Dorian Origin is a naming protocol to simplify the
conceptualization of chord, scale and modal relationships.
The differences between Dorian Origin and the standard
naming protocol are very simple and easy to adapt to. But,
as minor as the differences are, they go a long way to
making scales and modes easier to understand, especially
when dealing with some of the more exotic scales.
The only significant differences are:
The documentation included with both Harmatrix and
ScaleBlazer, contains an in depth explanation of Dorian
Origin as well as a crash course in music theory. Using
Dorian Origin is simple; it makes scales and modes much
easier to understand and work with. Both Harmatrix and
ScaleBlazer have conversion functions that make transition a
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