How to build the harmonic structure of a piece (part 6)


The bass motion

From the start of these lessons, we have stressed how the secret of obtaining a good chord progression is to use all the chord features with the right mix of balance and variety.

Naturally to do this is not simple especially if we do not know the things seen in the previous lessons.

Today we will speak about another very important feature of the chords and try to understant how to use it in the right way.

The most important thing to note is that this feature allows us to introduce a very fascinating topic:

The emotional impact of chords.

Moreover, the moment we are aware of this feature we can decide to use either certain chords or a chord progression in order to convey to the listener emotional impact.

However, this is not the only thing which you will learn in the lesson of today.

Through several examples on the piano, we will learn in detail the bass motion ( intending the general bass note which may be an electric bass or a double bass) in a way to obtain the best possible result.

In order to learn all of this, you only need to follow the videolesson!

Learning material of this lesson

5 videos 33 mins
1. The new features of the chords which we can vary 3m 24s
2. How to alternate ‘different type’ of chords 8m 25s
3. How to create different harmonic areas 9m 25s
4. The importance of the bass motion in the choice of harmony 7m 58s
5. Introduction of harmonic structure with the natural minor scale 4m 19s
... to continue this video lesson

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