How to Match Chords up with any Melody
“How to Match Chords up with Any Melody”, Chapter 3
What’s in this piano lesson? In this third chapter of the series, were jumping into some of the deep waters of music theory.
Specifically, We’ll be taking a detailed look at a powerful music device called the “Secondary Dominant”. Often misunderstood, the secondary dominant is able to interject instant musical enthusiasm between any two chords in almost any song!
Piano players who understand the secondary dominant always have this tool ready to pull out and use whenever the music needs a little instant spice.
In chapters one and two of this piano lesson series, we looked at techniques that will enable you to use simple harmonization to add chords to almost any melody.
In this third chapter of the lesson, we’re starting to head down the road of advanced harmonization concepts. These include the secondary dominant, the secondary seventh, the tri-tone substitution, higher chord extensions (including sevenths, ninths, elevenths and thirteenths), altered chords, half step movement… the list is endless!
Once you’ve gone through chapters one and two, dig into this third chapter of the piano lessons series “How to Match Chords up with Any Melody”.