Accidental Music

[EDIT: Includes tablature images; replaces failed Courier HTML]

Just as I was about to initiate a phone call this morning, my phone treated me to a bit of accidental music.

In Canada (& perhaps elsewhere), the dial tone is a droning flat 5th interval, or the overtly evil part of the diabolus in musica (that link is to a lay ‘splanation; for a more technical description, try this). Specifically, to my ear it’s an F underlaid by a B.

Canada Phone Drone, tab

Canada Phone Drone,
tab (two versions)

I had on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo OST, by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – highly recommended. A Thousand Details (track 9) was playing. Its bassline is D, Eb, C, B, or

Reznor & Ross' "A Thousand Details," bass tab

Reznor & Ross’ “A Thousand
Details,” bass tab

The overlaid melody, if you can call it a melody, begins with Gb, Gb, Gb, Gb, Gb / Gb, Gb, Gb, Gb, Gb, F, or

Reznor & Ross' "A Thousand Details," initial melody tab

Reznor & Ross’ “A Thousand Details,” initial melody tab

And if want to play them together on guitar, try

Reznor & Ross' "A Thousand Details," integrated tab

Reznor & Ross’ “A Thousand Details,” integrated ‘initial melody’ & bassline tab for simple finger picking

I didn’t mean for the post to turn into a guitar lesson. Heh.

It doesn’t happen often, but it’s nice to experience little intersections of musical instances like this.

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