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Thread #37823   Message #528860
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
15-Aug-01 - 06:32 PM
Thread Name: Tunes rule OK? Or chords?
Subject: RE: Tunes rule OK? Or chords?
I think I think like sophocleese. I'm looking for a note, and the chord I play is a place where that note tends to live. I might play a different chord for the same note another time when I'm playing it, or when it comes up in a different place in the song. But it's the note I'm after.

And in singing I think in terms of moving alongside each other, with the singers sometimes coming together, and sometimes singing different notrs thta sound good together. Never consciously aiming for chords.

Actually increasingly I tend to prefer the sound of diads, with just 1st and the 5th, (A + E, D + A, G + D, that sort of thing) rather than full chords. Not pinned down into major or minor and so forth.