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Comments on: Hallelujah http://www.3intheam.com/2007/07/in-1984-american-songwriter-leonard.html Life is too short for bad coffee. Sat, 02 Oct 2010 03:20:52 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 By: RACE http://www.3intheam.com/2007/07/in-1984-american-songwriter-leonard.html/comment-page-1#comment-11484 RACE Sat, 02 Oct 2010 03:20:52 +0000 http://www.3intheam.com/2007/07/16/hallelujah/#comment-11484 Well, Michael, I sincerely hope so. It would be a pity if such an excellent piece of musical poetry were to be diminished by dark motives. Well, Michael, I sincerely hope so. It would be a pity if such an excellent piece of musical poetry were to be diminished by dark motives.

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By: Michael http://www.3intheam.com/2007/07/in-1984-american-songwriter-leonard.html/comment-page-1#comment-10909 Michael Tue, 24 Aug 2010 23:24:18 +0000 http://www.3intheam.com/2007/07/16/hallelujah/#comment-10909 RACE, I don't think that is the case at all. In the words of Cohen himself: "This world is full of conflicts and full of things that cannot be reconciled, but there are moments when we can transcend the dualistic system and reconcile and embrace the whole mess and that's what I mean by 'Hallelujah'. That regardless of what the impossibility of the situation is, there is a moment when you open your mouth and you throw open your arms and you embrace the thing and you just say 'Hallelujah! Blessed is the name.' And you can't reconcile it in any other way except in that position of total surrender, total affirmation. "That's what it's all about. It says that you're not going to be able to work this thing out. This realm does not admit to revolution. There's no solution to this mess. The only moment that you can live here comfortably in these absolutely irreconcilable conflicts is in this moment when you embrace it all and you say 'Look, I don't understand a fucking thing at all - Hallelujah!' That's the only moment that we live here fully as human beings." RACE, I don’t think that is the case at all. In the words of Cohen himself:

“This world is full of conflicts and full of things that cannot be reconciled, but there are moments when we can transcend the dualistic system and reconcile and embrace the whole mess and that’s what I mean by ‘Hallelujah’. That regardless of what the impossibility of the situation is, there is a moment when you open your mouth and you throw open your arms and you embrace the thing and you just say ‘Hallelujah! Blessed is the name.’ And you can’t reconcile it in any other way except in that position of total surrender, total affirmation.

“That’s what it’s all about. It says that you’re not going to be able to work this thing out. This realm does not admit to revolution. There’s no solution to this mess. The only moment that you can live here comfortably in these absolutely irreconcilable conflicts is in this moment when you embrace it all and you say ‘Look, I don’t understand a fucking thing at all – Hallelujah!’ That’s the only moment that we live here fully as human beings.”

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By: RACE http://www.3intheam.com/2007/07/in-1984-american-songwriter-leonard.html/comment-page-1#comment-10908 RACE Tue, 24 Aug 2010 22:42:00 +0000 http://www.3intheam.com/2007/07/16/hallelujah/#comment-10908 ...but have you considered the possibility of a satanic attempt to profane the unique praiseword for the Almighty Jehova? Why has no one commented on the explicit sexual references the song directly associates with that sacred word Hallelujah? Please play the original version again. Do you hear the ecstatic half-scream from the woman in a "broken Hallelujah"? And Leonard Cohen says that 'it doesn't matter' even if he is taking 'the name in vain'! Ask yourself why there was a necessity for claiming that the blaze in the word does not matter whether it is uttered 'holy' or 'broken' - apparently, to him, ecstacy is ecstacy whether it is offered 'holy' [sic, wholly as in 'Hallelujah'] to Yahweh or ejaculated 'broken' [as in 'aaargh...!'] to 'the lord of song' [Lucifer remember was the top angel of God and head of the heavenly choir, among other charisms before his attempted coup détat that ended in his fall from heaven]. If you conclude I am just another fundamentalist Christian out on yet another fanatical bellyache, ask yourself what Cohen intended by all those half-meanings, which mix the sacred with the profane... …but have you considered the possibility of a satanic attempt to profane the unique praiseword for the Almighty Jehova? Why has no one commented on the explicit sexual references the song directly associates with that sacred word Hallelujah? Please play the original version again. Do you hear the ecstatic half-scream from the woman in a “broken Hallelujah”? And Leonard Cohen says that ‘it doesn’t matter’ even if he is taking ‘the name in vain’! Ask yourself why there was a necessity for claiming that the blaze in the word does not matter whether it is uttered ‘holy’ or ‘broken’ – apparently, to him, ecstacy is ecstacy whether it is offered ‘holy’ [sic, wholly as in 'Hallelujah'] to Yahweh or ejaculated ‘broken’ [as in 'aaargh...!'] to ‘the lord of song’ [Lucifer remember was the top angel of God and head of the heavenly choir, among other charisms before his attempted coup détat that ended in his fall from heaven]. If you conclude I am just another fundamentalist Christian out on yet another fanatical bellyache, ask yourself what Cohen intended by all those half-meanings, which mix the sacred with the profane…

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By: Joel http://www.3intheam.com/2007/07/in-1984-american-songwriter-leonard.html/comment-page-1#comment-10120 Joel Sun, 06 Jun 2010 10:54:34 +0000 http://www.3intheam.com/2007/07/16/hallelujah/#comment-10120 Jean ... what does any of that have to do with Hallelujah? I'm with ya on the theory, but have you heard the song? It's just a simple diatonic song. Jean … what does any of that have to do with Hallelujah? I’m with ya on the theory, but have you heard the song? It’s just a simple diatonic song.

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By: jean http://www.3intheam.com/2007/07/in-1984-american-songwriter-leonard.html/comment-page-1#comment-10006 jean Thu, 20 May 2010 17:21:10 +0000 http://www.3intheam.com/2007/07/16/hallelujah/#comment-10006 And diminished and dominant chords - And whole tone scales/chords - If you can wrap your head around it, much of it boils down to working with half steps, leading tones, that come from mixing together the tones from any dominant 7th scale and the dominant 7th scale built on its tritone - As far as I know at the moment anyway - CHeerrioo And diminished and dominant chords -

And whole tone scales/chords -

If you can wrap your head around it, much of it boils down to working with half steps, leading tones, that come from mixing together the tones from any dominant 7th scale and the dominant 7th scale built on its tritone -

As far as I know at the moment anyway -

CHeerrioo

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By: jean http://www.3intheam.com/2007/07/in-1984-american-songwriter-leonard.html/comment-page-1#comment-10005 jean Thu, 20 May 2010 17:02:59 +0000 http://www.3intheam.com/2007/07/16/hallelujah/#comment-10005 PSS - you could also say it's all about tritones - i.e. the flat 5 or #4 of any note - Cheerio! PSS -

you could also say it’s all about tritones – i.e. the flat 5 or #4 of any note -

Cheerio!

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By: jean http://www.3intheam.com/2007/07/in-1984-american-songwriter-leonard.html/comment-page-1#comment-10004 jean Thu, 20 May 2010 17:00:43 +0000 http://www.3intheam.com/2007/07/16/hallelujah/#comment-10004 PS - Another way of talking about it is by talking about modes of the melodic minor especially the fourth mode of the melodic minor scale called the lydian dominant - PS -

Another way of talking about it is by talking about modes of the melodic minor especially the fourth mode of the melodic minor scale called the lydian dominant -

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By: jean http://www.3intheam.com/2007/07/in-1984-american-songwriter-leonard.html/comment-page-1#comment-10003 jean Thu, 20 May 2010 16:58:37 +0000 http://www.3intheam.com/2007/07/16/hallelujah/#comment-10003 very nicely written - but I think the secret is the Aflat (or G#) note added to the C major scale to create many secret chords - e.g. - E major leading into A minor (E, G sharp, B -* or C instead of B or whatever color note you want from the secret scale). Another secret chord from the scale is G7 flat 9 - the flat 9 is the A flat - going into the C major - See? The G# and Ab are the same note - you can create all kinds of beautiful chords by including that secret note into the C major scale - Check out Barry Harris - he talks about it in jazz and calls it the C6 diminished scale - I think - Gorgeous harmonies! very nicely written – but I think the secret is the Aflat (or G#) note added to the C major scale to create many secret chords – e.g. – E major leading into A minor (E, G sharp, B -* or C instead of B or whatever color note you want from the secret scale).

Another secret chord from the scale is G7 flat 9 – the flat 9 is the A flat – going into the C major -

See? The G# and Ab are the same note – you can create all kinds of beautiful chords by including that secret note into the C major scale -

Check out Barry Harris – he talks about it in jazz and calls it the C6 diminished scale – I think –

Gorgeous harmonies!

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By: Michael http://www.3intheam.com/2007/07/in-1984-american-songwriter-leonard.html/comment-page-1#comment-2965 Michael Tue, 10 Mar 2009 03:14:41 +0000 http://www.3intheam.com/2007/07/16/hallelujah/#comment-2965 Ooop. Mah bad... Thanks for correcting that! Ooop. Mah bad… Thanks for correcting that!

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By: jayme cowley http://www.3intheam.com/2007/07/in-1984-american-songwriter-leonard.html/comment-page-1#comment-2944 jayme cowley Sun, 08 Mar 2009 08:27:29 +0000 http://www.3intheam.com/2007/07/16/hallelujah/#comment-2944 leonard cohen is a canadian songwriter. NOT an american songwriter. leonard cohen is a canadian songwriter. NOT an american songwriter.

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By: Andrrew Wummel http://www.3intheam.com/2007/07/in-1984-american-songwriter-leonard.html/comment-page-1#comment-285 Andrrew Wummel Thu, 17 Jul 2008 15:30:05 +0000 http://www.3intheam.com/2007/07/16/hallelujah/#comment-285 This truly is a beautiful song, on of my favorites. very good observations, i've noticed a few myself. This truly is a beautiful song, on of my favorites. very good observations, i’ve noticed a few myself.

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By: Michael http://www.3intheam.com/2007/07/in-1984-american-songwriter-leonard.html/comment-page-1#comment-153 Michael Wed, 04 Jun 2008 15:48:46 +0000 http://www.3intheam.com/2007/07/16/hallelujah/#comment-153 Thanks! Thanks!

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By: James http://www.3intheam.com/2007/07/in-1984-american-songwriter-leonard.html/comment-page-1#comment-135 James Wed, 04 Jun 2008 10:25:35 +0000 http://www.3intheam.com/2007/07/16/hallelujah/#comment-135 Nce, real interesting, heard that song and played that song a million times and never observed that. well done Nce, real interesting, heard that song and played that song a million times and never observed that. well done

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