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Posted by HUB on June 14, 2001 at 12:30:39:

In Reply to: Re: Trisubs posted by HUB on June 14, 2001 at 08:41:28:

: : 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.

: Hey Glen,

: No need to defend, your tri-sub thoughts are correct, I read it out of context and thought you where talking about the proposed progression.....


P.S. I DO believe that in order to make an intelligent statement (solo) one should understand the harmony underneath, there is a reason for the progression, not just because it sounds good. Some people are blessed in being able to play over anything without really knowing whats happening in the harmony, while others who arent blessed....well you can tell that they have no idea what is going on, and the pentatonics just arent cutting it. I come from the Jeff Berlin school of thought if you cant tell......

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