Welcome! Log In Create A New Profile

Advanced

Change History

Don't understand seventh chords? Need some tricks for learning key signatures? Post your questions here, or see if you can answer someone else's question.

Message: Re: Making the tonic chord a Dominant 7?

Changed By: jacobass
Change Date: June 02, 2017 12:15PM

Re: Making the tonic chord a Dominant 7?
I think this is pretty clearly in F as opposed to Bb.

The melody has a lot of pentatonic elements, which confirm that it's a bluesy F.

But really, tThe Dbmaj7 --> Cm7 is indeed borrowed directly from the minor F minor key, so it's the landing of the Fmaj in the chorus that really gives this tune that lift, as I think you pointed out. In terms of analysis, we need to look at the melody line note that is being sung over the 2 bars which contain Cm7 (when he sings 'if you feel like a room without a...,'). It's F, right? So that means it's really functioning as Cm7sus, and that ambiguity, when it's suddenly resolved on F major (! not minor) makes the tune.

Original Message

Author: jacobass
Date: June 02, 2017 11:42AM

Re: Making the tonic chord a Dominant 7?
I think this is pretty clearly in F as opposed to Bb.

The melody has a lot of pentatonic elements, which confirm that it's a bluesy F.

But really, the Dbmaj7 --> Cm7 is indeed borrowed directly from the minor F minor key, so it's the landing of the Fmaj in the chorus that really gives this tune that lift, as I think you pointed out. In terms of analysis, we need to look at the melody line note that is being sung over the 2 bars which contain Cm7 (when he sings 'if you feel like a room without a...,'). It's F, right? So that means it's really functioning as Cm7sus, and that ambiguity, when it's suddenly resolved on F major (! not minor) makes the tune.