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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000365.txt from 2003/06

From: "Christy Erickson" <perickso@-----.net>
Subj: RE: [kl] Keys and their character
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 21:29:04 -0400

Bill, Now why did you have to throw the word "chipper" into this
discussion? I think we're using our left brain skills here a bit too =
much.
I think I'd rather sit back and enjoy the sound of the music.

Christy Erickson

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Semple [mailto:wsemple@-----.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2003 7:00 AM
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: Re: [kl] Keys and their character
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> A diminished chord does not sound quite as chipper as its related =
major
> chord, does it? And when one simply flats a third, we do get a change =
in
> mood. Or at least I do.
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> As for the Blues, as I said in my previous post, the "Blues" is more =
than
> chords. But this does not negate the premise that it relies on a =
certain
> chord or scale based on primarily flatted notes. It could be argued =
that
> the
> diminished and minor modalities are necessary, but not sufficient
> conditions, to the "sad" song. That is, alone they do not make a song =
sad.
> But one cannot have a sad song without them.
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> William T. Semple
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Hausmann" <bhausmann1@-----.net>
> To: <klarinet@-----.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2003 6:32 AM
> Subject: Re: [kl] Keys and their character
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> > At 11:54 PM 6/10/2003 -0400, Kent Krive wrote:
> > >Bill,
> > >
> > >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
> >
> > If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!
> >
> >
> > =
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