Writing More Chromaticism

Pale Rider
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There’s a recurring motif/chord progression in this composition ( working title: Pale Rider) I’m writing; And this evening while working on the ‘recurring part,’ it worked out to be in a new time signature [ ( 3/4 + 4/4 ) as opposed to the former 2 bars of 4/4 ]. This is called diminution.

Diminution in music composition is the act of bringing back a theme or motif (musical id

ea) but performed with less notes or in a smaller time signature…… or both.

So.. while chord progressions cannot be copyrighted; here it is.

All with a D pedal

D dim | FM7 | C# flat9 | C9 |Bm7 | Bb7

Just a little chromatic, eh?

I look forward to when I can share the orchestration with you.


Author: John Matthew Newman

Disciple of the Living God, Husband to @TheRockersWife, - Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Minimalist, Avant Garde, Worship - http://Johnny-Newman.com

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