Harmonic Analysis for Scale Selection and Chord Substitution

Harmonic Analysis is the understanding of the functional sequence of chords.

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Harmonic Analysis for Scale Selection and Chord Substitution

Product Code: RMA1
Author(s): Curt Sheller
Publisher(s): Curt Sheller Publications
Published: 2003-01-02
ISBN-10: 0-9714044-2-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-9714044-2-7
Access Level: 3
CSP: 336086/C1E3613C
Size: 8.5 x 11
Pages: 88
eCommerce: 336086/C1E3613C

Harmonic Analysis is the understanding of the functional sequence of chords. It is the process used to analyze the harmonic structure of a progression, song or composition. This analysis is then used to make scale selections for improvisation and chord substitution.

If you ask, "When I'm playing a solo over a jazz song, how do I know which notes work at any point in the song?" then you may want to have a look at this book ( Harmonic Anaylsis for Scale Selection and Chord Substitution)

IYou can glean this information from many sources, but this is a pithy, direct approach to the heart of the answer you're looking for. I would also suggest, for a broad, comprehensive, and beautifully written 'Bible' on understanding jazz, Mark Levine's "The Jazz Theory Book."

James K. Kroger, Ph.D. Department of Psychology, New Mexico State University

Applying harmonic analysis principles with harmonized scale charts for scale selection and chord substitution.

Harmonic Analysis is the understanding of the functional sequence of chords. It is the process used to analyze the harmonic structure of a progression, song or composition. This analysis is then used to make scale selections for improvisation and chord substitution.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents: Harmonic Analysis for Scale Selection and Chord Substitution

  • Introduction
  • Basic Concept
    • The Harmonized Chord Scale
    • Root Movement Analysis
  • The Six Harmonic Principles (Overview)
  • Full Diatonic
    • Determining Tonality
  • Partial Diatonic
    • Secondary Dominants
      • VI7 - V of II
      • VII7 - V of III
      • I7 - V of IV
      • II7 - V of V
      • III7 - V of VI
      • Chained Secondary Dominant Cycles
      • Diminished Chords?
  • Internal Modulation
    • Determining a Modulation
    • Pivot or Double Function Chords
    • Common Modulations
  • Unresolved
  • Chromatic
  • Cycle
  • Common Chord Functions and Progressions
    • Common Major Keys
    • Common Chord Progressions
    • Chord's Harmonic Function
  • Common Harmonic Sequences
    • Im ImL7 Im7 Im6
    • Im7 Im7+5 Im6
    • Picardy Third
    • Chromatic Sevenths
    • Confirmation Sequence
  • Scale Selection
    • Vertical Scale Choices
    • Horizontal Scale Choices
      • Full Diatonic Chords
      • Partial Diatonic
      • Internal Modulation
      • Unresolved
      • Cycle
      • Chromatic
    • The Lydian Scale Uses vs Ionian Scale
  • Chord & Scale Substitution Principles
    • Direct Substitutions
      • Replacement
      • Expansion
    • Substitution Characteristics
      • Superimposed
      • Non Superimposable
      • Note Substitution
    • Inversions
    • Linking
    • Re-harmonizations
    • Diatonic Substitutions
      • Passive
      • Active
    • The Minor Third Substitution Principle
      • bVII7
      • bII7
      • III7
  • Worksheet Examples
  • Harmonized Chord Charts
    • Major Key
    • Minor Key
    • Harmonic Minor
    • Tonic Minor
    • Ionian
    • Dorian
    • Phrygian
    • Lydian
    • Mixolydian
    • Aeolian
    • Locrian
    • Blues Major
    • Blues Minor
    • Pentatonic
  • Summary
  • Index

Errata

Errata: Harmonic Analysis for Scale Selection and Chord Substitution

  • 6/2/2006 - Updated ISBN number to new ISBN-13 number.
  • 10/24/2004 - 20041024.1.1 - Fixed a few typos.
  • 4/1/2004 - New color cover.
  • 1/25/2004 - Several changes made and additional common progressions added. Version 200401252230
  • 1/19/2004 - Page 78 Aeolian chord chart D Aeolian row wrong. All future versions of the book will reflect this change. Version 200401201100

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Harmonic Analysis ( HA ) is the process used to determine the harmonic function of chords within a chord progression. A chord progression is defined as a sequence of chords, each chord has a root and has a particular chord type. The relationship of a chord's root to a scale determines its function within that scale's tonality. Once a chord's function is identified, scale selections along with chord and scale substitutions can be made. This process is called Root Movement Analysis ( RMA ).

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Harmonic Analysis is the process used to determine the harmonic function of chords within a chord progression or song. A chord progression is defined as a sequence of chords, each chord has a root and is a particular chord type. The relationship of a chord's to a scale determines its function within that scale's tonality.

This series of lessons are extracted from my book for use with individual private and on-line students-members.

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Learning the similarities between chord progressions and songs helps you remember a lot of songs. There's a lot more in common between songs than one might think.

This series of lessons explores common chord progressions.

Remembering songs is lot like remembering the directions for a road trip. There are the turn-by-turn directions, road maps, signs and landmarks. Turn here, turn there, remember this and remember that landmark. With a songs it's the chords, the harmonic cells and form of the song.

With a few music tools and an understanding of the principles of how chords and chords progressions work. You can start unraveling what's going on in a song. There's a lot more in common between songs than you might think. Each song has it's own direction, signs and landmarks.

Understanding Intervals

An interval is the distance between two notes. An interval has a name and a type. Intervals can be played one note (melodic) or two notes (harmonic) at a time, ascending or descending.

Simple and Compound Intervals are taken from a major scale.

Chromatic Intervals are NOT taken from a major scale. They are derived from the diatonic intervals.

This series is all about understanding intervals.

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