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Is there a difference between C6sus4 and an inverted Fadd2?

How the chord is named depends on how it operates within the music. For example, if the following chord is C6, then it would probably be called C6sus4, because the 4 is resolving the 3. On the other ...
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Can Flat ii Function as a Dominant and Pre Dominant?

N6 and II♭7 are not the same chord and do not share their tonal function. II♭7 includes the 4th and the 7th of the key (the same tritone as V7), and can therefore act as the dominant of I. While N6 (a ...
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Can Flat ii Function as a Dominant and Pre Dominant?

Tritone substitution is a jazz concept and because the jazz concept is concerned with the tritone of TI and FA being in both a dominant seventh chord and its tritone substitution, both chords are ...
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Can Flat ii Function as a Dominant and Pre Dominant?

I'm not sure the other responses get to the heart of the matter, which is that these two uses of bII come from very different musical practices. So, the answer to “Can bII function as a dominant and ...
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What chords am I using here?

...and I wanted to analyse the chords I'll offer a big-picture counter-question: why? This is presumably for your own edification, not out of a desire to add chord symbols that some other instrument ...
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What chords am I using here?

Chords are always interpretation and depend on context, especially in arpeggiated passages where it is not exactly clear where the next chord might start. Harmonic shifts do not need to align with ...
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Is there a difference between C6sus4 and an inverted Fadd2?

When denoting something that can be written two ways that are equivalent in practice, it's generally a good idea to choose the one that's more intuitive to read. I'm sure "Csus4 C6sus4 Csus4"...
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Does anything non-microtonal resolve to a neutral triad?

This is sort of a definitional issue; in common parlance, anything that uses notes outside of the standard 12 is "microtonal"*. So no, music can't really resolve to a neutral triad and not ...
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Can Flat ii Function as a Dominant and Pre Dominant?

Some remarks additional to Nuno’s answer: The N6 chord is specifically subdominant because it merely replaces the fifth of the minor iv by the minor 6th. Note that contrary to the sixte ajoutée the ...
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Eleventh Chord in Major and Dominant

For a start, C11 contains C, E, G, B♭,D, F. C(♯11) contains C, E, G, B♭,D, F♯. Yes, if the base triad is major, it's very likely the 11th will be sharpened. But then the chord will be written as C(♯...
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Why is a 2-5-1 progression so often associated with jazz?

The numbers 2 5 1 - or ii V I in Roman numerals - indicate chord roots. If you consider just the chord roots ii V I is a roots by descending fifths progression, and there is nothing exclusive to jazz ...
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