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9         Other PC Set Similarity Relations

This section covers other ways in which two PC Sets can be related. Again, this can be a useful compositional technique. For example, you could choose a PC Set and compose a work which is made up of just the original PC Set plus other, closely related sets. Such a composition should have a fairly consistent harmonic color throughout. Similarly, if you are looking for dramatic color contrasts, you will likely want to avoid similarly related PC Sets.


Note that you can explore many of these similarity relations at .

9.1          Special Purpose Relations:  Rp, R0, R1, R2


9.2          Other techniques for generating related PC Sets

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