Fadd2 chord can be the tonic in scale F major?

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Zasdg
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33 posts since 6 Sep, 2016

Post Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:38 am

I would like to ask you if the Fadd2 chord can be the tonic is the first scale degree (F major scale) or does the first scale degree have to be F major?

Melkor
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982 posts since 25 Feb, 2008 from Sydney, Australia

Post Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:08 pm

Sure, you can do that.

It was popular in the 80s to have ALL the chords in the progression as a suspended 2 or 4, ie no 3rds at all.

Sounds really ambiguous and "light".
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kvotchin
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579 posts since 9 Aug, 2018

Post Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:03 pm

Add9 is barely different from the major triad, in just about all ways that matter . . . depending on the scale being used.

Then again, it might also depend on the style of music in question. But even then, it could come down to how classic or traditional you’re trying for, if at all.

For example, some types of classic jazz will generally feature a Maj7 as their “I”.


edit: “Add2” aka add9 isn’t quite the same as sus2, btw. ^^

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BertKoor
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12459 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Post Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:35 pm

For context, the OPs other topic refers to the Twin Peaks theme...
viewtopic.php?f=99&t=554140&p=7915565#p7915565
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Zasdg
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33 posts since 6 Sep, 2016

Post Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:16 am

Thank you for your reply.
I'm curious what do you think about the chords played in this piece? Do I understand it correctly?

This is the topic:

viewtopic.php?f=99&t=554140&p=7915565#p7915565

Fadd2 (F G A C), Dmadd2 (D E F A) - starting at 0:02 to 0:26, Fsus4 (F Bb C), Bb Major 2nd inversion (F Bb D) - starting at 1:03 to 1:11, Bbadd2 3rd inversion (F Bb C D) - starting at 1:12 to 1:15, Gsus4 (G C D), C Major (2nd inversion) - starting at 1:15 to 1:20

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BertKoor
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12459 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Post Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:21 am

Chord sequence found online:

F, Dm, F, Dm
Bb, C, Bb, C
F, Dm, F, Dm
Bb, C, Bb, C

Seems about right. Chord schemes do not have the precision & details you'd find in wtitten out staff. It's the rough gist you try to capture, leave out details such as inversions and ornaments.

As I see it, the extra G note in the F chord is kinda a piece of melody leaking into the chord. Capice?
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EatMe
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198 posts since 9 Aug, 2013 from The Hague, The Netherlands

Post Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:42 pm

ChordLord for Renoise 3.

in v1.8.217 there are 217 chord types to all scales/keys, in any tonic/note, inversions, full notation display, full english names, all notes in all chords on display..

Click the chords in ChordLord to enter them into the Pattern Editor with Record mode On.
Preview (hear) the chords clicked with the Renoise OSC enabled.

https://forum.renoise.com/t/hurray-for-ChordLord/62253

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