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Old 08-18-2019, 09:04 AM   #240
coolbass
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Originally Posted by brainwreck View Post
I never really understood the names of chord functions. It seems that there are implied meanings, but I don't know what they are.

There are tons of examples where language of a system causes confusion (and artificial barriers). But sticking to music here, how about the names of the modes? Are the modes not functional as well? Then why continue with the archaic naming that describes nothing logical/functional? We might be better off describing them as the first mode, second mode, etc. And the same with chord functions. Maybe the same with intervals? Why do we not say the first, second, third... interval, mode, chord, chord function? Maybe some people like the aesthetics of these naming conventions, but they are vague or meaningless in reasoning.
Maybe a more in depth study of harmony would help you.
Certainly more than learning any "new system".
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