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    crossed voicing in bach chorals

    stringent voice leading rules are put in place to prevent things like this. i have noticed at least three instances of crossed voicing in my old music theory binder that were definitely put there by...
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    dude!

    make the Gmaj into a Gmaj 7! then you're not in C anymore! i personally dislike the vi V IV progression. or i VII VI. something like that. although there's mad potential for improvisation.

    i do...
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    bump... rather than start a new thread with...

    bump...

    rather than start a new thread with almost the exact same question...

    this "musical" snippet (again an incomplete chunk) was inspired by notions of extreme symmetry: swap god for a...
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    lately i've been trying to start with a concept...

    lately i've been trying to start with a concept or feeling, from there i'll find a rhythm that accommodates that feeling, and then add chords. the melody generally finds it's way into my brain after...
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    now the stuff that i write might not be...

    now the stuff that i write might not be considered "good" by most, but it makes me happy. this is how i approach composition:

    it's good for me to have a certain sound or compositional technique in...
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    i am in a very similar situation myself, being...

    i am in a very similar situation myself, being only a little younger than you, and i am a drummer. fully immerse yourself in the music you play, write, listen to, etc... know the songs, know the...
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    thank you both... unfortunately it is only that...

    thank you both... unfortunately it is only that one string of chords, and i'll probably never record any of it, it'll probably be forgotten at some point in the next week. it's just nice to have some...
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    is this music?

    my friends and myself had been drinking all day, and when they left i was still wide awake. when i woke up this morning there was an mp3 on my computer entitled "ancient age music."

    the chords are...
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    carmina burana is a set of more than 200 poems...

    carmina burana is a set of more than 200 poems written by monks who decided to leave their monastery and experience the real world. orff picked a few of these poems and put them to music, because...
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    Carmina Burana...

    i think this is the appropriate part of the website to do this kind of thing... i've told my friends in the real world, but that wasn't enough.

    i saw, in real life, carmina burana as performed by...
  11. Thread: 11th chords

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    actually, that would be called a #11 (C, E, G,...

    actually, that would be called a #11 (C, E, G, Bb, D, F#, A). on any chord that starts with a major triad, the 11 should be omitted unless implied by the melody, or specifically stated in the chord...
  12. it's easy to get lost in theory land sometimes,...

    it's easy to get lost in theory land sometimes, but it's all really very interesting. i wasn't trying to find hard questions, the german augmented six in e-minor (or C7) actually came up in a song i...
  13. another question?

    here is a chord:
    A#
    G
    E
    C

    it functions as a dominant that wants to go to B -- a German Augmented 6 chord. What's the Jazz name for that? I don't think you could rightfully call it a C7... but...
  14. it took me a while to look through all of the...

    it took me a while to look through all of the awesome information you guys have to offer on this subject. the beauty of music is that there are so many different schools of thought. having read...
  15. i have one thing to point out: most of the time,...

    i have one thing to point out: most of the time, when you see an extension (or any number for that matter) you assume that all of the numbers below it are implied (i.e. Emaj 9 implies root, 3, 5, 7,...
  16. Constructing altered scales based on altered chords!

    a friend in the real world asked me about this the other day... his real question was "where is something like a lydian dominant scale applicable?" because it's weird and cool but doesn't seem to fit...
  17. i learned with solfegio

    and i'm still not spot on. i would highly recommend learning all those lame sounding syllables, and singing them every day. pretty soon it's just a matter of connecting the dots. if you do it enough,...
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    use the tripple flat!

    i have never in my entire life heard of a symbol for a double flat (bb).

    that being said, if your theory teacher told you to put a diminished third on top of a Gb, you should slap a smile on your...
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    example diddy ii-V-I

    so in response to your request for some examples i've made two measures of stuff, and without much explanation:


    http://www.ibreathemusic.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=4&pictureid=14
    here we...
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    tension/voice substitution win!

    you guys! after looking around for about an hour i was able to find all my binders from last semester and here is what we're working with:

    four way close is a type of arranging (the last kind i...
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    i'll definitely keep you posted... because a...

    i'll definitely keep you posted... because a forum full of music nerds is a good place to keep happy.
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    thanks

    the tension chart was a list of which degrees of the underlying chord you would want to use in order to harmonize a jazz melody for say four or five horns. the voice substitution chart was more for...
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    tension and voice substitution charts

    after dropping out of college and loosing my notes i have joined this forum in order to recover some knowledge. in advanced jazz theory last semester we talked about tension and voice substitution...
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