Polychord Sequences (Ansons, Stephane)

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27 more: 2. Polychord bVIIm/I7 (I7susb9) • 3. Polychord bVIIm/I7 (I7susb9) • 4. Polychord bVIIm/I7 (I7susb9) • 5. Polychord bVIIm/I7 (I7susb9) • 6. Polychord bVIIm/I7 (I7susb9) • 1. Polychord II/I7 (I7#11 • 2. Polychord II/I7 (I7#11) • 3. Polychord II/I7 (I7#11) • 4. Polychord II/I7 (I7#11) • 5. Polychord II/I7 (I7#11) • 6. Polychord II/I7 (I7#11) • 1. Polychord VI/7 (I7b9) • 2. Polychord VI/7 (I7b9) • 1. Polychord bIII/I7 (I7#9) • 2. Polychord bIII/I7 (I7#9) • 3. Polychord bIII/I7 (I7#9) • 4. Polychord bIII/I7 (I7#9) • Fourth chord I13 • Fourth chord Im11 • Fourth chord V7 • Fourth chord IV9 • Fourth chord bVIIm7 • Fourth chord IIm11 • Fourth chord bIIIm11 • Fourth (sowhat) chord bIIm11 • Fourth chord II69 • Fourth chord IIIMaj7

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Misc. Notes Editor’s notes: This work is the 2nd Part of my “Polychord sequences” study published in October 2018. This time this work includes sequences based on quartal (fourth) chords too. As said in my 2018’s publication, Polychords are common in modern Jazz and refer to a chord built by putting a triad over a tritone. The root is frequently missing or played by the bass, thus polychords are considered rootless. Quartal (Fourth) chords are used extensively in Jazz since the bebop period. As the Polychords, the fourth chords effect is to blurr the tonality by creating tension and energy which need to be relaxed thus involving a continuation of the music. The purpose of this work is to provide practical examples of small developments generated by poly and fourth chords. The chords in the sequences are named by their numeral position in the scale. I = 1st scale’s note, II = 2nd scales’note etc… This is useful when transposing the examples into different keys. The player is encouraged to explore by his own the possibilities of poly and quartal (fourth) chords. Saint Pierre Les Nemours 2020, November 27th. S.Ansons
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Work Title Polychord sequences
Alternative. Title Sequences d'accords en polytonalité
Composer Ansons, Stephane
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ISA 10
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2018
First Publication. 2018
Average DurationAvg. Duration 30 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation piano

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Editor’s notes: Polychords are common in modern Jazz and refer to a chord built by putting a triad over a tritone. The root is frequently missing or played by the bass, thus polychords are considered rootless. One interesting feature of a Polychord is to blurr the tonality by creating tension and energy which need to be relaxed. This leads to interesting developments of the music. The purpose of this study is to provide practical examples of developments generated by polychords. The chords in the sequences are named by their numeral position in the scale. I = 1st scale’s note, II = 2nd scales’note etc… This is useful when transposing the examples into different keys. The player is encouraged to explore by his own the possibilities of polychords.

Saint Pierre Les Nemours 2018, October 06.

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