You've been in music for years. You know how to play, but you're ready for more. Getting Inside Harmony 1 will help you with the next step: learning harmony so that you hear and recognize chord progressions and use them creatively in your playing and writing. Through a combination of activities (listening, thinking, visualizing, vocalizing, writing, and playing), you'll open your ears and deepen your understanding of the inner workings of harmony in a broad range of contemporary styles. You'll find that you learn songs more easily and can transpose them on sight. And you'll be able to equip yourself with the best chord scale choices for arranging and improvising. Mastering the mechanics of harmony's chord progression patterns is an indispensable tool for both players and writers, and will help
improvisers, composers, and arrangers deepen their understanding of the inner workings of a broad range of contemporary styles including standard tunes, popular music and jazz.
By the end of this course, you will:
Recognize different chord types and standard chord progression patterns
Find the notes that work best (as melody and as harmony) with each chord in the progression
Create keyboard accompaniment voicings that will allow you to learn and experiment with any chord progression.
Improvise effectively from chord to chord
Spot and repair faulty or incomplete chord progressions often found on many lead sheets
Modify the chord progression in a way that will enhance the character of the music and reflect your own musical expression
A thorough understanding of harmony is a must have for anyone who wants to develop their voice creatively, or for performance purposes. But while harmony may be a fundamental property of all musical expression, it is also one of those concepts that can be a bit hard to grasp. Read more
“I feel I now have a better grasp of harmony, song structure, scales, chord progressions, and how to work with a lead sheet - all essential topics for me.” - J. Abbott
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