Five by Five

I accepted an invitation to write a short piece using only five unique chords.

Two things about this:

1. It uses substituted dominants based on flattened supertonics and

2. Apart from a couple of passing notes all the melody notes are from the “upper structure “ harmonics and not part of the chord.

five by five.mp3

five by five.pdf

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  • Very interesting! And quite a unique flavor compared to your usual output. :-)

  • Very nice Michael, kind of a jazz ballad or Satie sound.  Would be neat to hear a chamber group develop that.

  • Intriguing to say the least. I agree with Ingo about the jazz-sounding progressions and chordal arrangement. Very cocktail bar, really. 

    Easy to listen to, which I did without any pondering on the technical foundation.

    Cheers.

  • This is like a benign (and very short) version of Satie's "Vexations".

    It's nice. What will the purpose / application for it be, if it was a kind of commission?

  • It was requested by Marshall Shaw for his video https://youtu.be/rxU9gUzuj20

    Tillerich said:

    This is like a benign (and very short) version of Satie's "Vexations".

    It's nice. What will the purpose / application for it be, if it was a kind of commission?

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