Questions tagged [negative-harmony]

For questions about Ernst Levy's notion of negative (or mirror) harmony, recently resurrected by Jacob Collier.

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How to negatively harmonize a major key into different modes other than Aeolian (minor) mode? (T7i inversion)

The T7i inversion transforms a major key into its parallel minor (Aeolian mode). How do I transform a major key into other modes? Are there inversions other than T7i?
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What is this chord progression?

There is a chord progression in Nasty Majesty (Track 2 in Octotune, from Splatoon 2) that I am having trouble analyzing. It is: Gminor Bflat Cminor D7 Gminor and I am not sure how to analyze it. I ...
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What is negative harmony? [duplicate]

I've been seeing videos about different songs in negative harmony, but I don't know exactly what it means. I don't really know wha else to say. Please tell me what negative harmony is and how to use ...
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Convert a MuseScore piece to negative harmony

I'd like to experiment with a large selection of tunes to see what negative harmony does to them but I don't want to spend time converting them note by note. Does MuseScore have a plugin to ...
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Transposing the melody in negative harmony

All talk of negative harmony, such as What is the correct process for deriving the 'mirror' or 'negative' harmony of a progression? deals with transposing the chords according to the ...
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Negative Harmony

Is there a quick rule-of-thumb for finding negative harmonies? Usually they are explained by drawing a circle of pitches and pairing them by lining up the 'positive' and 'negative' pitches. But this ...
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Are there any typical, practical applications of negative harmony?

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 ...
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Why is the Mirror on a midpoint, rather than the root note, in Negative Harmony theory?

I'm curious about why Negative Harmony music theory relies on finding the midpoint between the Tonic and Dominant Degrees in a scale, and flipping the scale around that point, instead of simply ...
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How do I harmonize a C major scale in fourths and then apply negative/mirror harmony?

I recently tried using quartal harmony and mirror harmony (also known as "negative harmony") together. I was looking for some music theory that would inspire me to do something more unusual than I ...
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Negative harmony: What does it mean to “rotate around the axis”?

We're a bit confused on what it means to "rotate around the axis". How does that work exactly? I heard the the idea that in the C/G axis you're rotating around E/E♭, but what does that mean...to "...
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What is the correct process for deriving the 'mirror' or 'negative' harmony of a progression?

I recently stumbled upon the concept of negative harmony in these threads: https://www.talkbass.com/threads/negative-harmony.533862/#post7227335 http://www.jazzguitar.be/forum/theory/30394-negative-...
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Do all modes make another mode when inverted?

I may just being going crazy but I was writing some music theory and noticed that if you reverse the whole steps and half steps of a mode it becomes another mode. (W= whole tones H= half tones) ...