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Old 08-15-2010, 11:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What is your favorite part of music theory? Personally, the circle of 5th's amazes me the most. ^.^
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm quite particular to the whole major 5th/minor 3rd concept myself. I find it particularly mind blowing and erotic.
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Old 08-15-2010, 01:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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a secret chord

well it goes like this the fourth, the fifth
the minor fall and the major lift
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Old 08-15-2010, 03:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The use of modes (all except Ionian and Aeolian of course), and tritones. Each mode creates a totally different atmosphere than the standard major/minor sound. And tritones just add another element to a piece when used properly!
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The use of modes (all except Ionian and Aeolian of course), and tritones. Each mode creates a totally different atmosphere than the standard major/minor sound. And tritones just add another element to a piece when used properly!
I'm going to second the tritones.

I like ****ing around with extended harmonies because it's interesting to see what patterns I can get from it. Like moving from closed voicings to open voicings in 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th chords.

Also intrigued with having multiple keys at once. I play piano and I've found some compositions that have treble and bass in different keys and it adds that extra layer of complexity to it.

I also love fugues.
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Forgot to add that I like suspensions.
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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my favourite part of music theory was learning how to forget it while playing it.
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Forgot to add that I like suspensions.
Mmmm... A suspended 2nd, my favorite.
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Mmmm... A suspended 2nd, my favorite.
I like that one as well! Suspensions can be hard to notate in a four-part score though - trying to avoid any parallels while making the suspension actually work :-/
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Lol I just started on the circle of fifths... Watching you guys taking a whack at those suspensions and all that makes my head spin lol
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