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By Jim Aikin

This ebook leads readers in a step by step, easy-to-understand manner throughout the fundamentals of musical durations, scales, triads, extra advanced chord voicings, and the types of chord progressions utilized in millions of famous songs. whereas firmly grounded in conventional track idea, it addresses the wishes and pursuits of readers who're more well-off with pop tune. not like a few "chord and scale encyclopedia" books released for guitarists and jazz avid gamers, which offer you masses of scales and licks with no explaining the place they arrive from, Chords andHarmony "opens up the box" to give an explanation for why a few chords and scales paintings good jointly whereas others conflict.

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In 17 See Potter, Four Musical Minimalists, p. 3 8. In addition to describing the structure to Potter in this fashion, Young also uses sonata-form terminology in the notes and sketches for the Trio. Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission. 48 fact, another kind o f symmetry is at work in these outer sections, one that operates on a more localized level. 18 Only a few chords in the development section of the piece exhibit this quality o f durational symmetry; these mark important structural points or are meant to connect audibly with elements of the exposition or recapitulation.

He all but gave up jazz improvisation (for the time being) and, in taking up composition in earnest, selected from within the expanded boundaries of his musical world what he saw as the most abstract, least culturally contingent— perhaps, he might have thought, “truest”—kind of compositional practice: serialism, specifically the highly rarefied serialism of Anton Webern. Two o f his teachers, Clyde Sorensen at John Marshall, and Leonard Stein at L. A. L. A for a guest lecture (and who, after examining some of Young’s early compositions, made an effort to recruit him to the graduate composition program at Princeton) .

The numbers in the title refer to dates: year, month (in Roman numerals), date. See Potter, Four Musical Minimalists, p. 68. 12 Young tells the story of how, in 1953, he beat out Eric Dolphy in seating auditions for the L. C. Dance Band. Dolphy would later become a legendary saxophonist in his own right, as well as a side man to John Coltrane. Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission. 29 initially inspired by a recording of Ali Akbar Khan that he heard playing on campus, Young independently undertook what would become a lifelong study of Indian music.

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