I think I understand the basic concept of negative harmony, rotating around an axis.
I get basic functional chord negatives like these...
inversion table Eb E D F C G B Ab A Bb
normal chord | negative chord V7 GBDF | CAbFD iiø4/2 ii6 FAD | DBbF bVII6/4 IV FAC | DBbG v6/4 (minor triad) I CEG | GEbC i6/4
I think I'm generating the negative chord correct, but how do they get used?
Should I treat those negative chords as having some kind of negative functions or qualities similar to the normal chords?
iiø4/2"function" like a dominant to a tonic
- is the sense of chord stability inverted: in negative harmony are
- should the negative chord be treated strictly as the specific inversion? Meaning is
i6/4the negative of
iin root position is not the negative of
Ibecause it is the wrong inversion?
If there aren't any typical, practical applications, and it's a unique, personal approach for each composer, I get that.
I only want to know if there are typical approaches, because when I hear 'negative harmony' I think 'harmony as the art of chord progressions' - whether functional or non-functional - not just a method for inverting isolated chords.