What if Herb + Lani did something like THIS ? --

Discussion in 'A Small Circle of Friends: The Music Forum' started by Rhymes with Music, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. Rhymes with Music

    Rhymes with Music Member Thread Starter

    Never mind the visuals. Just listen. Tune in, drop-out and float...
    (This may be a bit too _far-out_ for some of you? : )

    John & Eve Mclaughlin (Spiritual discovery) - Peace"

    I love the sound of the
    minor-11th chord that John's (then-)wife Eve plays on the acoustic 12-string guitar:
    D + A + F + G+A + E (+C?)

    Those pitches outline Dorian mode (rooted on the bass pitch of 'D')
    -- Perhaps that is a bit, like "Maiden Voyage" or "Empty Faces" ("Vera Cruz"), maybe.

    @ 1m00 mark, the music moves to the harmonic "IV" ('g' min. 11 or something).

    1m15, it returns to the "i' ('d' min.11 chord).

  2. Rhymes with Music

    Rhymes with Music Member Thread Starter

    -- Alternative post of the same audio:

    John & Eve Mclaughlin - Peace [Studio 1974 - NYC Radio Session Radio Station recording date August 27, 1970]
    Mahavishnu John McLaughlin - guitar, vocals
    Mahalakshmi Eve McLaughlin - vocals, Autoharp, * 12 string guitar, bells.
  3. Rhymes with Music

    Rhymes with Music Member Thread Starter

    My focus, and the intended purpose of this post of mine, here --
    isn't about Sri Chinmoy or Eastern far-out mysticism , or any of that Jazz.

    Instead, 'tis the music -- pure, and simple.

    John McLaughlin's guitar soloing is straight diatonic
    dorian mode, it seems.

    -- Ooops, 4m19
    a "C#" (raised 7th degree) -- an _accidental_?
    (Actually, at that point in the music, the chord/mode is rooted on 'G' -- the "
    iv", not the "i" -- either way).

    Never mind the guitar soloing --
    the vocals come in --

  4. Rhymes with Music

    Rhymes with Music Member Thread Starter

    @ 5m27 (the 'v' -- 'a' min.9 (or 11?) )
    Then, some
    chord changes ensue ; no longer a modal harmonic structure?

    To be serious -- this is spiritual and beautiful.
    But maybe instead some other singers might be necessary for,
    at least, some listeners to really enjoy it and understand its beauty.
    Perhaps call this a musical ugly-duckling.

    Perhaps Herb + Lani's voices could have blended together (in parallel octaves) to sing these vocal lines/parts.

    Herb, and Lani are very spiritual. I pick up on it. I'm receptive. This isn't about any particular ideology or theology.

    @ the end (where it's At ! ) it ends on an 'A'
    Major triad.
    9m41 duration

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