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Harmonic Analysis for Scale and Chord Selection

Harmonic Analysis is the process used to determine the harmonic function of chords.

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.

PUBLISHED: Feb 26, 2014 • UPDATED: Aug 16, 2018 • SERIES CODE: MLRMAe • VISITS: 17

17 Lessons in the “Harmonic Analysis for Scale and Chord Selection” Series

Harmonic Analysis - Introduction • Updated: Apr 9, 2012

Introduction to the process used to determine the harmonic function of chords.

Harmonic Analysis - Basic Concepts • Updated: Apr 6, 2012

The basic concepts for starting to lear how to analyze the harmonic structure of a chord progresson or songs.

Harmonic Analysis - The Six harmonic Principles • Updated: Jan 29, 2020

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

Harmonic Analysis - Full Diatonic • Updated: Apr 6, 2012

A Full Diatonic chord is defined as a chord that has its root and species (chord type) in its harmonized chord chart.

Harmonic Analysis - Partial Diatonic • Updated: Apr 6, 2012

A Partial Diatonic chord is defined as a chord that has its root in the harmonized chord chart but its species is NOT in harmoni

Harmonic Analysis - Internal Modulation • Updated: Apr 6, 2012

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

Harmonic Analysis - Unresolved • Updated: Mar 24, 2013

The Unresolved harmonic principle is when a chord is in the harmonized chord chart but does not resolve to its I chord.

Harmonic Analysis - Chromatic • Updated: Apr 6, 2012

Chords ascending or descending by Chromatic half steps between roots.

Harmonic Analysis - Cycles • Updated: Apr 6, 2012

A Cycle is when there is an equal distance between roots (at least 3 chords) and the same species for each chord, ascending or d

Harmonic Analysis - Scale Selection • Updated: Apr 6, 2012

Vertical and Horizontal scale selection.

Harmonic Analysis - Chord Substitution Principles • Updated: Mar 23, 2012

A substitution is when a chord replaces or is used in addition to an existing chord.

Harmonic Analysis - Common Chord Progressions • Updated: Apr 6, 2012

There is a lot more in common thany you might think.

Harmonic Analysis - Common Harmonic Sequences • Updated: Apr 6, 2012

Harmonic sequences that show up a lot.

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

"Yes, Virgina there are 15 major and their relative minor keys."

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

Triads and 4-parts chords for ALL traditional scale modes.

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

A blank worksheet and examples for notating your harmonic anlaysis.

Harmonic Analysis - Conclusion • Updated: Apr 8, 2013

Harmonic Analysis is for Scale Selection and Chord Substitution.

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