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Reharmonization Techniques !NEW!


Reharmonization techniques are often required for solo jazz guitar arrangements to create interest, interpretation and originality. That is not to say that every tune should have 20 chords in the first measure.




Reharmonization Techniques



But if a tune only has 3 chords, there is nothing wrong with adding some harmonic twists. This article contains 3 reharmonization technique examples used in a solo jazz guitar situation. Each example contains a before and after sample.


An effective reharmonization technique to experiment with is changing the tonality of a tune. This technique works best on melodies that do not contain thirds because the original theme can be kept as it is.


The entire theme now has a much darker feel it than it did with major chords. Try and find some other traditional or folk melodies that do not contain thirds in the melody and apply the changing tonality reharmonization technique to them.


Reharmonization is a large and complex topic. But there are nevertheless rules, techniques and ideas which you can employ to create a smooth and jazzy sounding reharmonization of an existing song. In this module, I will be covering these rules and discuss some other reharmonization ideas and technique you can employ to make a song sound 'jazzy'. In the next module we will move on to Modern Jazz Theory.


Functional, extended, and bass line reharmonization. Incomplete chord structures and reharmonization of diminished chords. Application of the above techniques for writing turnarounds, introductions, interludes, modulations, and extended endings. Corrections of faulty lead sheets.


Take your musical vocabulary and skill set to a whole new level for writing, arranging, and performing music of any genre by learning reharmonization and providing musical interest and variety to standard repertoire.


When you reharmonize a tune, you give the melody new color by changing its underlying harmonics. Whether you write film scores, direct a band or choir, or play solo piano or guitar, you will find simple and innovative techniques to update songs and develop exciting new arrangements.


At mDecks Music we have created a series of master classes in tonal harmony and reharmonization techniques using Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro 6 that will guide you through the vast landscape of Tonal Harmony and harmonic concepts. We hope you find it useful.


If the embellishments do not sound good, experiment with different inversions, also in the neighboring chords. If there is a clash with a nearby melody note, consider even altering the melody note (like Mark Levine suggests in his chapter on reharmonization). 041b061a72


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