Posted on Sep 07, 2005 01:48 am
Member Since: Jan 18, 2003
new song fragment in my profile. i am struggling to decide what to work on next, and so i picked up an old prechorus and worked on it for a bit.
'vanilla song' is an intro, a very short verse, and a prechorus. i am trying to get a feel, on myspace, as to whether it's worth working on. if you check it out, please dont hold back. it took ten minutes to write and record, so i dont care.
i like 'modal mixing' and this song is playing with that. i cant really even figure out what key it's in. but at issue is this:
1. some say the verse is boring. i agree, but have ways to spice it up, and if that fails, a new verse entirely is in order. whatever it turns out to be, it will revolve around that e minor chord.
2. the third chord in the prechorus feels non-diatonic because its root is the major third of the FIRST chord in the sequence, which is a MINOR chord (d min). and so of course because its weird, i'm attached to it. nevertheless, some find it disturbing in a bad way. it would be an easy matter to change it. the fourth chord is also up in the air.
theoretically, i have no idea why this even works, on some level, so if anyone knows, please explain. nearest i can tell, that third chord in the prechorus is the glue that relates the verse and prechorus to each other, since it appears in both.
keywise, no idea. i dont know what the tonal center of this song is, and i want to know. but ive been drinking.
verse: e min, emin+, Gb+ power chord
prechorus: d min, c, Gb+ power chord, Db
oh yeah, and if i do work on it more, i plan to speed it up. and the melody in the prechorus (not in this file) is cool, at least. two notes that persist as the chords change. sounds kind of yearning.
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