydian Ionian Dorian
Fear Anger Lack of Joy Worry Grief

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The complete system can then be extrapolated:

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