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give me an example of what you mean as "In" to the right and "out" to the left.Well, I'd like to clarify that this isn't Steve's system, or something that anyone around here (well, 99%) isn't using. All the intervals that represtent the 12-tone system are compounds of two intervals, thirds and fifths.
It's not a system so much as the physics of the thing, AFAIK.
So, from a root, a fifth is a fifth up.
A third is a third up.
Then you flip 'em.
A fouth is a fifth down.
A minor sixth is a third down.
Then, you add them.
A ninth is two fifths up.
A seventh is a two fifths up and a third down.
Do you see that?
Its really way easier to SEE than it is too write about.
A simple lattice will show you the generating patch of the intervals.
That'll show you where they all are.
Anything that is up and right is 'in'.
Anything that is down and left is 'out', if you will.
Also, a clarification:
This reciprocal concept has nothing to do with 'scale steps'. That would be diatonic symmetry (I think, correct me if I'm wrong). Completely different.
So, anyways, you've got a key, and 'in' is one way, and 'out' is the other.
Does that help Tag?
I hope my explination was understandable, and if I made a mistake, somebody please come tell me.