Cha-Cha to Mars 2020
featuring the Melodic Miners
What if you took the top note, G, in the C Maj. triad,
and proceded stepward descending an octave,
(against non-parallel rules),
but against a contrary and otherwise bass line?
Imagine taking a Bach exercise score, turning it upside down, and looking at it in a mirror. That pretty much sums this one up. Add some whim, and some screaming guitar, and we're off to the races!
Written for an original local children's production of Alice in Wonderland, for the Red Queen. Sung by dear friend, Gail Gongol.
Sort of a convoluted Bach exercize cum cool country-jazz standard! It's a simple harmonzing of a Harmonic Major scale, step-wise, descending. With some tweaks here and there. Throw in a few Holdsworth harmonies, and the words of a lonesome cowboy, and there you go!
All of these pieces are based on manuscripts of Capellmeister Bach's
"Most Necessary Rules and Brief Instruction
in the so-called Thorough Bass",
including harmonization exercises 1-14, which were discovered among the belongings of Johnann Peter Kellner, who it is presumed to have received them from one of Bach's students.