We all love to deride pop songs for being banal and derivative mostly because lazy generalizations are easy and also fun. All Miss Mussel is going to say is that Beethoven rocked I-V-I pretty hard and he seems to have done ok for himself.

Plus, if you want to get all philosophical about it in a Schenkerian kind of way, isn’t all music just some sort of cosmic journey from I to V and then back to I again?

Whoa..ok…apparently Miss Mussel needs more sleep.


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