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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

A cool chord

I found a cool chord in Mompou.  It is a diminished triad with a major seventh and a ninth on top. So it has three minor thirds in all, with a major fourth between the flatted fifth and the major ninth.   Transposed to the key of C it would be

C / Eb / Gb / B / D

I'm going to have to borrow this chord for a composition of my own. I don't know what it really is, but he uses it in two different keys at the conclusion of two successive phrases.

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