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Thread #26333   Message #3008081
Posted By: The Fooles Troupe
15-Oct-10 - 06:56 PM
Thread Name: Music Theory Question
Subject: RE: Music Theory Question
Many so -called "chords" are simply "passing notes"

Perfectly literate from a music theory viewpoint. But your theory has to incorporate the concepts of two different music styles - one which took hold in medieval Europe of monks singing and later on which had a strong vertical harmony, and the other older style still practiced in the Orient, which involves only a horizontal run of melodies contrasted against each other. It can be awkward to try to meld the two concepts, and still get rational 'chord names'.