This is a personal musing and might not suit the interests of many of my regular readers but, it has been on my mind all day ...well....since yesterday actually. I am thinking I can get it out of mind by writing about it....that usually works wonders for me :-)
I have been studying scales and their associated chords so I can learn and apply what I learn to my compositions....my little cello songs that make me so happy writing them....you can hear them on my Musical Musings page.
I have studied and written music in C Major, F Major, G Major, and my beloved E Minor....well, beloved until new wonderful sounds hit my ears the other day. I heard the most beautiful scale with its lovely sounding chords and knew this would be my next project. The scale that I am speaking of is...Bb Major....to those who are not conversant in scales...it doesn't matter what that name means...it is the sounds that are important.
These chords that belong to Bb Major have sounds that to my ear...right off....said: gentle, kind, soothing, peaceful, and smooth...very smooth sounding to my ears. So , I can not get those sounds out of my mind and started a new composition this evening called SOLILOQUY (Opus 5)....I will also use these beautiful chords as background music (hopefully) for the Frost poem I talk about in my previous musing.
I was talking to a non musician friend this evening and she asked what does it sound like...she is not computer literate so I am unable to send her the chord progression I did with these chords.......
I told her to envision her tired head sinking into soft pillows....or pulling a comforter close on a cool night.....or sitting quietly drinking coffee and thinking pleasant thoughts...or being in a hammock with a gentle breeze...it sounds like that and so much more to my ears, I said....I will play the chords for her when she comes over so she will get to hear them :-)
Well, I feel better and clearer minded having written and told you about how these sounds affected me and how enthralled I am with them. You may be wondering what they sound like to your ears..so, I have put an audio snippet ,at the end of this musing , of a Bb Major chord progression I made yesterday. I hope you like it and can hear the characteristics that I mentioned of the overall sounds.....if not, that is ok too, as all ears like different sounds.....
If you, my musing reader or listener, are still with me, I thank you for reading or listening about my love of Bb Major chord sounds. I feel much better having talked with you about them:-) My hope, now, is that I do them justice in my compositions:-)