Melodic Minor Modulate Major Etude

February 17, 2009

ok, Maybe etude is over doing it a little, but hey.


This was mainly done as an idea for Cantor (a reprise/coda/outro) for Interlock, But Matt doesn’t like modulating, he’s got something about major keys. I guess maybe I’ve been playing with Ali for too long, as I quite like like major these days. So anyway, I quite like this, and I might try and expand it into a piece in it’s own right. Already some happy accidents are suggesting new ways to develop it.

Melodic Minor

December 4, 2008


As I haven’t blogged for a while, I thought I’d leave a wee note here to tell everybody that I’ve had enough of D Dorian (thanks Ali!). It’s not all about doing melodic minor keys properly. (I’ve been reading more of Schoenberg’s Theory of Harmony). I can be a bit tricky writting flowing chord progressions (the raised 6th and 7th can force though into lotsof dimished chords which then all need resolved) but the key has a lovely delicate feel to it. Seems a shame that it gets neglected in modern (pop) music. I guess the accidentals and the thought of having a scale that’s different on the way from the way down puts people off. At least, it put me off when I was learning scales on my cello years ago.