Let's look at the A theme in Beethoven's first symphony. https://youtu.be/fMTXsD5-e9I We've already talked about his incredible opening, and how he used a secondary dominant in the subdominant region, breaking with all of the norms. https://youtu.be/09Kx9rGpJDM Harmony of Beethoven. Beethoven’s Killer Opening in Symphony No.1 in C Major Tonal harmony & harmony functions The A theme... Continue Reading →
How did Beethoven write the opening for this first symphony in C major? Learn Beethoven's harmony and how tonality works.
Here's a step by step tutorial on how to create a chart in Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro 8 on an iPad Pro using "Alone Together". We go chord by chord showing the features in the app and at the same time explain jazz harmony and how to view jazz chords as harmonic functions. https://youtu.be/WVPyQhVl6bM You... Continue Reading →
If you want to adapt popular music to jazz, the best approach is to think of the harmonic functions (rather than just the chords) and then use techniques of tonal harmony. In the following video we show how to turn a very basic piano version of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" into a jazz... Continue Reading →
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What's new in version 7.8.8 (soon to be available)The new version 7.8.8 (already waiting for review on the App Store) will offer four AMAZING ADD-ONS:1000+ Jazz Standard ProgressionsBird Bebop ProgressionsUpper StructuresTarget NotesNow you can import progressions with hand-made full analyses created specifically for Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro. There are two add-ons with progressions: The 1000+ Jazz Standards... Continue Reading →