Reharmonization Techniques

Reharmonization Techniques

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by Randy Felts
     
 

ISBN-10: 0634015850

ISBN-13: 9780634015854

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.

Overview

(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?
• Misty
• Over the Rainbow
• Stella by Starlight
• and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780634015854
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
12/06/2003
Series:
Music Reference Series: Music Theory
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
692,663
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Simple Substitution7
Chapter 2Diatonic Approach17
Chapter 3Tritone Substitution, Extended Dominant Seventh Chords, and Extended II-V7 Patterns28
Chapter 4Displacement37
Chapter 5Modal Interchange45
Chapter 6Reharmonization Using Bass Lines53
Chapter 7Correction of Faulty Chord Symbols65
Chapter 8Turnarounds73
Chapter 9Extended Endings and Modulatory Interludes86
Chapter 10Basic Piano Voicing Techniques95
Chapter 11Line Cliches105
Chapter 12Diminished Seventh Chords113
Chapter 13Modal Reharmonization123
Chapter 14Hybrid Chord Voicings146
Chapter 15Constant Structure Patterns155
Chapter 16Combining Modal Patterns, Hybrid Chord Voicings, and Constant Structures163
Reference Examples172
Glossary186
Index of Credits187

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Reharmonization Techniques 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.