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Futatsu (japanese word for 2)

char asked a good question: "what is an open fifth?" i first answered with rye humour about whiskey in a flask. however, now i have decided to answer her question with an example. an open fifth is two notes, 4 steps apart on the scale, for example, A and E. open fifths are often frowned upon, because they create an ambiguous harmony, neither major nor minor. they are missing the middle note to make a triad.

i had an idea for a personal challenge. can music be made with two notes? only open fifths? i chose an arpeggio of an open fifth. i repeat it at different speeds, in different voices, and sometimes different keys. but it is always an open fifth. it is simple music, with a simple purpose, from a simple mind.
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Uploaded: Nov 01, 2009 - 06:21:13 PM
Last Updated: Nov 03, 2009 - 03:11:56 PM Last Played: Mar 08, 2017 - 03:03:42 PM
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sloparts said 2945 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
Mission accomplished Eduard
The sounds prove it, and it turned out to be quite interesting and pretty. Teaching by example works for me. thanks for the lesson my friend,

Ed
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davisamerica said 2945 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
yep....
excellent "teaching example" and a very wonderful little tune... very much enjoyed!
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Char said 2945 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
That is
quite nice. Doubt I understand but I appreciate the musical answer to my question. Pretty piece. Thanks.
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Vic Holman said 2945 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
you know
a lot of heavy metal music relies on just fifths... the notes as well. nice piece
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kassia said 2945 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
well
you know i have a soft spot for open fifths. or is it a pathology? this is a great little experiment. you can definitely hear how the tension grows as the need for a resolution increases. a very effective compositional tool. always fun to do these little trials and find new things.
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particledots said 2945 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
nice icy
i would take it one step further

can you compose a piece with just one note (of course there is at least one piece that was written with no notes at all)

enjoyed this

b
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Reinholt56 said 2945 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
Hi ic42......
You succeed with this example to get the message across.

Take care.

Paul
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awigze said 2945 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
congratulations
you done it
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Henke said 2945 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
Very nice!
Didn't know about open fifths, but I like this kind of experimentation. I tried to do one with one note only, a C at that. (http://www.macjams.com/song/46696) However, this piece was at least twice as enjoyable to listen to ;-) My only crit would be that it is a bit shortish, I suppose I have to download and put on repeat...

Thanks and take care.

/Henke
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SmokeyVW said 2944 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
take the fifth!
cool concept, nice execution!

thanks

a fifth is actually 4 steps of the scale, not 5 whole steps...


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guitapick said 2943 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
:)
Cool
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ConnieO said 2942 days ago (November 4th, 2009)
Very very interesting
I didn't know you had so much music theory under your belt! Bravo.
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Roxylee said 2942 days ago (November 4th, 2009)
I don't understand it
but I like it. It's the universe singing.
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richard13 said 2941 days ago (November 5th, 2009)
Small things amuse small minds
but I think yours is anything but simple. Nicely done Eduard.
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Boundless said 2940 days ago (November 6th, 2009)
Aaaaah
Now I know.

: - )


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paul f. page said 2940 days ago (November 6th, 2009)
Clever idea....
This is almost a little fugue. You could seriously make it go on longer and it would continue to be interesting. Very ingenious.
Peace,
Paul
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ste said 2937 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
interesting
angle. Although wouldn't call it beautiful. Enjoyed the listen
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TonyAzemia said 2931 days ago (November 16th, 2009)
i like it! :D
i don't really know how else to explain it but it's moody i like it
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Gato said 2931 days ago (November 16th, 2009)
Very Nice and
love the sound.Of course the horns of old used to sound the charge were in open fifths as well. Kind of reminds me of that. I also could go for an open fifth of scotch. Just saying lol
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scaustrita said 2921 days ago (November 25th, 2009)
delicate
An open fifth landed me in the county jail!
I like what I am hearing here. Very light feel, and a great example of open fifths . . .

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Diviner said 2910 days ago (December 7th, 2009)
Interesting challenge
and I like simple tracks (listen to all my music and you will find them very simple). Its very sparkly and nice to listen to, even though they are 'ambiguous' harmonies.
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ShadowofNine said 2902 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
Wow
An engaging piece of work Eduard, totally cool...
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Moviz said 2900 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
Very interesting
and musical and though you say it's neither major nor minor it has an element or sound of surprised expectation and confidence.... sounds good, regards M
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Gaylen75 said 2899 days ago (December 18th, 2009)
This is Education
I have to say that this is smart and fun. I wish I understood music theory better. I love the keys sounds.
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K.I.S.KISMET said 2871 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
listening
and learning.....and it is great:) have to check out more!!!

peace,
k
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scofugate said 2860 days ago (January 25th, 2010)
Very nice!
My simple mind thinks this is very cool. Open fifth ..oh..sounds great to me.
Nice one!
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VicDiesel said 2856 days ago (January 30th, 2010)
In der Beschraenkung...
An intriguing piece to be done with so little material. Enjoyed.
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lilmom said 2817 days ago (March 10th, 2010)
Open Fifths
Only a true musician could accomplish this, Edouard. And you did! Simply AMAZING!
Sylvia
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