yes i bet a lot of people read it, or at least the first few lines.

alas, i don't analyze tunes into "concise educational text" files as you suggeseted i do. i am a practical musician, not a scholar. i "see" music as it relates to performance, not as a numerical puzzle. i leave that to you academic-minded folk.

and sorry, i don't do midi -- i actually work with real musicians which, i know, is kinda old fashioned these days. well, i've done midi for a few jingles and bkg grooves for telephone on-hold messages and the like, but i find no fun in playing tunes into the computer. i have .wav files but they're way to big to upload here and i don't think i have just friends recorded anyway.

it would be  interesting to hear a midi of you doing just friends to see how your analysis has translated to practicality. look forward to hearing it.

the important thing is to keep thinking and keep checking out tunes as you obviously are doing - giant steps is a good one. but don't let it end with an educational treatise, and don't be overly pendantic about it. jazz ain't vivaldi. when you find a chord relationship, look for it in other tunes and then listen to good players to hear how they treat them. and then do it yourself. nothing is carved in stone.
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