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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000320.txt from 2003/06

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Keys and their character
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 06:32:41 -0400

At 11:54 PM 6/10/2003 -0400, Kent Krive wrote:
>The fact that early jazz instrumentalists adopted the harmonic format of the
>blues (most often the 12-bar format) to the extent that it became, arguably,
>the most common progression for improvisation of a happy nature, doesn't
>negate the early history of the form (originally a vocal form) as correctly
>stated by Dan.

No, it doesn't. But it does tend to negate the argument that the key or
scale defines the mood of the piece.

Bill Hausmann

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