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Re: Functional Harmony -- Meaning and Mechanism

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  • Carl Lumma
    ... Yeah, guess my excitement was premature. ... Hm. ... Yep, that s a good un. -Carl
    Message 1 of 71 , May 1, 2011
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      --- Mike Battaglia <battaglia01@...> wrote:

      >> OMG, apparently there's a name for this
      >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constant_structure
      >> I wonder if Erv named his concept after it?!?!
      >
      > This just looks like parallel harmony

      Yeah, guess my excitement was premature.

      > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqKTIwhB4pI
      > Omar Hakim wrote this, and apparently at the time the chords were
      > pretty ordinary. So Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul took it apart and
      > reharmonized it, and the above is the result. This is definitely
      > modal, but it's functional. Not a lot of use of parallel harmony
      > either.

      Hm.

      > PS: another thing I forgot - here's another modal passage from
      > the Rite of Spring:
      > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSyPQMUYFgc

      Yep, that's a good 'un. -Carl
    • Mike Battaglia
      ... This was joke! ... Er, yes, I did. I m on a losing streak nowadays. -Mike
      Message 71 of 71 , May 17, 2011
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        On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 3:39 PM, Carl Lumma <carl@...> wrote:
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        > --- Mike Battaglia <battaglia01@...> wrote:
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        > > > It sounds more major to me than neutral. Like really out
        > > > of tune major. I've never liked it.
        > >
        > > I really like it too.
        >
        > Gene and I are saying we DON'T like it.

        This was joke!

        > > Anyway, I think that that's significant, and I wouldn't
        > > imagine there's a person on this list who hears that piece
        > > as major.
        >
        > I'm saying I hear it as (really out of tune) major. Did
        > you forget a negative?

        Er, yes, I did. I'm on a losing streak nowadays.

        -Mike
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