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Harmonic Analysis - The Six Harmonic Principles - Overview

Full Diatonic, Partial Diatonic, Internal Modulation, Unresolved, Chromatic, Cycle Harminic Principles.

PUBLISHED: Apr 6, 2012 UPDATED: Jan 14, 2021VIEWS: 19 • LESSON CODE: MLRMAe-3

Instruments: ANY ukulele guitar bass banjo mandolin harmonica drums Subjects: advancedprogressionstheoryintermediate

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Harmonic Analysis - The Six Harmonic Principles - Overview

This lessons cover the "Six Harmonic Principles" that are used to do a Harmonic Anlyasis - the understanding of the functional sequence of chords.

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The Six Harmonic Principles

Here is an overview of the six harmonic principles outlined in this book.

Full Diatonic

A Full Diatonic (FD) chord is defined as a chord that has its root and species (chord type) in its harmonized chord chart. (Harmonized chord charts are located starting on page 65)

Partial Diatonic

A Partial Diatonic (PD) chord is defined as a chord that has its root in chord chart but its species is NOT in its harmonized chord chart.

Internal Modulation

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

Unresolved

Unresolved (UR) is when a chord is in its harmonized chord chart but does not resolve to the I chord.

Chromatic

Chords ascending or descending by Chromatic(CH) half steps between roots. The root and species are NOT in the harmonized chord chart.

Cycle

A Cycle (Cyl) is when there is an equal distance between chord roots and same species for each chord, ascending or descending. A minimum of three chords is required for a cycle.

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Harmonic Analysis Lesson Series • Updated: Jan 6, 2020

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).

Key Signatures and the Circle of Fifths and Fourths • Updated: Mar 2, 2021

There is a load of information in traditional "Key Signatures." Unlocking the principles in this circle leads to a better understanding of music and how things work. A key signature is a series of sharp or flat symbols placed on the staff, designating the notes that are to be consistently played higher or lower than the equivalent natural notes.

Harmonic Analysis - Full Diatonic • 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 covers the Full Diatonic harmonic principle.

Harmonic Analysis - Major and Minor Harmonized Chord Charts • Updated: Apr 6, 2012

Major and Minor Harmonized Chord Charts are used for while doing a Harmonic Analysis (HA). Shows triads and 4-part chords for ALL 15 major and minor keys. "Yes, Virginia there are 15 keys."

Harmonic Analysis - Modes Harmonized Chord Charts • Updated: Apr 6, 2012

The triads and 4-part chords for ALL 15 major and minor keys.

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Harmonic Analysis for Scale Selection and Chord Substitution
Updated: Nov 20, 2020

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.

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