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Re: Intervals enharmony question

From: Jacques Menu Muzhic
Subject: Re: Intervals enharmony question
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2018 22:17:24 +0200

Salut Torsten,

OK, now everything is clear, it’s precisely on jazz chords I’m working.



> Le 29 avr. 2018 à 19:50, Torsten Hämmerle <address@hidden> a écrit :
> Jacques Menu Muzhic wrote
>> Do I get it right that this is key-independent too for the diminished
>> fifth of E flat?
> Salut Jacques,
> Yes, a diminished E flat chord will always be a diminished E flat chord,
> consisting of the notes E flat + G + B doubleflat. no matter what key you're
> in.
> And it's quite important to use the correct notation, because the harmonic
> content is much more obvious then.
> I just recently learned about the nice German didactic word
> "Schneemann-Akkord" (snowman chord), describing a triad in root position:
> Three note heads piled up like a snowman. ;)
> If you apply any enharmonic change, the visually easy-to-grasp triad form
> will be lost. The (jazz) principle of building chords by stacking thirds is
> relying on, well, the thirds and the system would be broken by shoving in a
> second (B-A is a second).
> An exception may be orchestral parts (as mentioned by Lukas).
> On the one hand, many (non-professional) players of monophonic instruments
> often prefer an easy-to-read line avoiding "unnecessary" double accidentals
> and do not care very much about the harmonic role they play in the overall
> sound.
> On the other hand, it is desirable to write down the notes as they are
> intended...
> All the best,
> Torsten
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