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Can a monophonic melody have harmony?

The simple answer is "sure." The longer answer is "it doesn't have to." For background, simply by using the words "monophonic," "melody," and "harmony,&...
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Can a monophonic melody have harmony?

First, let's clear up the terminology. 'Monophonic' means a single melodic line, by definition NOT harmonized. A melody consisting of just one pitch would be 'Monotonic'. One answer (now deleted) ...
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Can anyone give me examples of early uses of the dominant seventh chord?

A few years ago I stumbled on a surprising (to me, at least) example in Wilbye's "Draw on Sweet Night", which if I recall is also unprepared. It was published in 1598, so not a lot earlier ...
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Alternative to passing chord harmonization in closed position

I’m going on the assumption that Eb is your tonic chord and you are using 3 flats in the key signature. If not, please specify what the key is. I would think of “rules” more as guidelines. Assign ...
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Can anyone give me examples of early uses of the dominant seventh chord?

I don't know if you want to count example like the one below. It has a "dominant" seventh chord, but it is broken up rhythmically. Found in Dufay and His Contemporaries, which the cover page ...
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Can a monophonic melody have harmony?

Some melodies can imply harmony. The most obvious way it can happen is when a line uses a lot of broken chords or arpeggios. Another way to think about it is through the concept of tendency tones, ...
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Can a monophonic melody have harmony?

Harmonization is the process of adding chords to the melody. In principal, you are allowed play any chords with any melody, and often there are many different possibilities which sound good in many ...
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Can a monophonic melody have harmony?

Utilizing echo/reverb one might easily overlay any monophonic melody with it's own previous self. Check out Phil Keggy ebow youtube video for examples
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Alternative to passing chord harmonization in closed position

I suggest dropping T3 to G and T4 to F, then continuing down chromatically. To my ear, the change in the weight of the chord toward the lower end reinforces the descending line, making it feel like it ...
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Can chords found in parallel modes of the relative minor of a key (or relative major when in a minor key) be considered borrowed chords?

I gave the song a listen, and I did not hear the progression OP named, but I did hear a guitar solo with the chords (4:11 below) C-F-G-A, C-F-G-A where the phrasing ...
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