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Straighten Crooked Paths

Composer David Luebbert    (click to list other tunes)
Copyright Copyright ©2000, David L. Luebbert
Submitted by David Luebbert
Posted 8/8/00; 12:54:34 AM
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I composed this (the chord progression and melody) on 8/3/00 while I was sitting at one of the picnic tables in the Mt. Townsend campsite of the Camp Parsons Boy Scout camp on Hood Canal in Western Washington where I was camping with my sons and their Boy Scout troop. I wrote the rhythm accompaniment and bass line the evening of 8/7/00 after I returned home.

The chord progression is an experiment in using minor harmonies. It uses the sounds of major 6th, half-diminished 7th, 7b9, 7sus4, and minor Major 7th chords in unhackneyed patterns.

The melody line alternates phrases that use convoluted rhythms with answering phrases in a very fast but simpler rhythm. This brought to mind the idea of straightening a crooked path.

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Last update: Tuesday, August 8, 2000 at 1:50 AM.