On the Chord Group in the Same Degrees and the Modes Group with the Same Title
Abstract:Gymnop é dies was a piano suite composed by French composer Satie in 1888, its novel music style, unique acoustic sound significantly different from the mainstream music. Satie extensive used of major and minor seventh chord, frequently used ninth, eleventh chords, focus on expression of the harmonic color function; he often used the technique of the chords with the same bass, expressing the different acoustic sound among the chords, showed the diversity of the harmonic color; he used tonic as the base point, making the major and minor with medieval mode as one, to build up modes group with the same title, formed a “bank of harmonic color” for music creation. Based on those technique, it generated the chord group in the same degrees, and modes group with the same title supplement each other, which showed the harmonic forms with rich color, and diverse types.
Key Words: Erik Satie (1866–1925), Gymnop é dies (1888), chord group in the same degrees, modes group with the same title