Organum….

Lost in a Daydream contains a very ancient musical idea: organum….

The idea of organum… is one sustained tone… that is present throughout the entire musical piece….
The idea comes out of some of the ideas of Medieval Polyphony….
One note or tone… often the lowest bass note… was sustained throughout the entire piece….
That’s what happens in Lost in a Daydream…. The low E… which is an open string… that rings… sustains the musical idea of the piece.

I think the piece is probably composed in E major, but the melodic… and dissonant… components certainly require a Blues Scale bordering on the frankly Chromatic….

By the way…. Most Medieval Polyphony… such as Gregorian Chants… were composed in 3/4 time… because Waltz Time simulated the beat of the heart… and was therefore the only acceptable time for musical composition within the Church….
So… a 4/4 piece would definitely have been considered secular….
And… not in a good way….

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