What is Tonal Gravity?

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Tonal gravity is the heart of the Lydian Chromatic Concept. Simply put, the basic building block of tonal gravity is the interval of the perfect fifth. Every tone within Western musics equal tempered tuning relates to every other tone by either being close to – or distant from – the center of gravity, which is the tonic (or DO) of the Lydian Scale. There are 3 states of tonal gravity: Vertical, Horizontal, and Supra-Vertical.