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Musical Theory Abound!!!
 #65933  by strumminsix
 Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:11 pm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chord_substitution

Listen to this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7lTjD8BFyY
No focus on 1:50 as he talks about it...

Fascinating! I've been working on this not knowing what it's called!

In fact reading on how the 5's dim 7 or the sharpened 5 dim 7 both work in other apps is the solution to what my ears couldn't figure out!

Also things like ommited the roots since the bass or keys has it.

Complimentary chords like relative minors or sneaking in say a Cmaj7 for a G, etc...

Loving this stuff.
 #65937  by BuddhaG
 Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:36 pm
Thanks for the linkies, strum. Will check out as soon as I'm done with this paper on hay production and the necessary machinery.

Chord subs are what make jazz, GD music, and any improvisation interesting. They are what give the music a more complex, :smile: expansive quality, and we all know that is a good good thing.
 #65997  by sack the wack
 Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:42 am
BuddhaG wrote:this paper on hay production and the necessary machinery.
Off topic but I thought all you need is a hammer and duct tape.