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    From 17-21, there's no accidentals, so it's still...

    From 17-21, there's no accidentals, so it's still key of D major. (It starts with the IV chord, G, in bar 17, but goes back to D.)
    In bar 22 there's a G#, but this is just a "secondary leading tone...
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    Just to confirm: I said nothing about notes. I'm...

    Just to confirm: I said nothing about notes. I'm in total agreement with Jed.
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    People these days tend to name them how they...

    People these days tend to name them how they like!

    Traditionally - if we're talking classical guitar - then "position" is basically the same thing as index finger fret. IOW, your (b), more or...
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    "Indefinite", yes I'd call it "semi-spoken". He...

    "Indefinite", yes
    I'd call it "semi-spoken". He does pitch most of the notes, but his pitching is variable, with speech-like inflections. Bob Dylan sings in a similar way sometimes (he used to be...
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    I'm no expert on her, but as music theory is...

    I'm no expert on her, but as music theory is about composition, I guess you'd want to look at the structure and principles employed in her compositions, and probably referencing her influences (if...
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    As I said, blues is a mysterious music which is...

    As I said, blues is a mysterious music which is somewhere in between the western concepts of "major" and "minor" - which are artificial after all.
    Our fixed 12-tone tuning system was imposed in...
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    Why blues? Are they blues fans? If not (yet),...

    Why blues? Are they blues fans?
    If not (yet), you'd need to explain why blues is cool. Demonstrating that could take the whole hour (examples from youtube, not just yourself).
    Uh-oh....
    OK. What...
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    I can't tell whether you're joking or not. :)...

    I can't tell whether you're joking or not. :)
    The answer is no, in any case.
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    Oh, OK. Makes even more sense! :)

    Oh, OK. Makes even more sense! :)
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    I agree. Seems plain enough, if I interpret it...

    I agree. Seems plain enough, if I interpret it correctly as a form of 9/8 with a specific internal rhythmic pattern (very subtly different from normal 9/8).
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    Well, talking of "irrational", this thread is 8...

    Well, talking of "irrational", this thread is 8 years old, and I'm only here because I noticed you'd blown the dust off it... (and I have nothing better to do right now)

    The idea of calling a note...
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    "A6" is not a key, it's a chord: the notes A C# E...

    "A6" is not a key, it's a chord: the notes A C# E F#, which could also be F#m7.
    Those 4 notes are found in three major scales: A major, D major and E major.

    The notes D G B F# make Gmaj7.
    ...
  13. Counterpoint is a strict series of rules for...

    Counterpoint is a strict series of rules for achieving music which sounds "right" within a specific historical genre - pre-classical polyphony, and to some extent in Baroque music. The art of...
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    FWIW, that's my view too. (I suspect the truth...

    FWIW, that's my view too. (I suspect the truth is a lot more complicated...;)
    Eg, triadic harmony might have come later. Harmony was certainly something that evolved very slowly over a few...
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    The wiki entry I found for the major scale has...

    The wiki entry I found for the major scale has none of the details you list (could you give a link?).
    I suspect, in fact, it's talking about the diatonic scale, from which the Greek modes (or...
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    You've got it! (Eddie Floyd's Knock On Wood too...

    You've got it! (Eddie Floyd's Knock On Wood too - same era, same sequence more or less.)
    Also consider Am as part of that collection.
    The G C and D chords all add an element of heaviness, darkness...
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    That's actually the same argument. ;) I.e., it's...

    That's actually the same argument. ;)
    I.e., it's a somewhat chicken-and-egg thing. For some mysterious reason, it "sounds good". That means it becomes common. The more common it gets, the more...
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    "Borrowing from the parallel minor" is the common...

    "Borrowing from the parallel minor" is the common term, and "mode mixture" or "modal interchange" is another.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borrowed_chord...
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    As you're not getting much response here - and I...

    As you're not getting much response here - and I don't know that book myself - I suggest you try asking on these sites (if you haven't already):
    http://www.jazzguitar.be/forum/theory/...
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    OK, a lot depends on what you think the key...

    OK, a lot depends on what you think the key centre is - if you think there is one. You say there's a "resolve" on A major - you mean it sounds [/I][/I]like it ends there? Or just that's the last...
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    Why do you need to "find a key and or mode that...

    Why do you need to "find a key and or mode that supports this"?

    It's a misunderstanding of music theory to think that everything that sounds good needs to fit one diatonic scale.

    I commend you...
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    OK - maybe your mention of aeolian mode threw me!...

    OK - maybe your mention of aeolian mode threw me!

    The bVII7 chord does have what I'd call a "pseudo-dominant" function in a major key - in that it leads to the tonic, at least.
    It very much...
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    Technically the bVII chord is "subtonic" (not...

    Technically the bVII chord is "subtonic" (not "dominant"), but I understand the idea of "dominant function" in leading to the tonic. bVII would be a classic chord preceding the tonic in Aeolian mode...
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    I don't know what you mean. I'd say the...

    I don't know what you mean.
    I'd say the measures would be flexible (in duration) in both cases. Time is elastic in both cases, just (maybe, I'm not sure) more in one than in the other.

    A...
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    aka Fermata: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermata...

    aka Fermata: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermata

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesura
    AFAIK there isn't one (only the word).
    Not quite. "Tempo Rubato" means the time is flexible, but while...
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