Topic: Experiment With Chords
Today, just sitting around, I thought about our transposition feature.
What I wanted to do is take one of the simplest songs to chord and transpose it to the point where it might be impossible to play.
So while this post is for everyone, it is especially for Russell Harding, who, instead of me trying to write this , can do this little so-called "experiment" justice.being that he's our Professor of Music Theory here.
The song I chose first was "Tom Dooley" - The Kingston Trio version - but alas I found only tabs and I am not as adept with tabs as most of you are.
So the next attempt was The Bee Gees' "To Love Somebody": very easily chorded.
I began transposing first with "plus one semitone" and the higher I got, the more difficult (for me, anyway) it was to play, and I told myself, "No way can you make these changes as smoothly as they need to be!"
Now, please don't misunderstand: this is in no way meant as a criticism. I have used the tool many times to help myself and love it!
It was something I had always wondered about and now I am forming it into a question for my talented friend(s) to answer.
Thanks very much and Peatle and Mojo: Y'all have mail on Sound Cloud. I am slowly and surely catching up!
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