cluster chord

⇁ paper doll | 01

Originally posted by jengkook

pairing⇁Jungkook x Reader

genre⇁drama, slight angst, smut ||  idol+singer-songwriter!au

warnings⇁sex, language

word count⇁4.7k

When the nation’s little sister, IU, gets into a huge scandal, your agency seizes the opportunity to thrust you into that now vacant spotlight. Your self-composed song Paper Doll becomes an overnight sensation, and soon people are itching to find out who was the one who broke your heart. All hell breaks loose once netizens discover that you used to date popular idol, Jeon Jungkook. Little do they know that it wasn’t him who left the relationship unscathed — it was you.

↳ alternatively: a story on the consequences of a hit break-up song

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More on my performance major shance au!

- lance doesn’t practice singing at the school because he’s really loud. It’s not that people are bothered by this, there are plenty of other loud performers, it’s actually him that’s bothered when people come into his practice room to try to talk or to give him practice tips. He knows what the fuck he’s doing, goddamn it! Also, stopping in the middle of singing a phrase makes him really uncomfortable because resolving the chord progression aaaaggggghhhh

- he does practice piano at the school, though, and he really likes to play contemporary American music as loud as he possibly can, just to get on peoples nerves. His favourite piece to just wail on the keys is called The Tides of Manaunaun by Henry Cowell. It’s got these great cluster chords in the left hand that he can just jam his whole forearm into the keys and it goes up to trip forte.

- lance and Keith have practice battles where lance will play the Cowell piece as loud as he can and Keith will play fucking prelude 4 as loud as he can just to see which of them will crack first

- lance didn’t get to hear shiro sing (come raggio di sol) until the end of his first semester. He already thought that shiro was the greatest thing since sliced bread but after he heard him sing he just felt so inadequate. Shiro found him sulking in a practice room and they talked for a bit about admiring each other’s voices and that’s how lance got shiro’s number and that’s how shiro was introduced to the wide world of memes

- lance is the one to ask shiro out. Shiro is a few years older than him so lance thinks he’ll be bothered by the age difference. It takes him a while to work up the courage and finally, after an evening concert which they attend with Keith and hunk, he gets shiro alone and asks if he wants to go for sushi

- lance confided in keith about his crush on shiro and Keith asked shiro (his best friend since birth pretty much) how he would feel if lance asked him out. He thinks he’s being super transparent but shiro just Sighs and says something like “I’d love it if he did but I don’t think he likes me like that. I think lance is just a really sweet guy” and Keith reports back to lance who makes up his mind and asks him out literally 2 hours later

- shiro still doesn’t believe it at first so when he gets home, he texts lance that he had a great time and he really hopes they can do it again some time, maybe somewhere a little more private? And lance is like “our next date will be much more private, just you wait”. Shiro just fucking dies because he kinda knew that it was a date but having lance just say it like that makes it so much better. He goes to sleep with butterflies in his stomach

- so keith comes into the program with a metal guitar background and almost no aural skills to speak of. He catches on to classical guitar pretty quick but he still can’t sight sing, he can’t math pitch to save his life and his rhythm is absolutely abhorrent. Each of his friends (minus pidge, who also has terrible rhythm and a schedule too different to help) take on a different aspect to tutor him with hunk taking rhythm and lance and shiro tag teaming on his pitch issues (I say tag teaming because they can only tolerate his monotone for so long before they get frustrated and need to switch out). He figures out rhythm pretty quickly but it takes him the better part of ten months and nearly failing aural skills class before something finally clicks and suddenly he can sight sing almost anything, even tonicized solfege.

More to come but it’s 2 am and I have class in the morning lol

I definitely have a taste for cluster chords, or chords that sort of clash. I like things that are a little quirky, little eccentric things. I think there’s a DNA in my arrangements. I’d been contacted regularly by the acoustic guitar books for people learning how to play to learn on. I was flattered, but I didn’t know if it would work, because I think I’m more modal, like old Icelandic music. You can’t really play that on an acoustic guitar, because it’s just different. It’s another tradition.
—  Björk on why she can’t see her music being played on a guitar, Pitchfork (2017)
music hoe things
  • writing lyrics and realising u sound like an angsty 12 yr old
  • every song has the same 4 chords probably?????
  • bitter hatred of sopranos
  • ‘one-y and a two-y and a’ 
  • theres at least 3 kids in ur choir who worship eric whitacre
  • + whenever theres a cluster chord in a song one of them probably goes “hey that sounds like whitacre”
  • “why did ashley get the solo….her tone is SO forward” 
  • school admin not giving a shit abt music classes/students???????
  • when u improv harmonise in thirds and ppl think ur some kind of genius
  • best part of the movie is the soundtrack
  • why tf do certain note combos make me so happy??? story at 11
  • finding out berklee tuition and crying
  • finding out juilliard acceptance rate and crying
  • just crying bc music in general . fuck it who needs it
  • this hoe. me.  i do. i need it 

Langgaard - Music of the Spheres

Would you believe me if I told you this was written before 1920? Because it sounds like an anachronistic disciple of Ligeti and Scriabin. Polytonal cluster chords, mixing wordless choir and organ for added color, playing directly on the strings of a piano, shimmering and ethereal, mysticism at its best

must have:
1. oddness - catdog FAST
3. manychord - rugrots SLOW
7. modulateeverything SLOW
8. phone call - car show MID
24. what’s for dinner MID
29. easy FAST
53. jowl PS SLOW angry birds

2. oddity PS MID
4. moresurrealdubstep
5. dnb with mud P
6. morph b didn’t work S
9. damaged chord (lots of vel modulating) P
10. richter dnb (with the wusik cluster chords) PS FAST
11. psych reading (the one that samples andrew sisters) S
12. clicker (staccato juno) P angry bird
13. told (funky malcoun drum, great bridge) P
14. ninoiho - music festival S
15. infobeetle P
16. weirdfunk (echoing synthtom) PS FAST
17. sharp fuzz S
18. psychwaltz
19. 10 idm (citizen)
20. lazy bones PS SLOW
21. elfman SP FAST
22. aeoidf (jan 2013)
23. grunger P
25. static (very) S
26. spy
27. immediately S
28. waking up at night S could be P, SLOW
30. dada bass
31. maybe make a song (would fit better on a rocky album)
32. spression PS SLOW
33. layer fake acoustic
34. berlin mouse S
35. afterdance shifthorns PS FAST
36. trooplets S
37. at peace S
38. arched maid carrier P
39. spike
40. laughcry P
41. trash breeze opiate
42. saurus (might sound shitty)
43. adding elephants
44. timmy is ill
45. ghost grime S
46. goodmonth jerry SP MID
47. zick jits
48. lets get mojo back
49. notice the f
50. polymer SP SLOW
51. spawn mountain
52. betty (only for its rhythm)

54. newdruq PS FAST
55. bonanza PS SLOW
56. monopoly PS FAST
57. mango PS MID
58. shrubb break PS MID angry bird
59. sunburnt nitro  PS MID

FOUR Analysis: Track 4 - 18

When I first heard this track I was like, “why does it feel like I’ve been listening to this on repeat for days?” Then I remembered that I’d been listening to X by Ed Sheeran on repeat for days, so…

This is SUCH AN ED SHEERAN SONG. Everything about the melody and the arrangement and the harmonization are just so emblematic of his style. The heavy reliance on the subdominant, especially, as both a harmonic staple and a non-chord tone, is something he does a lot, and the types of ornamentations in the melody are also very much par for the course. If I hadn’t already known there was an Ed Sheeran track, I’d probably have guessed anyway.

I hear tell he wrote it about one of the boys, and it’s already been adequately demonstrated that none of the “canon” 1D relationships began when one of them was 18, so I’ll just remind everybody of the one-two KO that is “when we were 18” in conjunction with “since we were 16” in Steal My Girl. Excuse me, I’ll be weeping for a thousand years over my tiny determined OTP.

This track cements my theory that they learn by rote, at least partially, because they obviously learned this by listening to Ed sing it. You can tell from the diction, especially Niall’s line: “We took a chawnce.” This was also noticeable in Little Things in the angle of the vowel in “all” when they sing “all these little things.” It’s a very English “all”, is what I’m saying, and typically they Americanise their diction except in particular cases.

The “ooh"s in the prechorus have some interesting dissonance, but I’m still not completely convinced I understand or like it. It’s something new, anyway. Cluster chords are not exactly standard in a boyband.

The chorus of this song is totally meant to be the climax of a romantic movie. I can see wind in a high place and dramatic twirling. They should use it for the next Nicholas Sparks adaptation.