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Rain Has Fallen (Extended Tertian)

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As part of a composition assignment, I had to write a melody for a James Joyce poem, create variations of that melody in different modes, and then set 3 of those variations to quartal/quintal, extended tertian, and secondal harmonic backgrounds. Here is my blues pentatonic variation, set to an extended tertian harmonic background. Let me know what you think!

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51 minutes ago, Luis Hernández said:

It sounds nicely bluesy. But what do you mean with extended tertian background? It sounds tonal harmony to me....

 

By extended tertian I mean chords built off of thirds (seventh chords, ninth chords).

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Very cool. There's not much I can say except I love blues and you've got a great little riff here. Do post the full set of variations when they're finished. That's an interesting assignment and it'd be neat to see how you approach those different techniques.

 

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2 hours ago, Luis Hernández said:

OK that's what I thought.... If you try quartal/quintal/secondal harmony it will be different...!!

 

Yeah absolutely! I used a phrygian variation for the quartal/quintal harmonic background, which gave it a completely different sound. I've been struggling with the secondal variation though- it's been difficult to find a way to make secondal chords work with it. 

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1 hour ago, fishyfry said:

Very cool. There's not much I can say except I love blues and you've got a great little riff here. Do post the full set of variations when they're finished. That's an interesting assignment and it'd be neat to see how you approach those different techniques.

 

 

Thank you, I'm glad you liked it! The quartal/quintal variation is on my page if you'd like to check it out. Still working on the secondal variation though!

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