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Questions tagged [harmony]

For questions about the "vertical" aspects of music and how to build and study them.

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How is solfège approached when there is harmony in the background?

Instead of trying to memorize every interval out of context, a more useful ear training goal is the "memorization" of each scale degree in relation to the tonic (Movable-do solfege). Each degree will ...
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Do we hear bass/baritone solo melody lines as being implicitly “on top of” the accompaniment, for harmonic purposes

I admit that the title of the question sounds a little strange, but I wanted to posit a more general question based on a specific song I was looked at. I was looking at this arrangement of Chega de ...
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What are some of the underlying harmonies/scales behind this type of songs?

Recently, I came across an album by a guitarist that sounded quite "exotic" and wanted to know more about the theory behind the sounds. Some interesting phrases: 2:00,...
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Should the dominant seventh sonority on the subdominant degree in minor get special attention?

In minor - with the raised ^6 and ^7 degrees - we can get a progression like... F7 G7 | Cm IV65 V65 | i or maybe this... F7 G7 | Cm IV7 V42 | i6 or... F7 bo | Cm IV7 viio | i My view ...
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Harmony on measure 21/22 of Chopin's Fantaisie-Impromptu

On measure 21, Chopin uses a B major-minor chord followed by a D# minor chord. One might think we're in E major and that he's just borrowing the D# minor, but on measure 19, it seems Chopin has ...
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Question about the musical technicalities of some songs of the band Colour Haze

I'm a layman about music theory, I barely know how to read a sheet properly. Despite of it, I know that most of the songs always have lots of technical constructions concerning the song itself, even ...
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Leading tone for strings harmony

how to write a seventh leading tone chord for 4 part harmony for strings?. Thank you
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After key change from minor to major, why does the vi chord sound so bad?

After playing the progression: Dm9 Gmadd6(add9) FM7(13) C9 Gmadd6 FM7(13) Going back to the Dm9 right after this sounds pretty bad. I assume because the C9 implying key change from minor to ...
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How to go about writing a second countersubject?

I have written a subject and countersubject. Here is how I went about writing the countersubject: 1st iteration: Restricted to D, G, and A(answer is is D major), all quarter notes 2nd iteration: A ...
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Theory and Compositional Analysis

I know this is going to sound so lame, but I need your help!! I am taking a music course as an elective for school and I am so not a musically inclined person!!! I do the work, I got to class, but I ...