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Some good comments - to recap and add my own twist: When the guitar is playing bar chords, the main notes are 1-5-8 (F-C-F, etc.), an octave with a fifth in the middle. Keyboardists are tempted to throw in a third. DON'T! Two reasons - 1) the guitar usually does not play the third; and 2) if the guitarist is wrong picking major or minor (keyboardists are ...


People 400 years ago in the Baroque era did not like "Bach-ique polyphony music". Music for high society and for the people had diverged. With the weakening of class borders, an increase of come-uppance and decadency, Baroque polyphony went down the drain (Bach was one of the last outposts) and was superceded by music more suitable to the nouveau rich and ...

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