In this course you will gain an understanding of harmonization. We will look at how to find the chords for a melody, and how to experiment with other chord progressions. This course forms part of the complete Music Theory Fundamentals Guide.
This is a class designed for the average person who is ready to take their music career (or music interest) and turn it into a business. Whether you are an active musician, an aspiring musician, or an aspiring music manager or agent - this class is perfect for you.
For years I've been teaching Music Theory in the college classroom. My approach to music theory is to minimize the memorization. Most of these concepts you can learn by just understanding why chords behave in certain ways. Once you understand those concepts, you can find any scale, key, or chord that exists. Even invent your own. If you've tried to learn music theory before, or if you are just starting out - this series of courses is the perfect fit.
In Part 7: Harmonization we will cover:
Tools of Counterpoint
How Inversion Names Work
7th Chord Inversion Names
The Chordal 7th
Root Position V7 - I Resolutions in SATB Voicing
Inversions of V7 - I Resolutions in SATB Voicing
Exceptions to Voice Leading
Doubling Concerns in 7th Chords
Figured Bass and Roman Numerals
Studying with Bach
"Realizing" Figured Bass
The Pre-Dominant Phrasing Area
Moving from Root Position IV to V Without Parallels
Predominant 7th Chords
Finding the Right Chord Progression
Finding the Right Inversions
Melodies for Practice
Worksheets and Music for Practice
You will not have another opportunity to learn Music Theory in a more comprehensive way than this. All the tools you need to successfully learn Music Theory are included in this course and the entire course is based on real-life experiences - not just academic theory.
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