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  1. #16
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    Ken I got your book @B&N,
    it's really the language of intervals and the listening to the sound thing.

    it's quite remarkable. congratulations.
    really, it's cool.

    Then not only does this 225:128 b7 sound different, it also resolves to a +5. A bluesy 7:4 b7 on the other hand is more resolved than a b6. So those two notes can be completely backwards
    OK for it. very nice and very important indeed.
    a bVII from the V is really not the same sound as a bVII from the +IV and neither is from the III.

    when you mean the maths back it up,
    it's just a ratio calculus then ? from the 5 the connection is a minor third interval, maj third from the +4, tritone from the III,
    I guess if we do the ratio calculus, the minor third from the 5 may equal the minor seventh up / whole step down from the I ?

    Then it even gets tricker because a 225:128 and a 7:4 are almost the same as far as intonation. So I can't play one without the possibly of the other being perceived instead. I have to connect differently, maybe even create a CT on +IV at first. After I learn to connect to it though, I can then get rid of the CT by not allowing the ear to build a Tonic there.
    that's very interesting to be able to back it up with the physics.

    if we connect melodically we can sound different ratios (different/distant sounds/color, even more than we think that's what you meant with bigger ratios ?) while we play with the same ET12 notes ? (thats very important indeed). We can play blue notes/dark/conflicting intervals or very bright/floating/distant/agreeing intervals (which sounds more like contemporary music) depending on the intervals (/ certain tendencies) we played before ?

    if we connect chordally voicing is super important in order to "select"/"counterbalance" the correct ratio/location we'd like for a note to sound at the moment,
    so voicing chords is about combining low/high vs simple/complex open/close tendencies to build more or less obvious/agreement ? (very important also).
    thank you Ken.
    Last edited by anatole; 07-11-2017 at 11:06 PM.

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