#1
I'm working my way through this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm1A9Qo5rog.

The beginning part, before it goes to the jazzy part.. I have come up with this:

In each chord, it goes from lowest note to highest, so the note on the left will be the bass note.. etc.

Key is C# minor
B# F# A C# | G# C# E G# | A C# F# G#| F# E A G# C# | A D# A C# | F# D# A C#| 
B# dim7    | C# minor   | G#11(b9)  | F#min9       |D#m7(b5)   |D#m7(b5)   |
vii*       | i          |V          |iv            |ii*        |ii*        |

| B# D# A B# | B D# A B | E B E G B E | D# A D# F# B# D# | C# G# C# E G# C#|
|B#dim7      |B7        |Em           |B#dim7            |i                |
|vii*        |VII       |iii          |vii*              |i                |


Now I have a couple of questions.. should the V chord be seen as the G#11(b9), or a F#add9?

Also, I noticed the use of a b5 accidental in both the harmony (in the Em chord), as well as the melody. Is this for better voice leading from the III chord to the vii* chord?

Thanks
Last edited by ibz120 at Aug 25, 2011,
#3
the G#11(b9), if you want to call it a V. i might look at it as F#m(add9). it seems like there isn't much functional use for the V, and by calling it a iv, you keep the harmony consistent. i'd go for the F#m(add9).

and it just looks to me that the only reason Em was included was because there was a B7 preceding it. i'd argue that it has more to do with the preceding chord than the following chord.
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Last edited by AeolianWolf at Aug 26, 2011,
#4
Wolf, do you have skype or AIM? I'd like to ask you analysis on a song myself.