#1
ok so everyone knows how you ussually harmonized chords in thirds.
C major is C E G B, thirds in the C major scale.
and "quartal harmony" is when you harmonized chords in fourths.
they obviously arent as common as chords harmonized in thirds, but you get the point.

there is also chords harmonized in 5ths, but i dont feel like talking about that.

i thought about something today.
what if you harmonized chords in sixths?
the chords could still be named like regular chords, btu they are a little different.
the chord changes everytime you add a note.
ill show you with the C major scale.

starting with C
go up a sixth and you get A.
so now its A minor.
go up a sixth from A and you get F.
so now you have the notes C A F.
F major.
go up a sixth from F, and you get D.
so now you have C A F D.
rearange the notes and you have Dm7.
see what i mean?
i think it would be a cool way to make a chord progression

if you add another sixth up from D, you get B.
now you have the notes C A F D B.
Bm7 b5 b9.


i dont know, it was just a thought i had and i thought i would share it with UG.
=]
comments?
or am i just stupid...


EDIT: wow this thread has 58 views and no replies....
its a dumb thread isnt it.....
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Last edited by musicTHEORYnerd at Feb 15, 2009,
#3
^ Cmaj7add11add9add6 WADDAFAC

how would you go on about playing that anyways :P
in that order, i mean.
#5
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C A F D B

That's an altered dominant innit?

if you consider the C the base.
the whole point of adding sixths is that everytime the root changes.
idk, i guess
lol it was just a thought i had
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#6
well try some of the progressions you come up with out, and post some links here! who knows, maybe you've stumbled upon some insanely awesome idea that will sound kickass! my guitar is not near me, so i can't. =(