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Harmonic Analysis - Internal Modulation

An Internal Modulation is when a change of tonal center has occurred.

PUBLISHED: Apr 6, 2012 UPDATED: Apr 6, 2012 • VIEWS: 5 • LESSON CODE: MLRMAe-6

Instruments: ukulele ANY music guitar Subjects: advancedintermediatetheoryprogressions

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Harmonic Analysis - Internal Modulation

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.

This lesson covers the Internal Modulation harmonic principle.

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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 ). This series of lessons are extracted from my book for use with individual private and on-line students. Each lesson directly corresponds the chapters in my book Harmonic Analysis for Scale Selection and Chord Substitution by Curt Sheller (me).

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Harmonic Analysis - Worksheet and Examples • Updated: Apr 6, 2012

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. This lesson contains a blank worksheet and several completed examples using standards from the jazz repertoire.

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