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RE: the diatonic-chromatic-noise paradigm

Yeah, what HE said!

> [Original Message]
> From: loop.pool <looppool@cruzio.com>
> To: LOOPERS DELIGHT (posting) <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Date: 7/18/2005 5:46:37 AM
> Subject: the diatonic-chromatic-noise paradigm
> Kris Hartung wrote:
> "Because I've grown weary of pretty....I've played diatonically for the
> last 25 years as a guitarist.... part diatonic blended with "outside" in
> the last 5, and now I'm pretty much thinking chromatically when I
> improv....no key. It's just a personal quirk of mine at this point in
> the game. Who knows, maybe in another 5 years, I'll be playing noise. :)"
> Whatever floats your boat makes me happy for you Kris, but I do want to 
> point out that with over
> a 1,000 Indian Rags and hundreds of exotic world music scales,  let 
> just scales, microtonal scales,
> and found scales, etc. there are a lot of different places to go out
> in the world of constrained melodic and harmonic systems.
> I can't even keep up with the geniuses at the Music Theory tribe at 
> tribe.net with all their discussions of different
> systems to investigate.
> "pretty"  only relates to a couple of the greek modes in western 
> harmony..................................lydian, for example, is far 
> pretty. It is bittersweet
> with a touch of melancholy to my ear and
emotions......................add a 
> flat 7 to the scale and you are in a different and exotic emotional
> altogether.   It's just one of those Rags.
> I guess I'm saying that there are other continuums to explore besides 
> "diatonic-chromatic-noise" continuum which seems to me
> to be a typical paradigmatic trap in western music.
> with respect,  Rick