half-note guide-tones

rs7_hngt11 Here are 96 measures of half-note guide tones around my rs7 (OneLife) progression. They won’t sound like much if played exactly as written, but if you use your imagination, you can fill in on the quarter and eighth-note levels. I seem to be gravitating toward a lazy hornpipe feel, but it also works as a jig if you pretend the half notes are really dotted quarters


Definitions: What is Diatonic?

The wikipedia has a great entry on diatonic vs. chromatic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diatonic_and_chromatic As the article says, these two terms are most often used in pairs, because they mean very different things. The section on “modern meanings of diatonic scales” is particularly interesting to me, because it confirmed my suspicion that there is no generally agreed convention with regard to whether the melodic and harmonic minor scales should be considered diatonic. They are not in my book,…
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