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Post by Beks » Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:22 pm

Im trying to write an essay on this after i had all of my notes stolen :(

Uhhhh its 1am!! Does anyone know if minor or major chords are female or male associated? I cant remeber which way around it is! :( This essay is so hard

I tried google and no joy and even sighned up to a "classical music" forum but everyones ignoring me :(
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Post by Corellia » Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:00 am

here's what I found, hope that helps a bit:

In Western Music theory, chords and scales are grouped into modes called major and minor, traditionally related to masculine and feminine. By analogy, the major scales are masculine (clear, open, extrovert), while the minor scales are given feminine qualities (dark, soft, introvert). German uses the same word (Tongeschlecht), and the words Dur (from latin durus, hard) for major and moll (from latin mollis, soft) for minor.

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Post by Beks » Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:11 am

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!! :ladiesman: :multi: :notworthy:

Ive asked on 4 forums one even a classical music forum and you are the only person to help me thank you so so SO much!
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Post by Corellia » Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:39 am

you're welcome hun! :P All I did was google...

you know I've learned to play the piano for 8 years during school, and we had lots of musical theory as well, but I NEVER heard about that male/female association theory thingie... :think: ... LOL

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Post by melloncollie » Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:26 pm

I've never heard about the male female thing either!

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Post by Sir C » Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:02 pm

All very Yin/Yang, isn't it?

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Post by Corellia » Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:37 pm

yes, definitely. it seems it always comes down to these two, no matter what's the subject or how ancient the culture. ;)

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