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 HalfNelson
  
"Spring Song" by John Abercrombiesubmitted:
2018/07/09 04:46:12
revised:
2018/08/01 08:35:46



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 HalfNelson
  
Re:"Spring Song" by John Abercrombiesubmitted:
2018/07/10 03:23:18
revised:
2018/07/10 03:23:18


In a book titled ”Timeless – The Music of John Abercrombie” the composer mentions that he sometimes writes the Eb△#9 voicing as ”D triad / Eb”. However, I took the liberty of notating the Eb△#9 chord as an Aø/Eb chord, thus making the first 3 bars a minor II-V-I progression. The natural 6th is rather unusual choice to include in a half-diminished chord.

Best, Ville

 
 HalfNelson
  
Re:"Spring Song" by John Abercrombiesubmitted:
2018/07/11 04:52:01
revised:
2018/07/11 04:52:01


Motherlode

Hey, that’s an interesting approach to the harmony!

The broken chord figure in the introduction has a bass line alternating between Eb and A. The chord resolves to D7alt. that resolves on to G minor, which appears to me as a II-V-I progression in G minor. The way I see it, the first chord (hypothesized A half-diminished chord) is exceptionally derived from G harmonic minor scale, since it has a F# ringing alongside G. I understand that the harmony can be translated in a number of different ways.

Best, Ville

 


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