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Old 02-03-2005, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by F. U. Shakespeare
Can't offer anything on its origins, but I think this is one voice of it (in the key of G):


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G G G G F F D D F
I know what you're talking about now. But I don't think it's a named tune and I don't think it is always used in the same way.

Mainly, "asian effect" type music is the result of playing parallel fifths in a major pentatonic scale. It's ridiculously easy to do. Go to a piano, whip out two index fingers, and start playing two black keys with exactly 3 black keys between them. Move up, move down, but always in parallel. Presto. You're now a composer of "oriental-sounding" music.

Warning - don't let the kids see you doing this, or you'll be shelling out for piano lessons for years just to get that basic plinking to stop.