One Minute Lessons Harmony

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One Minute Lessons Harmony

One Minute Lessons Harmony

I’m writing today to explain a bit more about what makes the One Minute Lessons different from other Muse-Eek courses. There is a big difference between working out of a book and taking a one-on-one personal lesson with me. I noticed over the years that sometimes I would have long discussions with my students; times where we stopped playing and would just talk about music. I wanted to distill some of these conversations into an easily digested, informal series. So I created the One Minute Lessons. The title may make it seem like they are not weighty, but in fact they cover important topics that are key to improving your musical expression.

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The One Minute Lessons Harmony will help you to think outside the box that so many people unconsciously put themselves into.  This overview contains to the point information that doesn’t require you to do any work; just to watch the video and look at some examples. There are many considerations that go into choosing the right harmony for a piece of music, and having an overall understanding of these choices helps you put all harmony in context and clarifies the many options you have when creating or using it. Examples are provided so that you see and/or hear the music created from these various concepts.  

By understanding the bigger picture that The One Minute Lessons Harmony presents, you can make intelligent decisions regarding which type of harmony to use where, and the factors that will make a chord work -or not work- in any given situation. Having this overview of harmony can really help you to understand any chord progressions you encounter, as well as help you when you are composing or improvising. The following eleven topics are covered:

  • Harmonic reharmonization: One of the most common types of reharmonization, by using the 3 ways a dominant chord can resolve with a few added possible additions.
  • Chord tone and tension reharmonization: Using chord tones and available tensions as a means for creating substitutions within harmony.
  • Modal harmony: Looking at the various types of harmony that can be created by using the mode of a chord to create substitutions.
  • Slash chord harmony: Looking at the various types of harmony that can be created by using slash chords.
  • Creating harmony from melody: Looks at the possible scenarios to use melody to create a harmony.
  • Create harmony by the use of pitch class sets which can be used in the simplest type of music to the most complex.
  • Creating harmony from counterpoint gives you a completely different way of thinking about harmonic structures within music
  • Create harmony from intervallic structures opens your mind up to alternate ways of creating harmony that function outside of usual harmonic patterns.
  • Combining multiple harmonic methods to create a musical reharmonization.
  • Harmonic density looks at the style and size of your harmonic structure, which can make an important difference in what sounds good in any specific situation.
  • Harmonic rhythm is discussed which is the key to making any of the aforementioned ideas work within music.

Get yourself out of a limited mindset and see that you can create harmonically rich situations by having just a basic understanding of the ideas presented in the One Minute Lessons for Harmony.

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