retrogression of harmonies

noun: passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form
noun: returning to a former state

In the retrogression of harmonies, a key-note and its trinities, by sounding the same tones as when ascending, leads the ear to the same notes, and the root of each key-note becomes the fifth lower key-note. F, the root of C, becomes key-note; B♭, the root of F, the next key-note, and so on. [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, Diagram VII - The Modulating Gamut of the Twelve Keys1, page 29]

See Also

law of etheric compensation and restoration
restoration of equilibrium
Restorative Force
Restoring Tension
retrogression of fifths

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