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hArMoNY HoMeWoRk!

Robert Strait (6660)

Guitar Theory Forum · 11/16/2007 11:05 AM
It's been a long time since I have posted anything here at WN,
and my my how the times change! Many of the old names are
gone, and replaced with many new ones, including some
saboteurs, eh?

In a memorial to the Theory forum, which used to be so fruitful
but now seems to be a vast, dry wasteland, I would like to
reintroduce....

hArMoNY HoMeWoRk!

That's right kiddies, stop slacking and b---- moaning and put on
your thinkin caps! Need guitar strings? Stuck in the box? Stuck in
the bathroom? Perhaps this is just the ticket!

It all begins very simply....harmonize this melody note. Only one
chord per post, and do not repeat any chord that has been
previously posted (so please read all posts before adding your
chord).



melody note


Ready? Set? Harmonize!

Here is mine:

Gmin6
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11/17/2007 4:55 AM

Jeff Groves (226) wrote:

Em7



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11/17/2007 1:21 PM

Robert Strait (6660) wrote:

NIce Jeff.

Although it is not absolutely required, it would be nice to keep
the
melody note as the highest voice.

Nice offering...the D melody note is functioning as the b7 in the
Em7 chord (E-G-B-D).

Here is a nice variation on that voicing for ya:

Em9


keep pickin,

Rob

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11/17/2007 7:59 AM

Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563) wrote:




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11/17/2007 1:18 PM

Robert Strait (6660) wrote:

Hi Drew,

You seem to have offered up a dyad as opposed to a chord that
is made up of at least three notes...care to offer a name for your
dyad?

I suppose it would be beneficial to recommend that everyone
provide a name for their chord, and that your chord contain at
least three different notes...a triad at the very least.

Also...keeping the melody note as the highest voice in your
chord is advisable.

I'm amazed that this post hasn't drawn more participants...in the
old days of WN there would be 20 submissions by now!

anyhoo...thanks for playing, and keep pickin,

Rob



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11/17/2007 3:31 PM

Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563) wrote:

Yeah, I'm not use-to the chord diagram thingy.
Here's what I meant (with your suggestion taken)....
Dsus2/F#



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Re: hArMoNY HoMeWoRk!

11/18/2007 2:17 AM

Robert Strait (6660) wrote:

Nice Andrew...it would be great when this thread is done to see the
D note used as every possible chord tone, and considering that one
of those must be a root, it's nice that you voiced the chord with the
3rd in the bass to make it more interesting! cheers...



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11/18/2007 8:58 AM

Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563) wrote:

Yeah, one thing I learned at school was...to get freaky with a chord,
put the 3rd or 7th in the bass, no one else in the band will be able
to figure thing that out and your listeners ears will bleed.

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11/17/2007 1:51 PM

Drew Todd (1193) wrote:

Takin' the easy route, just like when I was in skool...

E7





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11/18/2007 2:19 AM

Robert Strait (6660) wrote:

All good Drew...D functioning as the b7 in an E7.

E7 is just always a goody, ya know?

Another suggestion to posters...please analyze the D note in your
chord and tell use what chord tone it functions as.

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11/17/2007 2:50 PM

Drew Todd (1193) wrote:

Here's a variation of a C9 chord that I use a lot (with the 5th in the bass). Can you tell that I play a lot of dominant blues stuff? :)

C9





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11/18/2007 2:22 AM

Robert Strait (6660) wrote:

Nice...the D note is the 9th in a functional C9/G.

However, considering that we are dealing with a single chord, not a
harmonic, functional progression, it would have been more
appropriate IMO to call your chord Gmin6, which, incidently, was
the chord I originally volunteered! haha...disqualification!

j/k...keep on pickin,

rob



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11/18/2007 5:40 PM

Drew Todd (1193) wrote:

D'oh! I actually *learned* something from doing homework! What next...? Flying pigs?

Thanks Robert.

Now, if you'll excuse me. I have a sudden urge to throw on some Pink Floyd.

-- Drew

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