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Posted by Glen on June 19, 2001 at 08:08:26:

In Reply to: Re: ??????????????? posted by 12/8 time on June 18, 2001 at 15:46:33:

is merely using the iii as a sub for the I. It is a standard substitution - the iii is considered a tonic chord. In the key of C, I=CEGB while iii=EGBD. The 3rd & maj7th are the notes which give the I chord its quality, and those notes are also present in the iii.

: O.K. Bob, How about....hang on, let take a sip of wine and get a bite of cheese,....this. I was playing a version of Take the A train the other day and was feeling pretty HIGH, when it occured to me. The second progression in the 9th measure was a little odd, in being that the traditional Harmonic Progression had been reversed, that is......oh, hold on, I think i gotta go check the lobster......o.k., in the previous progression it went I, vi, V, back to I. Then, in the progression I am refering too, It goes, I, V, Then back to iii. now correct me if I am wrong, but does'nt this defy a traditional harmonic progression of witch Take the A train is certainly an excellent example?

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