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  a number system for tune analysis

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 DetroitMike1
  mykeybiz@gmail.com
  
a number system for tune analysis submitted:
2015/06/06 07:09:32
revised:
2015/06/06 14:48:30


Ages ago I had a John Mohegan book which attempted to establish a Roman numeral system for jazz tune anpalysis. The idea was that if you understood the roadmap in terms of the ii V I of things then you could play any tune in any key. Having been a former victim of music school theory classes I know that analysing the cadences of Mozart or whoever has some value but is not an end in itself. I have played both as a trombone player and a key board player in gigging groups and I can read chord symbols fairly well. I have made a few distinctions like always using a minus sign for minor and capital M for major but I have always wanted to develop a more accessible number system for tune study. Rather than reinvent the wheel...have any of you amazing and talented folks written a book on this topic or can you steer me toward a method that has been developed? One of the major challenges to a tonic related system is how to relate in symbols to a tune that changes keys....and what is tonic...since many tunes start on something other than I.

 
 motherlode
  
Re:a number system for tune analysis submitted:
2015/06/06 08:56:29
revised:
2015/06/06 08:56:29


I would pose that question here:
http://forums.allaboutjazz.com/forumdisplay.php?34-Music-Theory-and-Analysis

 
 DetroitMike1
  mykeybiz@gmail.com
  
Re:a number system for tune analysis submitted:
2015/06/06 12:07:25
revised:
2015/06/06 12:07:25


Thanks...is this a new site?

 
 motherlode
  
Re:a number system for tune analysis submitted:
2015/06/06 14:48:30
revised:
2015/06/06 14:49:44


No. It's the sister site...AAJ.



 


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