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A 251 jumped out at me for the first time...

 
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New Marco



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:14 pm    Post subject: A 251 jumped out at me for the first time... Reply with quote

It was actually even a 3,6,2,5,1 progression..

A thanksgiving tradition on a local radio station is to play Arlo Gutheries "Alices Resturant". I was listenening to the second broadcast when my thoughts wandered.
I was admiring the way the chorus wrapped up nicely, when I hummed the line and it for the first time ever...I was like hey THATS a 251!

Sure ebough I turned on my handy keyboard and sure enough a 251 with the whole prase "You can get anything you want, at alices resturant"...being a quite predictable 3,6,2,5,1 progression. Key of D was also apparent in the melody.

Kind of basic, like "I just learned to eat Cherios without making a mess" but what the heck, thought I'd share.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:51 pm    Post subject: Re: A 251 jumped out at me for the first time... Reply with quote

New Marco wrote:
It was actually even a 3,6,2,5,1 progression..

A thanksgiving tradition on a local radio station is to play Arlo Gutheries "Alices Resturant". I was listenening to the second broadcast when my thoughts wandered.
I was admiring the way the chorus wrapped up nicely, when I hummed the line and it for the first time ever...I was like hey THATS a 251!

Sure ebough I turned on my handy keyboard and sure enough a 251 with the whole prase "You can get anything you want, at alices resturant"...being a quite predictable 3,6,2,5,1 progression. Key of D was also apparent in the melody.

Kind of basic, like "I just learned to eat Cherios without making a mess" but what the heck, thought I'd share.


Gotta' love the cycle of fourths, eh' what?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good stuff man! Really listening and hearing melody tie into the changes even on something you've heard a billion times is a great step toward being able to transcribe and compose.

Dude, it took me years to really appreciate some peoples work regardless of style. Beatles comes to mind as one I later in life realized some of their stuff is really well written. Wink
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