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Tonal Harmony Mastery

Create drive and drama in your composition

Compose your music with a large vocabulary of chords. Create awesome drives in your music, leading your audience to the climax of your musical work like it was the most satisfying moment of their lives.

Become a master of harmony by understanding all its basics, but also the general principles that led to the establishment of the different theoretical rules.

Acquire the harmonic knowledge and reflexes :

       -         to allow you to find the exact harmonic progression you are looking for;

       -         to lead you to fast, efficient and varied ways to harmonize your music.

What is awesome about mastering harmony is that not only will you be able to create drive to your music and have an extended harmonic vocabulary, but you will also be able to enhance the drama of your music.

How does it work?

What will you learn in Tonal Harmony Mastery?

This course includes about 17 sessions discussing different topics of harmony. For each sessions, you will have assignments to practice.

- Scales, intervals, chords, inversions

- Voice leading

- Figured bass

Session 1: Basics of music theory

- Major and minor modes

- Mixed mode

- Tonal structure

Session 2: Basics of tonal structure

- Nonharmonic tones

- Six-Four Chord

- Dominant seventh chords

Session 3: Harmonic vocabulary 1

-Diminished fifth

- Points of closure

- Harmonic drive

- Harmonic rhythm

Session 4: Harmonic direction

- Harmonization of a bass

- Different harmonic sequences

- Harmonic sequence in the language

- Voice leading in harmonic sequences

Session 5: Sequences

- Secondary dominant

- Neapolitan sixth

- Augmented fifth

Session 6: Harmonic vocabulary 2

- Augmented sixth

- Composing a good bass

- Relation between the bass and the soprano

- How to harmonize a melody

Session 7: Harmonization of a melody

- How to create expectations

- How to create tension

- How to create surprise

Session 8: Expectations

- Non dominant seventh

- Dominant ninth

- Diminished seventh

Session 9: Harmonic vocabulary 3

- Non dominant ninth

- Eleventh and tirteenth

- How to manage harmony in different textures

Session 10: Textures


- How to modulate to close tonalities