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post May 6 2009, 02:19 PM
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i was seeing this documentary about music and in one part he plays dissonant chords and than "resolves" them to create tension. i understood what it meant but i can quire figure out how i do this my self. any help?

another thing i didnt understand that he said a Cmajor7 "desperately wanted to go to Fmajor but why? because its B flats fifth?

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post May 6 2009, 02:29 PM
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I think you should play that chord melodically
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post May 6 2009, 03:48 PM
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Some scale degree chords carry alot more tension (outside feel) than others, which are much calmer to land on.
Say you're in Cmaj.

Imaj IImin IIImin IVmaj V7 VImin VIIdim.

dominant, or 'chords with tension in the given scale degree' are the V and VII, or 5th and 7th degree chords.
This pretty much means that if you play G7 or Bdim in Cmajor, it will sound very unstable and carry alot of tension, but if you resolve it by changing chord to a tonic type chord (I, III or VI) it will resolve beautifully from unstable to stable.

A very common cadence (chord progression) is I IV V I, which is tonic (stable), sub dominant, also quite calm, but wants to go somewhere, and finally the dominant chord, which is the one he was talking about in the lesson. You resolve it by returning to the tonic.

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post May 6 2009, 03:52 PM
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QUOTE (kjutte @ May 6 2009, 04:48 PM) *
Some scale degree chords carry alot more tension (outside feel) than others, which are much calmer to land on.
Say you're in Cmaj.

Imaj IImin IIImin IVmaj V7 VImin VIIdim.

dominant, or 'chords with tension in the given scale degree' are the V and VII, or 5th and 7th degree chords.
This pretty much means that if you play G7 or Bdim in Cmajor, it will sound very unstable and carry alot of tension, but if you resolve it by changing chord to a tonic type chord (I, III or VI) it will resolve beautifully from unstable to stable.

A very common cadence (chord progression) is I IV V I, which is tonic (stable), sub dominant, also quite calm, but wants to go somewhere, and finally the dominant chord, which is the one he was talking about in the lesson. You resolve it by returning to the tonic.



Excellent explanation !
Kjutte has been reading theory board I see smile.gif




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post May 6 2009, 05:37 PM
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QUOTE (Pedja Simovic @ May 6 2009, 04:52 PM) *
Excellent explanation !
Kjutte has been reading theory board I see smile.gif


Means alot coming from you, man!!! thanks!
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post May 6 2009, 06:08 PM
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QUOTE (vampire18 @ May 6 2009, 03:19 PM) *
another thing i didnt understand that he said a Cmajor7 "desperately wanted to go to Fmajor but why? because its B flats fifth?


One note, it was probably C7 and not Cmajor7,
nothing more to add. smile.gif


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