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It's one of those mornings--I didn't finish my theory.  So, whereas the rigorous astringency of a-tonality is considered by some to be "nothing but the essentials", my theory is that, in fact, it is "nothing but the ornaments"--because it refuses to engage with the basic harmonic overtone patterns--so all the bones (that's my theory--that the octave is the basis and then the fifth, through harmonic resonance experiments--e.g. listening to octaves and notes played with the fifth above them) become ornamented with ever more elaborate movements--so for me, if you remove the entire tonal skeleton you are left with ornament and rhythm--I'm thinking of Stravinsky again, how he enjoyed that, seep away the tonal base, bang bang!  Rush, sweep, now play two major thirds against a minor seventh, bang!  In and out and round about...heh...

Anyways, that's the end of my theory!

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Wed May 14th, 2008 at 05:33:38 AM EST
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