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  1. I guess by "it" you mean the first chord...

    I guess by "it" you mean the first chord mentioned, rather than the chord in question? I'd call E-G-Bb-C "C7/E". It's still a Dominant 7th chord, but using the slash is a neat way of annotating the...
  2. Another....As JonR said, Dorian is a symmetrical...

    Another....As JonR said, Dorian is a symmetrical scale. It is also in the centre of the 7 mode system of parallel scales, which hints at the fact that there is greater symmetry lurking in either...
  3. Have you ever tried following a tuning for the...

    Have you ever tried following a tuning for the sympathetic strings on a sitar? It's an absolute nightmare! These strings certainly aren't for melody, but are there to provide the harmonic texture of...
  4. I think it's our Western aural habits that would...

    I think it's our Western aural habits that would cause you to come to that conclusion! I'd say that Indian ragas are purely and unadulteratedly harmonic. Harmony generically refers to the intervallic...
  5. This kind of thing usually catches my interest -...

    This kind of thing usually catches my interest - I'm a designer by trade, so thinking about graphical interfaces for music is something I've been playing around with for a while. I can say that...
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    I know this thread is a little old... That...

    I know this thread is a little old...

    That pattern is very well known and is a fairly fundamental to our scale systems. I would usually describe it as either a Lydian Pentatonic (from Bb) or an...
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    I think you may actually be kind of agreeing with...

    I think you may actually be kind of agreeing with what I said. It requires more intellect and training to be able to create music in the classical style than it does in today's popular style. I was...
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    I think min11b5. The only other thing I can think...

    I think min11b5. The only other thing I can think of is (for example) iim7/vii. I have it in my head you are playing this chord as Bm7b5 with open high E string? You could call this chord Bmin11b5,...
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    F# in D minor - it's tonally wrong, but it's the...

    F# in D minor - it's tonally wrong, but it's the phrasing that makes the 4 chord sequence sound like one of D minor. F# is awkwardly answered by Dm, but then the F references the two previous chords...
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    B - C#m, B - A - F# -makes sense in C# minor F#...

    B - C#m, B - A - F# -makes sense in C# minor
    F# - Dm - F - A -makes sense in D minor

    However, the link is broken between the two.

    When F# comes along it sounds like a major IV chord in C#...
  11. Basically yes. The diatonic scale is based on a...

    Basically yes. The diatonic scale is based on a ladder of perfect fifths. If you give a perfect fifth its own fifth, then that fifth its own fifth, and so on, you end up with the Major Pentatonic...
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    Hi Jed, reading your posts is always a reminder...

    Hi Jed, reading your posts is always a reminder of the judging/perceiving personality dichotomy.

    Two things that strike me about your mission - 1) masterful improvisation on guitar is your end. 2)...
  13. Your method is good - you will only accidentally...

    Your method is good - you will only accidentally pick out the dominant occasionally. Just cross reference these pairs to see which feels more at one with the track:

    A | D

    Bb | Eb

    B | E

    C...
  14. I think you have 3 options. Simplest would be...

    I think you have 3 options.

    Simplest would be to open your volume properties / advanced / recording and tick your PC's output so that it's feeding into whatever you record. I'm not sure off hand...
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    It's useful to think of keys and scales as being...

    It's useful to think of keys and scales as being the same thing. A key in its most fundamental sense is simply a scale (heard harmonically and melodically). However, it's also useful not to think of...
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    Bit of both. Music theory is like the onion...

    Bit of both. Music theory is like the onion analogy (you keep finding new layers). I guess it's easy to think you have uncovered the whole 'system' once you have figured out keys, but the truth is...
  17. Thread: Name this chord

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    Don't really think there would be a useful name...

    Don't really think there would be a useful name for it. You've got a fifth from D to A, so hearing a D root is unavoidable for me. Maybe you could call it Dsus#4..
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    This is actually quite a weird question, but I...

    This is actually quite a weird question, but I see where you're coming from...if that makes sense. I can't really give a detailed answer, but I think a more general answer is probably more useful...
  19. Thread: i-VI-iv-v

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    Familiar progression...try googling the chords in...

    Familiar progression...try googling the chords in certain keys

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aRKZFR5imM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtSnIFyYmIA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHuebHTD-lY...
  20. Thread: Relative Keys?

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    Hey, the reason is pretty simple: CDEFGA...

    Hey, the reason is pretty simple:

    CDEFGA sounds like: root, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh
    ABCDEFG sounds like: root, second, minor third, fourth, fifth, minor sixth, minor seventh....
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    I'd say the tonic is E and this is bluesy in...

    I'd say the tonic is E and this is bluesy in nature. D is a bVII chord, C is a bVI (both pretty normal). The 7 on C is E's 'blue note' and gives it a kind of wacky edge, but still keeping a bluesy...
  22. Thread: "IV7" question

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    Interesting, I've never really looked into...

    Interesting, I've never really looked into augmented 6th functions.

    Back to the labeling thing - he couldn't write "F#6"...I guess he could write "F(#6)". But then why not write "F(b7)"? More to...
  23. Thread: "IV7" question

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    Yes, it seems really illogical to have chord...

    Yes, it seems really illogical to have chord labeling completely dependent on such unobvious presumptions about context. And as well as being unclear he's also left unable to label blue seventh...
  24. Thread: Dissonance

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    I find this song deeply offensive. This isn't...

    I find this song deeply offensive.

    This isn't dissonant. I put the tonal centre at E rather than B. I guess I hear it as C / A / Em / Em for some reason, making it Dorian-ish.

    I think I know...
  25. Thread: Got a problem

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    Ok, section A is really asking for Amaj7 since...

    Ok, section A is really asking for Amaj7 since that's the chord it spells out minus the fifth.

    Section B is trickier since it contains accidentals. C and F do not belong to the key of A major...
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