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There is a huge discussion of ligatures in the LIGATURE section. To briefly answer your lig question, yes, a BG should work on those mouthpieces. My choice would be the stock Selmer metal two-screw ligature. DAVE
I agree with that, A Selmer ligature is perfect for a Selmer mouthpiece. But Rovners also work nicely I find.
 

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Okay, no problem.

Your thinking is a bit foggy here.
I & III make up only part of a chord using the tonic note of the
scale as the root.
You are missing the V note.
Two notes is only a harmony. A chord, generally
speaking, requires a minimum of three notes.

No. These notes are the II chord i.e D minor in the key of C
The subdominant chord has the scale notes IV, VI, and I.

Once again, you really need at least three notes, which for
the dominant chord would be the scale notes, V, VII and II.
I think dorlz is not referring to chord tones but to roots of diatonic chords.

ie chords I and III can be thought of as basically tonic, II IV and VI as subdominant, and V and VII as dominant.

I used to teach this on a simplistic level for beginning improvisers to think of tonic as home, subdominant as being a different place, and dominant as wanting to come home.

Of course, there is much more to it, but that is a neat way to start thinking about tension and release.
 
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