ken wrote: fuzzy wuzzy wrote:
D mixolydian is a D scale that happens to share the same key sig. as G major.
D is the V of G as BJJ quite correctly points out. The reason I'm callin this tune Dmix. is because clearly these chords belong to the G major family;however,D is the home base of the song so what does it all mean? It means that its a great tune in Dmix. Another thing I can't agree with is all this talk of resolving or resolution. In order for something to resolve you need some tension, I don't hear any tension being built up in the chords D-C-G. It feels more like a seesaw with C being the hindge between two safe harbors D+G. Also don't forget that modes have a I chord a II chord and so on that are based on thier key signatures ergo Sweet Home Alabama = I-VII-IV, in Dmix.
PS- I supose its possible that I could also be wrong about this whole thing.:lol:
Dmix and Gmaj are the same scale, but to me, the solo resolves to the G (which is what the producer complained about) while the song is in D. Also, to my ear, the song resolves to a D, and I do hear some tension when the song ends on the G. Again, I didn't realize this until I actually played the chord progression myself... Of course, there is no right or wrong, just some fun discussion...
and if I played that great solo in one take and the producer told me to play it again because it was in the wrong key, he would have been walking out of that studio funny with a guitar sticking out of his a$$.
THAT"S HILARIOUS! Not your LP? you got a Squire somewhere? oooooh he be walking funny...hold on to yo lugnuts...Al Kooper had issues anyway. Genius but issues.
You're right, There's a lot of songs that start and end on some modality that is not the root of the key signature. And there are songs that change keys cause they're composed from some cliche in some modality. I don't know it all.
You wanna start a fight, ask what key Van Morrisson's Moondance is in. Ellington's Satin Dolls? Eleanor Rigby?
It really comes down to communicating with your bandmates. I would say we play this tune in D-C-G and let my deaf drummer count it off.
ok I'm gwineter go drool jus a bit ise tide.
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