Scales of the World
The P’yongio scale is largely nuetral in tonality. It differs from the Natural minor in that it has no third.
The P’yongio scale comes to us from China and like many Chinese scales has a beautiful, sparse, open aspect.
This exotic sound comes from it’s “missing” third, a pivitol note in western music.
The P’yongio is, in turn, quite versatile.
It can be used with Major, Minor, dominant 7, or sus (add4) chords.