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    man just sing an octave lower, the backing may be...

    man just sing an octave lower, the backing may be in fifths/thirds and you are not off key but off melody.
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    if you have a melody then its easy. follow the...

    if you have a melody then its easy. follow the harmonic blocks of the melody, or substitute them (Dm instead of F for ex). personally if i have a melody harmonic section in Aminor for example my...
  3. i think in terms of scale steps, when i hear a...

    i think in terms of scale steps, when i hear a simple melody i sometimes can hear the solfege notes (do-re-mi). this allows me to play it on any instrument. the guitar is rather hard because of...
  4. 10years ago still Royksopp, getting over...

    10years ago still Royksopp, getting over Classical music and getting into gypsy jazz (Django Reinhardt), 5years ago i was slowly loosing interest in the quality of Martin Buttrich, Robert Babicz,etc,...
  5. you don't have a subdominant chord in your...

    you don't have a subdominant chord in your progression, so F has no place. except you can insert it in the far end of the G chord to make it into an unbearable tensioned G7 wanting to resolve back....
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    music has a constant series of pitches that the...

    music has a constant series of pitches that the ear must group in order to give sense to. sometimes harmonic group borders are crossing and unclear. if you design a musical example that is clear cut,...
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    oh how i love to see posts like this. i feel like...

    oh how i love to see posts like this. i feel like music theory is taboo, when someone asks simple questions like these. all we can learn from music theory is a stupid how to avoid parallel fifths and...
  8. i'm no expert, i think the verse wants a I-IV...

    i'm no expert, i think the verse wants a I-IV movement, but that second chord Gmajor point out that this "backwards" movement is more in the shape of V-I, V-IV-I more exactly. basically it starts...
  9. they think they know a lot, but all they know are...

    they think they know a lot, but all they know are useless facts.
    most beautiful music or appreciated music comes from non-musicians.
  10. how are they separate chords if they play...

    how are they separate chords if they play together? they will form 1chord, except some tones for one instrument or another. if you mean like that i guess you can think of a added chord, or more...
  11. thanks, lol i wrote "tanks". i get the impression...

    thanks, lol i wrote "tanks". i get the impression i have a shred of an idea about the basics, or "conventional" music theory basics, it's just that i keep forgetting the details, and meanings lol....
  12. thanx Steve, it's earth-shattering to me your...

    thanx Steve, it's earth-shattering to me your distinction of "centric" music versus "tonal" music. i mean i don't know any rules about how the first works i guess.. i don't know what to make of it.....
  13. subdominant competing for tonal center?

    So to establish a tonal center (for a melody), you have to empower a certain tone, either by using it at the beginning or/and end of a tune, repeating it throughout the harmonic progression, or...
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    i'm always taking long breaks from music study so...

    i'm always taking long breaks from music study so i keep forgetting or better said transforming information in my head. i red a few conventional books in the distant past about harmony but i found...
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    Hi, music theory/knowledge lovers!

    I like all kinds of music, but mostly the language/languages of music (rhythm, harmony, timbre, dynamics). i'm interested in basic stuff like the roles of the diatonic or chromatic tones in a key....
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