Sunday, June 16, 2013

Wings - "Listen to What the Man Said" (1975)

Sometimes, a given harmony can only be said to be a suggestion, a color that exists apart from a chord's function. The B sung in the verse here over the D major chord really makes the harmony in the first bar a B minor seventh. Nevertheless, the arrangement is grounded in D in the bass and the feeling is one of a dominant harmony, albeit with some kind of coloration.

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In the second bar, of course, the B implies a C major seventh harmony.

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