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Consonance and Dissonance... Resolve THIS!

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(@losodo)
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Ah yes... Consonance and Dissonance. I am quite curious about these things.

From what I've been reading, Consonance and Dissonance are important aspects of music. This moved me to search out ways to improve how I used these concepts.

This is tough because from what I understand chords/intervals that sound 'dissonant' have changed over the years, are influenced by cultures, time periods, etc...

Somewhere I got the idea that Diminished and Augmented chords are dissonant and need to be resolved. Which I've tried. I've resolved these chords into Major or Minor chords and it sounds pretty good sometimes.

I remember when I first learned chords I always loved the Major and Minor chords, but when I struck my first Diminished chord I was like "ouch!". Now I see that this is needed (depending on the application) to create tension/release.

Any thoughts on the subject? 8)

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(@corbind)
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I personally don't like either dim or aug chords. They shock me. When I hear them in songs I pray they'll quickly resolve to anything.

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(@musenfreund)
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David tackled this topic in Augmented Diminished Dementia. I'd suggest taking a look at that article for some insights.

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(@losodo)
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Thanks. 8)

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