Re: [Harp-L] Blues plus

Why not record yourself while you play and try to pinpoint the moment when you hear that fleeting possibility. Then pause the recording and see if you can find the note you're hearing?


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 From: "gnarlyheman@xxxxxxxxx" <gnarlyheman@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Music Cal <macaroni9999@xxxxxxxxx>; Harp-l <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx> 
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 11:14 AM
Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Blues plus
I would think it would be the minor third of the home key. It's the flat seven of the four chord.  
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From: Music Cal
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Subject: [Harp-L] Blues plus
Sent: Mar 13, 2012 10:37 AM

I have been working on blues lately (playing the chromatic). I am mostly
just keeping it simple and sticking to I-IV-V 12 bar blues. I am making
much progress yet sometimes I feel like something is lacking in certain
bars. I am hearing a vague musical expression of a fleeting feeling but
before my inner ear can recognize or be fully aware of its musical
expression the harmony transitions and the feeling, along with the vague
awareness of its musical expression, is lost. It's a vague "outside" kind
of musical sound and I seem to be tormented by this fleeting notion mostly
(but in happens elsewhere as well) on the IV chord of bar 10 of a standard
I-IV-V blues harmony. Any ideas what the musical representation of this
feeling might be (ie, some whole-tone sound, diminished sound etc)? I know
this is a vague question and this feeling may not be universal but maybe
others have had a similar struggle and could shed some light.

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