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Posted by Glen on June 14, 2001 at 07:18:17:
In Reply to: Re: Different viewpoints... posted by HUB on June 13, 2001 at 13:03:16:
Understanding harmony is secondary to knowing what sounds good. In fact it could be argued that "understanding functional harmony" is nothing more than identifying which progressions sound good, and then trying to justify it. I knew of, and played, bII7-I progressions long before I understood WHY they work. I consider it a "cheap&easy" way to add some fun to the music, and therefore ideal for beginners.
of course I'm just defending my POV... :) PEACE
: everybodies ideas are correct, except the Trisub one. One has to understand functional harmony first, that will allow them to understand this type of substitution, which in the context of the progression, is actually heard as part of the key....i.e. functional harmony....i.e secondary dominants.
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