Harmony #5 – Boplicity Shout Chorus

This post is a continuation of some earlier posts about the ensemble harmonies in Boplicity. Check out them out here and here. An interesting feature of this section (like the part before it) is that it is entirely new to the piece. The shout chorus does resemble some parts from the original harmony in the … Continue reading Harmony #5 – Boplicity Shout Chorus


Harmony #4 – Triads B

In this post about harmony I'll be exploring Gil's use of triads with an "added note". We tend to hear a triad as a complete harmonic "unit", so when another note is added that isn't typical it has a compelling sound or dissonance. Las Vegas Tango - Introduction The most obvious use of this technique … Continue reading Harmony #4 – Triads B