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                        “Twixt the fourth and seventh degree,
                    a scurrilous hell for all to see.” — an obscure
                                 Gregorian Aphorism



      here wa ithin the seemingly safe tonal territories of the mellifluous major
      scale, festering and bleating with perfidious intent, it lurks stealthily . . .
      May I introduce you to that beaked, horned, clawed and feathered
      carbuncular debauch! Steeped in stenchful Stygian vapors; The
      Embodiment of Armageddon; The Plutonic Sarcophage; The Umbric
      Pustule . . . . THE EVIL TRITONE!!!


      ia nd so ark!What tenebrous, saturnalian dissonance obtrudes its chthonic
      way into the otherwise luminferously pastoral realm of the major scale?
      Indeed, it is not a veritable hell in the very heart of heaven? In fact, we
      have been duped. The horrible reality is that the lovely major scale, the
      ubiquitous queen-mother of all Western Music contains the sulfureous
      interval that the wise Gregorians named “Diablo en Musica.” The very
      do-ro-me-fa-so-la-ti-do we teach our rosy-cheeked innocents in
      kindergarten is actually the obsequious handmaiden, indeed, bedfellow
      of the Prince of Darkness!


      itw ssoo I say unto you: Revel not in the wretched squalor of the
      duplicitous major scale. Banish the hated tritone forever! Stray not from
      the Path of Pure Pentatonicity! Be steadfast in your resolve: use only
      scales with righteous and unsullied intervals!

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