These are very odd things to see, really. I went right to a more objective set of replies, ignoring this, but maybe also for the room it can be examined for a second…exist01 wrote: ↑Sat Dec 17, 2022 8:15 am So I've come to a point where I'm finding the V chord to be almost unusably basic. Part of it is that the major 7th interval for the V sounds very out of key and can't be used in most cases, and the dominant 7th interval doesn't sound great a lot of the time either. This makes it so that most of the time the V chord remains a basic major triad, which is super lame.
an interval in itself doesn't sound great a lot of the time? That’s a rather large chunk of sonorous possibility. Maybe what is meant is the dominant seventh harmony? The minor seventh interval is not that (“dominant”), through itself. “Dominant” is a function.
EG: minor “v” doesn’t perform this function. If it’s the Major/minor 7 chord with its tritone, it’s also a large chunk to discount so easily.
One seeking to write, in the beginning, needs experience with what’s gone on in the wide world of music for a time, first.