donderdag 9 oktober 2008

Circle of Fifths 1

How to Harmonise Chords

This was, and still is, the greatest mystery in music for me.

So, you have a tune, and you want to fit chords to it. How to proceed?

As with most things in life, you can get a certain way by guessing, but it helps to know what you're doing. And to know what you're doing, you need to understand the circle of fifths. Here it is, in all its symmetrical beauty.

Each chord leads to the following one, in an anticlockwise direction.

Try it. G7 makes you wish for C. C7 makes you wish for F. And so on. There is a progression here, each chord leads you to the next. More tomorrow......

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