New answers tagged chord-progressions
For jazz there is a lot of theory to embrace. A good source is 'The Jazz Theory Book' by Mark Levine that will guide you through everything and all different styles of jazz. With the knowledge from it you should be able to analyze any jazz song.
With regard to the jazz examples, there really is a theory. It may not have been studied by musicologists at the start or taught in college classes, but it was there, and was picked up and understood by the musicians. In this case when I say "theory" I mean a mental model that has both explanatory and predictive power. It is easy to see that there is a ...
Indeed, common practice tonal analysis really begins to break down around the turn of the century. One of the problems theorists, composers, and musicians are encountering today is that the horizon is now so wide, there is no single zeitgeist through which musicians operate. This is unique because it has never occurred throughout music history before the ...
Reminds me of 'One Note Samba' (Jobim). A simple idea would be to use the D in the first example, and go to other notes from that particular chord in each bar. E.g. D-E in 1st bar, D-C 2nd, D-F# 3rd etc. This references the 'pedal note', but also the underlying chord. Assuming one chord represents one bar, there is time to play around with the notes from ...
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