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rbarata
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Postby rbarata; Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:23 am Piston's exercise from scales fragments

Hello, my friends

I've been studying using Piston's Harmony book and I need you to confirm my answers to an exercise.
I know there are multiple answers to the exercises (hence why probably there's no answers key) but I tried to cover as much as I can.
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Postby jancivil; Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:11 am Re: Piston's exercise from scales fragments

Those all work.
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Postby rbarata; Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:35 am Re: Piston's exercise from scales fragments

Good...I'm happy with myself.:)
Probably there are some more possibilities...I'm not very experienced in minor sclaes but I've read today something about modes in minor scales. I had the feeling, without knowing anything about that, that it might work here also.
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Postby jancivil; Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:53 pm Re: Piston's exercise from scales fragments

Well, you might want to consider the modalization (for lack of a better word) of any given diatonic scale to uncover other possibilities and in extension of the exercise. You want to be able to see what you did like right away, ultimately.
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Postby rbarata; Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:40 pm Re: Piston's exercise from scales fragments

jancivil wrote:You want to be able to see what you did like right away, ultimately.


Yes, that's the ultimate goal about it. Much more work needed.

Thanks for your reply! :)
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Postby jancivil; Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:52 pm Re: Piston's exercise from scales fragments

for quickie examples: ex. c) can be from C Dorian, Eb Lydian etc.

ex. e), 4th mode of C harm. minor; for a real world instance Erik Satie in Gnossienne 1 does that, tonic = F.
Tune is C Eb D C B B, over an F minor harmony. Nice easternish, pungent effect.

ex. a) can be from D Locrian...
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Postby rbarata; Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:56 am Re: Piston's exercise from scales fragments

I forgot the modes...that's an obvious sign of lack of experience.
It's so obvious that I didn't see it.
In my defense, that's an exercise from the first book chapter, no modes yet hehe
Thanks for the clue, jancivil. I'll work on that.
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Postby StudioDave; Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:32 am Re: Piston's exercise from scales fragments

@rbarata - Good work ! Very nice to see someone taking the plunge into Piston. IMHO he's an excellent guide into common practice harmony. Are you working only on Piston's book exercises or did you get the DeVoto workbook too ?

@jancivil - Still on the job, I see. And I still read everything that you write here. :)

Best regards,

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Postby rbarata; Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:31 am Re: Piston's exercise from scales fragments

Hi, StudioDave

No, I don't have the workbook. I didn't know there was one.
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Postby StudioDave; Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:07 am Re: Piston's exercise from scales fragments

rbarata wrote:Hi, StudioDave

No, I don't have the workbook. I didn't know there was one.


https://www.amazon.com/Workbook-Harmony ... y+workbook

It's actually by Arthur Jannery, sorry for the confusion.

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Postby jancivil; Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:12 am Re: Piston's exercise from scales fragments

StudioDave wrote:
@jancivil - Still on the job, I see. And I still read everything that you write here. :)


Thanx for the kindness, Dave.

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