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9h
comment Why do triads sound strongest in second inversion?
Subjectivity. Mark Levine may think so, I don't. 1st inversion can sound strong as the tonic is on top. There's only 3 options, so why should one sound better, apart from to an individual?
12h
comment Why is Hendrix's tuning at Woodstock in between Eb and E?
It happened a lot. I remember playing a gig, two bands on, and at the end of the night, both bands decided to play together the no. 1 for that week. Key sorted, it was horrendous. Only after the gig did I realise why. The two bands were a demi semitone out with each other!. Didn't make any difference when one band was playing - why would it?
16h
comment Which other chords are considered equivalent or function like a V7?
The deceptive cadence is also known as an interrupted cadence.
22h
comment Which other chords are considered equivalent or function like a V7?
Not being picky, but can the 'add' be left out, as it's a minor chord with a 6th - although I've never understood why it's a major 6th interval - except with a min6th it sounds awful!
22h
comment Which other chords are considered equivalent or function like a V7?
Why have you called it F add6 rather than Fm6?
22h
comment Which other chords are considered equivalent or function like a V7?
Not many people know that ! I certainly wasn't thinking of it ! So is it different from Fm6 ? Only, I guess, that Fm6 is a iv, not a V.
22h
comment Which other chords are considered equivalent or function like a V7?
Minor dominant 9th on ii goes better to I, in my ears. Vm dom9 wants to go to V, making an imperfect cadence. Like the b and # 5ths and 9ths, (altereds) though.
23h
comment Guitar amp distorts after being cranked
I'd have gone for speaker, too. How do you know it's o.k? Moral of story - don't lend gear!!
1d
comment Learning to keep time
Which instrument are you struggling to keep time with?
1d
comment Fender Strat - parity between neck and middle pickups
On the original Strats, from '50s/'60s, I thought all three pups were the same - the different sound is from their positions on the body.
1d
comment In Bach's Prelude in A Minor, what chord is B D G# and what's its function?
@CalebHines - You're correct, and your answer is the better one. I wondered about calling it a second inversion, but with a note (E) missing from the sequence, thought maybe not.
2d
comment How can I learn to read bass clef score more naturally?
@MatthewRead - this is a great idea! Why doesn't everybody know about it? Simple, but effective! Symmetry rules! Change this from a comment to an answer - now! Only works for C, but what the heck!
Mar
29
comment Major Blues Scale over I-IV-V progression
Probably easier to remember which notes you CAN'T play!! b2,b6 and maj7. Though I'm sure they will fit in somewhere nicely!
Mar
29
comment Modes, Scales, Getting The Tonality/Color Of Said Modes, Etc
When C maj or Amin are used for the key of a song, it's the same idea. Sometimes the V of Amin (Emaj) is used to emphasise the push towards Amin, but not always. So, yes.
Mar
28
comment Modes, Scales, Getting The Tonality/Color Of Said Modes, Etc
Yes............
Mar
28
comment Modes, Scales, Getting The Tonality/Color Of Said Modes, Etc
The simple triads that fit into a key are - I,ii,iii,IV,V,vi and viio. That's code for - capitals=major, lower case=minor. Those chords will work in the parent key. Say C. So, in key C, the chords will be C,Dm, Em, F,G,Am and Bo. So, in D Dorian, the same set of chords work, because the same notes are being used, just centering on D rather that C. Other chords can come into play, just as they may in any song, but those are the mainstay. How's that?
Mar
28
comment What is a chord with a diminished third called?
Very good point ! In 50+ yrs of playing and teaching, it never occurred to me about that C7, +1.
Mar
28
comment Double bass position for very high octave
For any definitive answer, we'll need a video or at least a title of the song.
Mar
28
comment What is a chord with a diminished third called?
More likely to resolve to the IV of F - Bb?
Mar
27
comment How to (re)gain relaxation and muscular control? Any excercises, methods?
A picture of you playing may help - it could be that your elbows are level with or lower than the keys, resulting in extra muscle power holding up your wrists.