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Old 2009-12-27, 07:35
JonR JonR is offline
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Originally Posted by the lamb
Does anyone here know of any pieces where the minor second interval is used (I don't know if that is the right nomenclature but what i mean is: C and C# when the key is C)
Strictly that should be Db, not C#.
You're talking about some kind of phrygian key, and there are few possible variants:
Phrygian: 1-b2-b3-4-5-b5-b7
Phrygian dominant (aka major phrygian or spanish phrygian): 1-b2-3-4-5-b6-b7
Phrygian natural 6: 1-b2-b3-4-5-6-b7 (6th mode of melodic minor)
Double harmonic: 1-b2-3-4-5-b6-7

A good example of ordinary phrygian is Pink Floyd's "Set the controls for the heart of the sun" (E phrygian, moves to A phrygian and back).

For double harmonic, try Dick Dale's "Misirlou"
Originally Posted by the lamb
Could some one also post some chords that use this interval (bear in mind that it HAS to be in the key of the lower note of the two)
7b9 chords are quite common in jazz, but the b9 will not usually be very low in the chord (although it might be a half-step above a high root).
A jazz phrygian modal chord is a susb9: 1-4-5-b7-b9 - again with the b9 well above the root (normally).

In short, the kind of chord you're looking for is not part of normal harmonic usage - which doesn't mean you can't create one if you want!
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