The early Chinese have managed to formulate precisely the procedure to obtain musical scales. The two ways to generate the chromatic scale are namely :

  1. Lu-Shi Chun-Qiu Method (based on the Guan-Zi method)
  2. Jue-Zeng Method

However, the basis of these two procedures lie in the pentatonic scale. (Scale consisting of only five notes). We will thus present the "Up-and-Down Principle" of generating the pentatonic scale (as recorded in the Guan-Zi) before we explore the generation of the chromatic scale.

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