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    ^^^ If you're new to these concepts - this video seems to assume that you are - I would recommend adjusting your YouTube play speed setting to .75.
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    Sometimes, a composer will just 'go' from Amajor to Gminor because it sounds good, with no reason to explain it beyond the composer's ear and sensibilities.
    The fun starts for me at least when applying Reimannian and other principles to more complex structures as a means of exploring harmony without gravity. The rules can always be stretched beyond their remit and as an example, see the attachment above. Using principles like this in a more personal way is a great search tool when hunting for ideas. This will be nothing new to some of you (Edward, Wooduck and MR) and might not even be considered music, rather a bare bones foundation (although that depends on your ears!) but I thought it might be illuminating for others to see how technique can be applied - it is almost easy to generate material, much harder to make something of it. One never knows where an arbitrary step might lead to.
    For example, why have 2 notes in common, why not just one perhaps, or more? Use the principle of 'R' to step up (or down) any note in a complex chord by intervals other than a second. Apply enharmonic practice and see where the voice leads to, perhaps its destination has another function in the new harmony and not just a form of parallel writing.
    The transformations one can conceive of are virtually unlimited except by the imagination, but should always be subjected to the ears approval and then the somewhat tougher application of musical imagination and invention.

    EDIT, I had some time free this am and decided to do the simplest of string arranging to bring out the music in the example above. If you want to hear it, go here and download. (it's a small file and the links good for a week).


    https://we.tl/t-CWeznhNN5s
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeh375 View Post
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    EDIT, I had some time free this am and decided to do the simplest of string arranging to bring out the music in the example above. If you want to hear it, go here and download. (it's a small file and the links good for a week).
    https://we.tl/t-CWeznhNN5s
    Interesting! However, I have a sense that a string ensemble does, shall we say, soften the edges of the harmony? Which is not a problem, strings are wonderful. A bit more gnarly on a piano though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobilmente View Post
    Interesting! However, I have a sense that a string ensemble does, shall we say, soften the edges of the harmony? Which is not a problem, strings are wonderful. A bit more gnarly on a piano though?
    True enough Nobilmente. The dissonance was softened further by taking the top voice up an octave. Of course "gnarly" scoring would work equally well on strings and elsewhere. One could easily imagine aggressively bowed ff double stops in tight spacing, secco, or perhaps brass sfp's etc. The possibilities are endless from creation up to presentation.

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