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Analyse in detail bars 1 - 29 of Titanic showing changes in harmonies and harmonic pace.

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29.11.2003

Analyse in detail bars 1 - 29 of Titanic showing changes in harmonies and harmonic pace.

At bar 1, Titanic is in Eb major however there is no Ab so it is in the lydian mode. The very first note of all instruments which play in bar 1 is an Eb, this makes the following chord very definite. There is then movement in contrary motion between the instruments in bars 1 - 4, it is still based on the chord of Eb major and the lydian mode.

In bar 5, an Eb major 9th, 4th inversion chord is played, this then becomes a Bb major chord in the last quaver of the bar.

In bar 6, an Ab is introduced in the double bass, viola and choir parts; the piece is now in Eb major. The 5ths and 3rds remain in the synth and violin parts, the chord is now Ab major 7th. Bar 7 is very similar to bar 6 but goes from Eb major, to Ab major to Bb major.

By bar 8, the key is G major, it has moved up a

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