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Jupiter Melody

I often think about this melody from Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity. Drag over the black stemmed noteheads below. This is the G Suspended Seventh chord in melodic form. It goes up in fourths because that’s what Suspended 7th chords do. It’s what I do too. Jupiter, the Jolly One is part of a seven-planet […]

Lazy Chord

Here’s a lazy little chord, To play it on guitar, it’s just “000000,” meaning all of the open strings on standard tuning: E-A-D-G-B-E. The score version above is an octave higher, barred on the 12th fret. They call it the E Minor Seventh Suspended Fourth. It can also be thought of as an Asus4(add 9). […]

Final Fantasy Fourths

The “Opening Theme” from Final Fantasy III (USA) is a series of ascending 4ths, a quartal harmonic structure, that eventually kicks in with a loud F Half-Diminshed Seventh chord, followed by an F Minor Diminished Seventh chord. Click on either measure to play/stop from that point. On guitar: 000011. Final Fantasy III is widely known […]