(17 replies, posted in Music theory)

The reason it sounds as "powerful" (partial pun intended) as it does is because of the overtone series which creates the third in a way which is more detailed than i care to explain, but suffice it to say that the third is there, but not in the traditional sense that would be associated with in chords.

jerome.oneil wrote:

If it sounds flat, that's as a result of the performer, not the notation.   Standard notation is used by every school.  You don't finish Julliard or Berkley or Cornish without it.

We spell it Berklee, not Berkley, just for the record.