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#beginquote# You can also understand much of the underlying reasons for which enharmonic choice the writer uses by understanding the chord itself. While the function is always important, it does not always explain the choice. Much modern music does not follow the conventions of "functional harmony". If the composer writes an E Augmented chord, the fifth would be a B# (not C which would make the chord a C Augmented Chord). It is a theory thing. In tertial harmony (harmonies based on thirds) it is necessary to use 1 - 3 - 5 - 7 - 9 - 11 - and 13 when writing the chord. You may have a C# because it part of a D major 7 chord and then a Db because it is the b9 of a C7 chord. The more complex the harmonies, the more important it is to be accurate in your choice. Otherwise analysis is difficult. GOOOOOOROOOOOO #endquote#
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