If melody is the story of a song, then harmony is the feeling behind the story. To create songwriting magic, you need to know both. In this Harmony tutorial by chordiologist Gregg Fine, get the whole story of harmony and learn how you can enhance the color and emotion of your tunes.
Harmony starts with triads: the basic building blocks for chords. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to combine intervals to change the nature and color of the chords in your productions. Watch and listen as Gregg shows how to build major, minor, diminished and augmented chords, along with their inversions. You'll also see and hear how added tones can add a new dimension to simple chords.
Professor Fine then introduces you to extensions, suspended chords, power chords and arpeggios. You learn all about the Circle of 5ths and how it can be used to create chord progressions. Understanding progressions is “key” to building a successful and satisfying song. Gregg wraps it all up by taking you to another dimension as he teaches you how to create well-designed progressions, modulations, pedal tones, drones and ostinatos.
So if you're looking to get a better understanding of that musical feeling, this insightful tutorial on Harmony by Gregg Fine will take you there.
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unitymusic wrote on September 17, 2017
This course was fantastic for filling the gaps of my knowledge and clarifying some concepts. Bravo!
Badmac Music wrote on March 26, 2016
What a wonderful course! It's smartly laid out and the illustrations add a humorous angle that makes the lessons so fun. The audio examples are helpful to understanding the material by getting you to actually hear the sounds of the concepts presented. 5-Stars!
Anders wrote on March 4, 2016
I love this particular tutorial in the series. It explains the circle of fifths quite well and also chord progressions in a fresh and practical way.
harmony wrote on February 23, 2016
I started this series with the chord progression, but needed some refreshment on the other parts. In the end I followed the whole music theory series. Very useful and a fun way to learn everything in depth. Sometimes the chords are still a mystery, but practice makes perfect.
Vaan wrote on December 29, 2015
Great course, very well explained. I've taken the quiz and I have another point of view about a question. I don't think that a b11 could be considered an extension, it is equal to a major third.
Éric schirmacher wrote on August 27, 2015
Simple, clear, easy, understandable, VERY good!!! Thanks a lot. I check the next part asap!
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Brock wrote on February 16, 2015
This course has been as beneficial to my music theory studies as the harmony course I am taking at a private school right now. Given the length of time, this tutorial covers a broad range of beginners and intermediate harmonic concepts that give you a solid foundation in this specific area of focus.
David Cruz wrote on December 25, 2014
Very informative dont know what I woud do without these tutorials.
Dan wrote on September 10, 2014
Great course on music theory and how chords are build. Helped me to understand music basics.