~ b14 ~ flat Fourteen ~

'... ol'e blue 7th getting up an octave.'

so why b14 ... ?
review and forward

 

So why b14? Simply in that our flat Fourteen is simply our blue 7th moved up an octave. Having never seen this chord numeral in the literature, we include it here for thoroughness and that perhaps it provides a clue to one of you to invent something new? Examine the pitches and their corresponding numbers in thinking from the root pitch C up to flat Fourteen. Example 1.

scale degrees
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
b14
14
15
two octave C major scale
C
D
E
F
G
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
A
Bb
B
C

Review and forward. Nothing too fancy here but do remember that the blue, flat Seven is the natural leading tone in all things theoretical with the natural minor tonality. Even up an octave to flat Fourteen? Ya you betcha, and maybe even more so. Next? Well Fourteen of course.

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