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1989 Discovery of the symmetry tone

Audanika is a generational project that started back in 1989. As a father, Andreas Gatzsche accompanies his sons in GDR music school lessons. He witnesses them struggling to internalize the many connections between tones, chords, and scales in fourth grade. Without further ado, he takes a sheet of paper and develops a so-called circle of thirds. This enables his three sons to grasp music-theoretical relationships in a comparatively simple way. From now on, they will hardly have any difficulties with the theory units of the music school.

Still made with a typewriter and by hand: In 1989, Andreas Gatzsche developed the basic idea that later led to the creation of Audanika.

A seminal point of Andreas Gatzsche's model is the discovery of the symmetry tone. In the figure, this tone d highlighted by a vertical axis running through it. Around this, the major and minor triads of a key are grouped in symmetrical intervals. Popular chord progressions of minor and major keys are reflections on the symmetry note. Later, Audanika will show that scales, chords, and keys can be easily calculated considering the symmetry tone.