Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen
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I-IV-V

I know one more thing about Deportees than I used to: I know its chord structure. Specifically, I know which POV character is the tonic, which the sub-dominant, and which the dominant.

Yes, I realize that this is a space opera and not a twelve-bar blues. But trust me: this really does help.

(I thought it might be in the key of E, because that is, as we all know, the people's key. But no, it's E-flat. Which explains a lot; you can write space opera in sharps, but it's sort of awkward.)

(Perhaps I should have an icon for bits of self-recognized fruit-battitude.)
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