Teacher_Harmony

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Definition: two or more pitches sounding simultaneously.

 

Harmony can be:

  • Used to build a chord progression
  • A result of two simultaneous melodies (melody and counter melody)

 

Discussion points:

  • Whereas melody moves horizontally, harmony is the vertical component (stacked notes)
  • Choices in harmony may require changes to your melody and vice-versa

 

Example:

                                                  Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings
 

Activity:

  • Write two melodies and play them back simultaneously
  • Use one of the generators below (such as Chord Chord) to create a chord progression to convey a mood/character/emotion

 

Resources:

 

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