I’m not sure this is the right thread for this, but I’ve been wondering about scales vs modes and am curious as to how viable generalizing modes of each scale would be.
For example: I’ve been working a lot with the lydian augmented scale, which is the third mode of melodic minor. Right now, I can get the right pitch collection by selecting e as the root, and melodic minor as the scale, but if the interface of a given app is focused on an eight note octave, then the picture is slightly shifted from where my idea wants to sit.
I guess what I’m asking is, how hard would it be to add a feature where the mode of a selected scale could be used?
So in my case, the I would select root e, the melodic minor scale, and mode 3.
Conceptually it would introduce some redundancy as you would have several ways to then focus on every diatonic mode, for example, but it would also mean that any non-trivial pitch collection could be stated once and generalized for every permutation. I would also open up some new musical angles to work with if the script you’re working with is just one part of a larger harmonic or melodic landscape.
Sometimes you just need that leading tone in the bass, you know?
Barring that, how would I go about just submitting this scale to add to musicutil, if I get the entry to the table ready?