October 2nd, 2013

Choo choo

I should care I should learn.
It’s coming slowly and I don’t know why. My brain doesn’t seem to be in a super retention state this week which is too bad. Some times you learn like what, other times not. If there were metrics for tracking things like how fast I’m learning music that would be sweet. Feeling like you’re not leArning music isn’t the same thing as not learning music. Of course you want to feel like you’re taking it all in, but in most ways it’s better to actually just take it in. Press forward

Pro bow
Getting better. Kink nearly worked out of my left shoulder. Don’t know how it got there, but likely as a result of not bowing in a relaxed position, should too high, too much tension and force. Whoops!

Dim harmony stuff
Passing, dominant and auxiliary diminished chords. Pass chords typically step down by semi tone between degree 3 and 2 in major. Diminished chords can also have a tonic function

In C, Emi7, D#°7, Dmi7.
D#°7 = D#, F# A C, or D# E# F# G# A B C Cx
Dmi7 = D F A C or D E F G A B C

The root and third stepping down is a nice sort of settling to an otherwise restless sound.

Dominant diminished chords are also sweet. They work like a tritone sub in many ways, where the root steps down by semi tone. “

C#°7 DMa7

C#°7 = C# E G Bb, or C# D# E F# G A Bb C C#

Slap an A under the C# and you’ve got A7b9 which leads to D all day. Dominant diminished chords pass upwards.

Auxiliary diminished chords expand harmony, typically either a Maj7 or a 7 chord, but I think it could find use else where.

CMa7 | C°7 :||
C7 | C°7 :||
C e g b
C Eb gb a

Or c e g Bb
C Eb Bb Gbb

Chord chart idea:

Dmi | % | G

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