To begin my composition, I started with the chess board that the whole Through the Looking Glass is based on. Since a chess board is eight squares by eight squares, I decided to base my composition off of an octatonic scale, a scale that contains eight notes rather then the traditional seven of a major or minor scale.
"Compositional Process of "Through the Looking Glass","
Word Ways: Vol. 46
, Article 19.
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