Enharmonic Chord Theory

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by SmoothOperator, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. SmoothOperator

    SmoothOperator Mezzo Forte User

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    Are there any enharmonic theories out there for enharmonic instruments, or are they mostly piano string based. I'm sure many arrangers are aware that they can take advantages of certain properties like consonant narrow intervals in the upper registers and consonant chords with intervals like suspended fourths or augmented thirds. I suspect these would be difficult to "work out" since they can't be pounded out on a piano.
     
  2. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    AND it is for this reason that I want to pound out our piano player... Nice observation... You are on to something here.
     
  3. Dupac

    Dupac Fortissimo User

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    Some jazz leaders prefer a pianoless combo. Sometimes even they include a guitar, which is more "flexible on the pitch" than the piano, of course ! (For instance Sonny Rollins).
     
  4. SmoothOperator

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    I think guitars can get something like an enharmonic tone, if they use a wah pedal or play pinch harmonics.
     

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