Why does a minor third sometimes sound alright as a home note?
...and sometimes not
I've noticed that you can often end a melodic prase on a minor third and it sounds complete.
- MamiankaLv 710 months ago
OK - in your terminology, you are asking if the degree of the minor third in the scale, (original or altered), can be used with the resolution chord. If the work is in a minor key - sure! The OPPOSITE is far more common - a work in a minor key, and the last chord includes a MAJOR third - so common, that it is called a Picardy third. Every single one of the Bach chorales written in minor keys, have their resolution in the major - Picardy third. There are also times in pop music, where you use a jazz cross relation in the final harmony - BOTH a major and minor third appear, often separated by an octave, though. Without seeing the entire context of your work, we can only rely on your question info - and when asking a Theory question, you were not completely clear. We will help you as much as we can - but unless you show us a sample of the music, we only have your words to go by. And if they are vague or inaccurate, we gotta GUESS. I often help with Theory questions, because I taught Theory for about 30 years, and hold multiple degrees in that area. There are several pros and experts here - I am not special.
- HernandoLv 610 months ago
A minor 3rd is an interval, not a note. You would benefit from learning about music theory. Good luck!