Whitney, Digital Harmony

Music is motion...  tonal motion...  chordal motion.  

Fixing a scale, then, suggests fixating, in an otherwise too fluid medium, a kind of stepping-stone pathway of exact ratios upon the void.  - A pattern of orderly steps.

The ratios themselves constitute an all-important instrument for order.

 

There are benefits to composing patterns, from the smallest element outwards, from the center and not from the fringe, both for optical and aural composition.