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  1. Hey well.....I got notified by email....so it...

    Hey well.....I got notified by email....so it make me log in, which I haven't done in quite a while so.....maybe it's not such a bad thing.....

    I'm looking around here to see who's still here........
  2. Congrats! You've just necro-ed a thread that is...

    Congrats! You've just necro-ed a thread that is nearly 10 years old!
    This calls for a celebration!

    I haven't logged in here for a VERY long time - who's still here????

    :)
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    Sticky: At first I thought you'd made some errors here,...

    At first I thought you'd made some errors here, but then I caught on to how you're thinking. When I saw no alterations in your Aeolian example, I knew where you were coming from, although I must...
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    Sticky: Right. If we're talking about a context in which...

    Right. If we're talking about a context in which there is some type of diatonic progression in C major, though we may be drawing upon the note-pool that is "C Ionian", which is a "mode", the music is...
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    Sticky: For a frame of reference, can you give an example...

    For a frame of reference, can you give an example in some sort of musical context? I think one of the big problems in these discussions is "prescriptions" that often only use chords in isolation as a...
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    Happy birthday Sean!

    Happy birthday Sean!
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    Hey Sven - a blast from the past! H A P P ...

    Hey Sven - a blast from the past!

    H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y ! ! !

    :D :D :D :D :D :D
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    Rudy!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hey man!!! I just got...

    Rudy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hey man!!!

    I just got this email that said, "Someone has replied to your post....." so I came to check it out - I haven't been here in a long time!

    I should check in more...
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    Congrats Daddy!

    Congrats Daddy!
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    Ah! See what happens when you necro a thread? ...

    Ah! See what happens when you necro a thread?

    I pop out like the genie in the latern!

    Hey.....aren't we a little older now.....???

    :D
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    "Jazzing up" your playing is going to be...

    "Jazzing up" your playing is going to be difficult if it's not "in" you meaning:

    Realistically, how much jazz do you listen to on a daily basis? If you come at this strictly academically, the...
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    Wintermute wrote: I'm assuming you're...

    Wintermute wrote:


    I'm assuming you're refering to the post before yours, by Joe Pass Jr???

    Actually, the technique he's refering to is quite valid - it's a kind of pitch axis thing.

    So...
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    depends on the genre but I'd say a good bet is: ...

    depends on the genre but I'd say a good bet is:

    chord tones.
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    So, you maintain that your examples are in fact...

    So, you maintain that your examples are in fact tonal?
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    +1 - We can't play if we're confused.

    +1 - We can't play if we're confused.
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    I'm not trying to rain on your parade or anything...

    I'm not trying to rain on your parade or anything like that - really.

    Like I said earlier, I really am not an expert on serialism at all.

    But you claim these examples to be tonal.

    The very...
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    I'm confused..... I'm no expert on serialism,...

    I'm confused.....

    I'm no expert on serialism, not by a long shot but.....

    I guess for this to qualify as a 12 row, there'd have to be no dicernable pattern, so it's not, which you stated....
    ...
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    Also, Joepass, those D# whole notes look kind of...

    Also, Joepass, those D# whole notes look kind of funny with those chords....

    (try Eb)

    :D
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    brent, Accompanying chords usually don't...

    brent,

    Accompanying chords usually don't contain the vocal melody at all. You can comp with just a couple of notes - depends on the style and what you're going after.
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    I think I understand your frustration - you're...

    I think I understand your frustration - you're trying to figure out how songwriters approach writing these sorts of songs, maybe what was going on in his head - what comes first? melody? chords? Yes?
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    so , are you trying to figure out nice voicings...

    so , are you trying to figure out nice voicings that you can play on your instrument to accompany yourself while singing?

    Or do you want to arrange the chords so that the top voice in the chord...
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    ok - listening right now

    ok - listening right now
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    aaah brent, I don't have a copy of this song.......

    aaah brent, I don't have a copy of this song....
    do you have the vocal melody written out?
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    brent, right. I'm guessing that you're...

    brent,



    right. I'm guessing that you're probably stacking the notes in order, stacking them vertically, adding the extensions on top. This will usually result in some very "blocky", angular...
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    Hi brent, Write the chords out on manuscript...

    Hi brent,

    Write the chords out on manuscript paper. Just start with a chord progression you like, even just a few chords - nothing too complicated.

    Move the voicings around (change the...
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