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    The answer is 42

    The answer is 42-chords-jpg
    "Bent my ear to hear the tune and closed my eyes to see."

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    Interestingly there are 43 (it ain't 42 but close!) four note chord sets without repeating an octave. And each of them has 24 inversions!

    1) Cluster (1 b2 bb3 7)
    2) Min/Maj 7b9 (1 b2 b3 7)
    3) Maj 7b9 (1 b2 3 7)
    4) Maj 7#13 (1 3 #6 7)
    5) Maj 7#13sus4 (1 4 #6 7)
    6) Maj 7susb9 (1 b2 5 7)
    7) Maj 7#5susb9 (1 b2 #5 7)
    8) Maj 7#5#13 (1 #5 #6 7)
    9) Min/Maj 9 (1 2 b3 7)
    10) Maj 9 (1 2 3 7)
    11) -13 (1 b3 6 b7)
    12) 13 (1 3 6 b7)
    13) Maj 7sus2 (1 2 5 7)
    14) Maj 7#5sus2 (1 2 #5 7)
    15) -7b9 (1 b2 b3 b7)
    16) Maj 7#9 (1 #2 3 7)
    17) 7sus#4 (1 #4 5 b7)
    18) Tonic Dim (1 b3 b5 7)
    19) Min/Maj 7 (1 b3 5 7)
    20) Min/Maj 7#5 (1 b3 #5 7)
    21) 7b9 (1 b2 3 b7)
    22) Maj 7sus#4 (1 #4 5 7)
    23) Maj 7#11 (1 3 #4 7)
    24) Maj 7 (1 3 5 7)
    25) Maj 7#5 (1 3 #5 7)
    26) Maj 13 (1 3 6 7)
    27) Tetratonic (1 4 b5 7)
    28) Maj 7sus4 (1 4 5 7)
    29) Maj 7#5sus4 (1 4 #5 7)
    30) Maj add#4 (1 3 #4 5)
    31) 7#9 (1 #2 3 b7)
    32) 7susb2 (1 b2 5 b7)
    33) -9 (1 2 b3 b7)
    34) 9 (1 2 3 b7)
    35) Maj add 2 (1 2 3 5)
    36) Aug 7 (1 3 #5 b7)
    37) 7sus2 (1 2 5 b7)
    38) 7sus4 (1 4 5 b7)
    39) -7b5 (1 b3 b5 b7)
    40) -7 (1 b3 5 b7)
    41) 7b5 (1 3 b5 b7)
    42) 7 (1 3 5 b7)
    43) Dim 7 (1 b3 b5 bb7)

    I can't fluidly use all of them yet, but its good to have a reference list I guess !

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    The answer is 42-mibtm-jpg
    "Bent my ear to hear the tune and closed my eyes to see."

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    Lol!

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    How do you fit 24 inversions inside one octave?
    "Bent my ear to hear the tune and closed my eyes to see."

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    You mean playing it? I guess its possible... But that would be more trouble than its worth for me (like tuning the instrument into a strange tuning or something).

    In the abstract sense I think it had something to do with the possible number of drop voicings and somewhat remember (or misremember?) that they are 24 of them. I guess thats what I meant by 'inversions'.

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    I get it; four notes can be voiced in 4! = 4 × 3 × 2 × 1 = 24 different combinations.
    "Bent my ear to hear the tune and closed my eyes to see."

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    Bingo!

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    No C7b9sus4.

    Or Comaj7

    Your argument is invalid.

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    The answer is 42-ap_560301063-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauln View Post
    How do you fit 24 inversions inside one octave?
    Rectum? Damn near killed him!


    Wait, wrong punchline?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dot75 View Post
    He can play....

    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    And thanks for the fish.

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    The most important thing is not the answer but rather.. the question to the answer

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