Reharmonization Techniquesby Randy Felts
Pub. Date: 12/06/2003
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Berklee Methods). When you reharmonize a tune, you give the melody new color by changing its underlying harmonies. Whether you direct a band or choir, play piano or guitar, or write film scores, you will find simple and innovative techniques to update songs and develop exciting new arrangements by studying the hundreds of copyrighted examples throughout this book. Reharmonization techniques covered include: simple substitution, diatonic approach, adding dominant and subdominant chords, harmonic displacement, modal interchange, and others. Includes examples and exercises on such tunes as: Black Orpheus
• Blue in Green
• The Girl from Ipanema
• Isn't It Romantic?
• Over the Rainbow
• Stella by Starlight
• and more.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||Simple Substitution||7|
|Chapter 2||Diatonic Approach||17|
|Chapter 3||Tritone Substitution, Extended Dominant Seventh Chords, and Extended II-V7 Patterns||28|
|Chapter 5||Modal Interchange||45|
|Chapter 6||Reharmonization Using Bass Lines||53|
|Chapter 7||Correction of Faulty Chord Symbols||65|
|Chapter 9||Extended Endings and Modulatory Interludes||86|
|Chapter 10||Basic Piano Voicing Techniques||95|
|Chapter 11||Line Cliches||105|
|Chapter 12||Diminished Seventh Chords||113|
|Chapter 13||Modal Reharmonization||123|
|Chapter 14||Hybrid Chord Voicings||146|
|Chapter 15||Constant Structure Patterns||155|
|Chapter 16||Combining Modal Patterns, Hybrid Chord Voicings, and Constant Structures||163|
|Index of Credits||187|
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Wheatear you are a musician, a band member or just doing music for fun, this is the book you seek when you are in doubt of the pieces of melody and basslines you¿ve just written. Imagine a book that comes with simple explanations when you are in doubt of the piece of music you just wrote down on paper. E.g. your melody doesn¿t sound right at certain point, well the book can tell easily what to do. Lets say substitute one note, or just sustain it with 4. The book may look like some Asian languages to you, but it simply is not. How can I be so sure? Well if you understand basic music notation and theory (else purchase Music Theory 101 from Berklee Press) then you¿ll having lots of fun with this book. Not even is it fun, your knowledge of music theory grows even beyond your expectations. Simply buy this book if you feel you¿re music can be reharmonized any time, to enhance it or simply try different things out. Its easy, its fast and its fun!
This book is a real help!!! I've been searching for a book to help me make my music sound more mature and complex, and this is it!!! It has great examples and is written in simple terms. It's really helpful if you have a strong theory background, though. A great book!!! Study this and listen to a lot of music, and your music will sound great.