Post by thenotshredder on Apr 27, 2009 12:00:00 GMT -5
So I'm learning this song (which rules, by the way), and I realized that the main riff describes a pair of diminished triads a half-step apart, with octave displacement.
Then I look at the next riff (the string-skipping picking riff with the ridiculous jumps and stretches) and realize that it contains small "sets" or "cells," much like mid-era Schoenberg. That is to say, it's a lot like early atonal music in the way it's put together.
I am going to investigate further as I go through with learning the song. I may write a paper on this and give it to my theory professor, just to mess with him.
O Fortune, like the moon you are constantly changing, ever growing and waning; hateful life now oppresses and then soothes as fancy takes it; poverty and power it melts them like ice.