Dun nga din ako nagkakaproblema (among other things). What is wrong with the tritone chords? Can anyone give me a more convincing reason other than because it was historically called "the devil in music"?
Kaya lang naman yan tinawag na "the devil in music" kasi noong mga panahong binigay yung bansag na 'yon (pre-Renaissance), harmony in music was overly simple. Ni yung mga seventh and ninth chords wala rin noong time na 'yun, it was just as simple as the basic triadic chords. Ni mga modulations nga na alam natin ngayon hindi rin naimbento/nadiskubre noon. The name "the devil in music" is a historical artifact that, unfortunately, some misguided people take too seriously and akala nila forever nang ganon. That is what you get when people don't know history well.
These days, nawala na yung "demonic" "taint" ng tritone as the harmonic vocabulary of music has expanded tremendously. Tritones are now part of our everyday music experience, whether you're aware of it or not. It even appears in the corpus of musica sacra, so this only means that other composers have known better and have got over any reservationss about using tritones. As for me, ginagamit ko sya every now and then pag tumutugtog ako sa church (although hindi naman kada chord, magiging tunog-bitin yung music pag panay tritone ang gamit ko )
For Fr. Nilo to simplify things without even fully studying and understanding them only exhibit his gross misunderstanding of music history. And akala ko pa naman, per the pics on his Facebook profile, nag-aral sya sa isang conservatory of music...hindi ba tinuro ang lahat ng ito sa kanyang Music History classes noon?