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Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2000 01:43:44 EST
Subject: Re: all that Jazz
In a message dated 1/14/00 3:21:34 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< Stravinsky? He certainly used them in, for example, 'The Rite of Spring'
Actually, he used them a couple of years earlier in 'Petrushka'. As a matter
of fact, A Gb triad played over a C triad is known as the "Petrushka Chord".
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2000 17:52:36 -0500
From: John Howell <John.Howell@vt.edu>
Subject: About Chords
>From: Michael Kilpatrick <email@example.com>
>Anyway, when does a chord with lots of extensions cease to be a single
>chord with lots of extensions and become instead two superimposed
It's the way they're used rather than the spellings. If the voicing
emphasizes a polytonal feeling--often using just triads--then it's a
polychord. If there's a strong sense of chord root, it's extensions.
>Hey? C2? Never seen such a thing. C9, Cmaj9, C69, yes, but never C2.
It turns up a lot in Contemporary Christian, more than jazz. It's used
when you want to add the second degree of the chord, but specifically do
NOT want a 6th, minor 7th, or major 7th along with it--a sound very popular
in CC music. And it's almost always used as a 2, crunched in with the root
and 3rd, and not in an upper octave as a 9.
The final chord in the credits for Star Trek: Voyager is a little
different, and could also be notated C2. It uses the 2nd degree of the
chord but omits the 3rd. In that case the notation would imply a suspended
(and unresolved) 2 rather than the more usual suspended 4 notated as C4 or
John & Susie Howell
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