I'm curious about why Negative Harmony music theory relies on finding the midpoint between the Tonic and Dominant Degrees in a scale, and flipping the scale around that point, instead of simply playing the scale's intervalic pattern inverted from the tonic.
For instance, when mirroring C Major at the midpoint between the Tonic and Dominant, you get:
C - G D - F E - E♭ F - D G - C A - B♭ B - A♭ (I pulled this little diagram off Reddit.)
Apparently, the mirror point lands between the Major, and Minor third. (E, Eb, respectively.)
But why is Negative Harmony done this way, and not by flipping right at the Tonic?
Up Down - C - C w - D - Bb w - E - Ab h - F - G w - G - F w - A - Eb w - B - Db h - C - C
If someone could explain to me why this isn't done, or alternatively, what to call this, if this isn't called mirror or Negative Harmony, I'd be really appreciative!
Thanks so much!
P.S: I used a scale finder tool to see the many names of scales that show up with this particular set of Notes:
Obviously, lots of names for the scale, and, it is possible one of them exactly matches the Inverse intervalic pattern, I didn't check them all, but none of them match exactly what I've written down above.