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Burdick's I Ching Modal Family Group 2

Burdick's I Ching Modal Family Group1

Modal Family Groups

Like the Greek modes in music, I have charted out the modes in the I ching.

 In music the modes all have the same set of 7 tones A through G without sharps or flats. Each mode then simply starts on a different tone.

If you look at the Hexagram you see they rotate bottom to the next top and generally there are six premutations.

There are twelve modal family groups and two independent hexagrams:

Independent:
1 (6 yang ines)
2 (6 yin lines

Group 1
(2 yang lines):
3, 35, 39, 40, 36, & 4

Group 2
(4 yang lines):
5, 38, 37, 6, 49& 50

Group 3
(1 yang lines) :
7, 24, 23, 8, 16 & 15

Group 4:
9, 10, 13, 44,43 & 14

Group 5:
11, 41, 42, 12, 31 & 32

Group 6:
17, 56, 48, 54, 22 & 59

Group 7:
18, 60, 21, 53, 47 & 55

Group 8:
19, 27, 20, 45, 62 & 46

Group 9:
25, 33, 28, 34, 26 & 61

Group 10:
29, 57 & 58

Group 11:
30, 57 & 58

Group 12:
63 & 64