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Harmony Recording Project

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November 30, 2016 by jaredsweggg

Summary

I made the Lesson Harmony in the key of C obviously and in GarageBand, it was pretty easy I just jammed on the piano until I felt like I a song and cut out the bad parts.  The song I chose for One Of My Favorite Harmonies was Message In A Bottle by The Police.

Lesson Harmony

I originally had one track with both parts in them so that it would be easier to time and then I copy and pasted the track, deleted the solo from one and deleted the chords from another so it was easier to see.

One of My Favorite Harmonies

 

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There’s three different guitars going at the same time, one is plucking a chord and the other two are playing a couple notes of the chord that guitar one is playing and it harmonizes really well together.

Harmony Terms

  • Harmony – Two or more sounds that come together to sound nice
  • Drone – One note “droning” on
  • Harmonics – A note added to the original note by playing it differently
  • Triad – Chord made of three notes
  • Polyphony – “Many voices” simultaneously playing notes to harmonize
  • Progression – I ii iii IV V vi vii
  • Tonic – 1st
  • Dominant – 5th
  • Passimezzo Antico – Tonic – Dominant – Tonic (minor)
  • Passimezzo Moderno -Tonic – Dominant – Tonic (major)
  • Dischord – Deliberate collision of notes
  • Dissonance – Deliberate collision of notes
  • Passing Notes – Notes that don’t belong to a chord but are played while moving from one note to the next
  • Suspended Notes – Letting a note linger over a chord it doesn’t belong to
  • 7th Chords – 7 steps up the musical scale added to the
  • Diminished Chords – Making a chord smaller by moving a note towards the other notes on the scale
  • Augmented Chords – Making a chord bigger by moving a note away from the other notes on the scale

What I Learned and Problems I Solved

I used the notation editor a lot more than I ever have before and it made making these songs a little bit easier by just jamming and then moving them across instruments.  I used GarageBand and Hooktheory to make the song and find the key of Message In A Bottle.


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