Insen Scale
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Insen (or In Sen) is a tuning scale adapted from shamisen music by Yatsuhashi Kengy? for tuning of the koto. It only differs from the hirajoshi scale by one note.

In D mode it consists of: D-E-G-A-C[1] so it has the same notes as the Phrygian chord (7sus?9).

Other chords compatible with insen scale include M7?11 when the scale is played half steps lower (for example B in sen scale for CM7?11 chord) and Cm6 and Cm when the scale is played one full step above (for example D insen with Cm6 or Cm chord).

Other scales related to koto instrument include the Hirajoshi, Iwato and Kumoi-choshi scales.


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