The Invisible

I first heard this tune on Adam Rogers’ record Art of the Invisible.  The hook has been stuck in my mind this week so I wrote it out in full.

This is a good example of how to construct an interesting song from very simple building blocks.  The essence is in contrast; the A section is built on major chords that jump down by major thirds.  The melody moves mostly in thirds.  It intentionally disorients by quickly shifting tonalities and time signatures.  The B section is built on minor chords that jump up by major thirds.  The melody moves mostly in seconds.  It resolves tension by settling into a single time signature, and rests on each key center for longer.

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The Invisible

On Terri Lyne Carrington’s album Structure, the band solos in 7/4.

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