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Registered: 02/14/06
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Re:Alan Holdsworth Passes
Tuesday, May 02 2017 @ 11:51 AM CDT

And I'll remark that you could have simply written a tribute to mr Holdsworth, and everyone (well, plenty of people) would have chimed in how great he was. (My favourite Holdsworth appearance: Enigmatic Ocean by Jean Luc Ponty.)

Instead you had to start about hating. It's kinda sad how even the death of your hero is nothing more than an occasion to jump on your favourite personal vendetta.


-- My CD.
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Re:Alan Holdsworth Passes
Wednesday, May 03 2017 @ 04:47 PM CDT

This is bitonal harmony, or diminished triads over bass notes with improv over the top. Now harmony in this tongue was used prior to AH, as a devise in Bebop or latin jazz, but use your ears, the whole piece features this language! Amazing? Unique? Unsettling? Not a sticky bun folks.
When AH accomplished this piece maybe a hand full of people on the planet wrote with this vocabulary.
It appears everywhere in modern classical music, in film scores, and serious jazz.
Have fun.

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Registered: 08/29/11
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Location: Chattanooga, TN United States
Re:Alan Holdsworth Passes
Wednesday, May 03 2017 @ 05:25 PM CDT

Gentlebeings, let us mourn the passing of musical greats and leave no time for personal snipes.   Anything can be overlooked.