I'm writing a song on my non-native instrument piano, and my college music theory is old enough to be failing me. The song is in the key of E, and the main melody/harmony moves while keeping an E as…Continue
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"Not to invalidate the question, but is this really an issue? Should there be a debate? I've played in numerous churches and worship gatherings, on many different instruments. I've been the main leader, a supplementary leader, an…"
"I'd prefer something much simpler like an Em/F#. I know this takes away your A note but I love the emphasise on the B. Having said that, it depends what you are looking for and what fits with your harmony, I swap and change chords all the time…"
"Normally if I was writing on guitar that's probably what I would have done. But I heard this intro on piano so I sat down to figure it out, and ended up with not only the A there, but also the F# for a harmony line. I suppose the guitars could…"
"Hi, Actually E11 has a dominant seventh - so just a D natural which can work. Emaj11 would have the major seventh and I'm with you...ick!! :-) Good luck. BTW, I noodled with different guitar chords and the piano chord and I thought my favorite…"
"I do agree with that. I suppose I'm just saying the whole issue of labels makes the issue appear more black and white than it is.
But I wonder what the people who created this study think is the answer? I bet I wouldn't agree with them.…"
"Thanks everyone for your thoughts. Definitely not an E2/Eadd9 because of the A in it.
Andrea, I originally notated it as an E11 but as you said that assumes the 7th -- and I believe it's technically the Major 7th that is assumed, which would…"
"I would say, in the nature of the pedal tone being E and the chord sequence I guess you are creating, it sound more like Esus4+9-5! Hope you're good at algebra! Just that it sounds like a very suspended E with the addition of the 2nd (9th), and…"
"Classically you would form the chord from the bass note as root. If the chord is E major then the F# is the 9th tension and the A is 11th tension. You could write it as E11 (because that includes the 9 but that chord would also assume the seventh -…"
I'm writing a song on my non-native instrument piano, and my college music theory is old enough to be failing me. The song is in the key of E, and the main melody/harmony moves while keeping an E as the bass note. So the first chord is E, made up of E, B, and G# -- just your regular major chord. The third chord in the line is an A/E, made up of E, C#, and A. The chord in between them is an E, A, and F#. What would you call that chord? It's not a D/E, because I'm not using the D note. …See More
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