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Thread #26333   Message #317768
Posted By: GUEST,Murray Macleod
12-Oct-00 - 10:22 PM
Thread Name: Music Theory Question
Subject: RE: Music Theory Question
Mary, it is too easy to get bogged down in analysis of what chords are called. I play once a week as a solo performer and once as a accompanist to a fiddle player. Within this repertoire I am conscious of playing combinations of notes which fit the melody at the time of playing, but which would suffer from any heavy -handed attempt to annotate the names of the chords. Many so -called "chords" are simply "passing notes". I know this sounds musically illiterate, but I can't explain it any other way.