Dumpster Diving Blues (solo piano in Diachrome5 Tuning)

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photo credit Carol Rice

Dumpster Diving Blues is a one take improvisation in Gene Ward Smith’s Fokker 10 based diachrome5 tuning (see below). I was intrigued by the fact this didn’t have a 3/2 fifth in the root position of the tuning. After playing the opening two chord exchange I decided to try a bit of blues. I think the tuning certainly seems quite soulful and reminded me of dark Chicago alleys in a frosty fall night.

Gene’s tuning in scala format

! diachrome5.scl
Fifth 25/24&2048/2025 scale = pipedum_10b inverse diachrome4
10
!
10/9
75/64
5/4
4/3
64/45
25/16
5/3
16/9
15/8
2/1

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