Using the traditional harmonic system makes us feel comfortable. We remember these chords, the progressions, the cadences are familiar. We like what we know. Knowing and using historically proved good sounding chords will make your work understandable for your audience. It’s a language we all share, because we share the same musical history. The study… Continue reading WHY HARMONY IS SIMPLE

Developing and teaching your harmonic language

Harmonic language (2019: Summary of studying a week with Stephen Melillo) Invent your own harmonic language. Books on harmony and harmonic progression teach what we have liked until now. These theories are summaries of all the work we composed and heard until today. They do not prescribe the future. These schemes work, but beware that… Continue reading Developing and teaching your harmonic language