Dominant7 and Tritone Substitution

Dominant7 and Tritone Substitution The reason why dominant7 chords create the feeling of wanting to resolve results from the inherent structure of the chord, specifically the tritone that exists between the third and the seventh of the chord. As an example, let’s look...

Tolerance of Dissonance

Tolerance of Dissonance One of the strongest factors in music is the duality between tension and resolution, which can be found in the smallest musical units (e.g. V-I cadence) to the largest extents (big structure of symphonies etc.). However the ear of the 21st...

9-1 Resolutions

9-1 Resolutions In practically any chord type and progression you can add very filmic sounding inner voices by relying on the 9-1 resolution. When you for example use a C major chord it will give you a colourful inner voice when some instrument (apart from the bass of...

Melodic Tension

Melodic Tension Melody writing has a lot to do with melodic tension and proper resolution. Usually, the degree of tension is determined by the underlaying chord.An f in the melody over a C major chord has a strong tension and wants to resolve stepwise upwards to the g...
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