‘Music’ is the sum of vibrations created by an intelligence. ‘Theory’ is the evaluation of the bonds between vibrations.
Tritonet is a theoretical model that provides a new approach to music theory by reintroducing ‘Circle of Fifths’. Additional components turn the circle into a musical calculator, which can be used to construct musical structures visually.
Inspired by a three thousand year old tablet, the book pays homage to past and present music, while leading to a future with ‘ResTens’ (modular voice leading) and ‘Cyclic Music’ (tonality cycles).
The book contains QRCodes to communicate with Tritonet App to be able to listen, observe and develop intelligence for ‘Harmony’.
Music Theory is a compulsory course at music-related schools which they currently use tonal harmony for the fundamental education. Tonal harmony is a system based on duality of Major and minor scales, first introduced by J.P. Rameau in 1722.
The system or the rules of aesthetics, has been perfected by many European composers, especially in 18th and 19th century, namely the Common Practice Period. Although the individuality caused rules began to be extended beyond the conventions. By the time of the twentieth century, harmony was unrecognisable to the tonal harmony, not to mention about the harmonic choices of different cultures in the world.
The idea of Tritonet however, is to focus on relationships of the sounds based on their physical properties. Mechanism allows users to observe the itinerary of harmony on a musical slide-rule. Main intention of the idea is to teach harmony to everyone, in a shorter time and in a more respect-to-individuality way.
Theory education usually starts around the age of 14-15 and takes around 4 years to master it. Although at the end, you need to forget or get over it in order to do something new. Moreover, it is not easy-access or applicable for the empiric music makers.
Guido d'Arezzo has reduced theory education from 11 to 2 years a millennium ago by using a simple hand calculation. I would hope to do the same thing now, reduce more by using a musical calculator.