1:20 - major vs. Minor and light vs. dark
2:00 - Being Vague
3:00 - Eminor and i to III
5:00 - The Plagal Cadence (in G Major)
7:00 - Crash back to E Minor
8:00 - V to I but V to III
- another Plagal Cadence A to E (in E)
- iv to i
12:00 - rising melody and descending chords
- playing one off the other
Artist: Bob Tozier
School: North Allegheny
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