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mM7 demo [Psycho Shower Scene]


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Alimar

 Genre: Film Scoring

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Often referred to "The Hitchcock Chord", the 'mM7' [minor-major seventh] chord is used for its dissonance and suspense. Although it is also used by jazz musicians, the purpose here is to demonstrate its 'dark side'.

This is only a short segment I transcribed from the piano score.

© Bernard Herrmann

Psycho-mM7
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Uploaded: Sep 16, 2013 - 11:41:09 AM
Last Updated: Sep 16, 2013 - 11:44:09 AM Last Played: Mar 16, 2017 - 12:33:42 AM
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PeterB7858 said 1498 days ago (September 16th, 2013)
Edgy
It certainly has an edge to it. I used an Em7M/B as a passing chord in my song "Fifty Fathoms Deep". Does that count? :-) Thanks for the interesting post. Regards, Peter.
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Alimar said 1498 days ago (September 16th, 2013)
It works...
...as a passing chord, in that the subtle dissonance resolves!
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Llarion said 1497 days ago (September 16th, 2013)
I like it as a transition chord...
m, MM7, m7, then to a IV or a m6 i chord... :)
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Llarion said 1497 days ago (September 16th, 2013)
oops
that's mM7 for the 2nd chord
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michaeljayklein said 1497 days ago (September 17th, 2013)
Even Crusty Ol' Bernard Herrmann...
...would have been pleased! You know, we take that infamous shower scene for granted now but at the time it was released--well, this music cue certainly helped leave the audience gasping for breath when that sequence ended. Nice job! Michael
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