Messiaen's Modes of Limited Transposition
Olivier Messiaen's symmetrical modes of limited transposition, are a set of
scales which fit a strict set of criteria relating to their symmetry and the repitition of of their interval groups.
- Choose your mode and the root note you want.
- Click and drag to rotate the mode diagram.
- Click notes from the scale to construct a chord from the bottom up.
- Press the 'Play chord' button to hear your masterpiece! If you don't like the outcome, you can always clear the chord and start again, or remove individual notes.