How to build the harmonic structure of a piece (part 10)


Music Architecture

What has music got to do with architecture?

Is it possible to compare the harmonic structure of a music piece to a building?

The answer is yes!

Music is in fact like a house, a building of variable dimensions.

The criteria of building a music piece is very similar to architectural criteria, for example the building of a skyscraper.

So why this premise?

Because in the lessons of today we will learn the general criteria which allow to build chord progressions of different lengths.

Today we will not go into every detail as we did in the preceding lessons, speaking of key, inversions and alternation of features.

Today on the other hand, we will look at the techniques which can be used to build the harmonic structure.

We will analyse 2 borderline cases and put them immediately into practice. Naturally this will be done through several examples on the piano, in major and minor key.

You have acquired a familiarity in creating the harmony of a music piece.

Learning material of this lesson

6 videos 28 mins
1. 1st case: we use very small ‘bricks’ to build chord progressions 4m 23s
2. A secret to make progressions more effective in this way ….. 5m 34s
3. …with inversions which may modify them further 3m 21s
4. We try to use ‘bricks’ which are a little bigger 5m 56s
5. 2nd case: one big ‘brick’ to form the harmonic structure 7m 22s
6. How do we build the harmony if the music piece is divided into several parts? 1m 36s
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