In this piece, I have explored the first inversion of a major seventh chord. I an intrgued by this chord, as it results in a semitone clash at its centre, which provokes an interesting aural response. The chord does not sound major in the slightest, but seems to require resolution. Sadly, no resolution is forthcoming. Rzewski used this chord to great effect (in my opinion) in his monumental work “The People United Will Never Be Defeated”.

Sheet music is available here.

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