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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2003 5:51 pm 
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Man, I just thrive on stuff like this. Thanks for sharing it.<br><br>I especially loved this bit:<br>"...some can actually live in there at a lower volume and just be like a pollutant in the chord, <br>giving texture to the chord. "<br><br>Frank had such an amazing way of putting things.<br>What I would give to be able to hear him speak about today's world...<br> :'(

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2003 5:12 am 
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nice! 8)<br><br> thanks

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2003 3:18 pm 
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I LOVE dissonance. <br>What an interesting and easy to understand explanation of what he does.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2003 10:32 am 
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[quote author=Ronnys_Noomies link=board=quotes;num=1049686606;start=0#6 date=04/16/03 at 18:29:25]Whenever I listen to the song Waka Jawaka, I experience the whole thing as almost an exercise in the building and releasing of tension, or, based on Frank's comments, dissonance. The slightly out of tune horn section, ┬áresolved into the bells towards the end. The sloppy drunk sounding Ansley Dunbar break in the middle, resolving smoothly into a steady beat as part two gets underway. It's a beautiful and subtle piece of music, that. He does this kind of thing alot, in both the rock and classical contexts.[/quote]<br><br>That's a great example Ronnys, especially near the end when the tension slowly builds and then resolves by releasing into the chimes, and all the loose ends are tied.<br><br>Another example I've always loved is in "Revised Music For Guitar And Low Budget Orchestra" where there's all this dissonant stuff happening both rhythmically and harmonically for the first 4:15 or so.  Then at around 4:18, the backbeat kicks in and at 4:27 it slides into that blissful groove for around 1:30 and the dissonance is resolved and all that tension is released (before returning to the dissonance). So, as FZ stated, you can "scratch the itch" and look back at the first 4 minutes and say "Hey, that was quite fascinating what happened there."<br>

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