The ability to import iReal Pro songs into Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro is a long-awaited feature. Let's be honest, while iReal Pro is pretty much a standard in the world of backing track apps, Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro backing tracks are far superior in musicality and sound quality. Practicing with an accompaniment that is musical... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
When you purchase The Jazz Standards Progressions Book in PDF, the download includes a bonus XML file You can import into Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro. If you are in iOS (iPad or iPhone) you can import this Xml file into Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro. Here are the steps to take in order to do that.
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 →
For some reason some songs in your iTunes library are DRM protected. If you enable the Kind column on your iTunes Library you see the file type for every song. In the example above Nimbus 2000 is a Protected AAC audio file. There's a way to import DRM protected and Apple Music songs into Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro.... Continue Reading →