A Guide for Complementing Melodies on the Keyboard
The topic of applying harmony to melodies can be intimidating to the beginning keyboard player, but it doesn't have to be! Pianist, composer/arranger, educator, and author Mark Harrison takes you through all the necessary steps for building harmonies to accompany any melody, whether they come from hit tunes or your own original material. Topics covered include: basic harmonization with triads • harmonization with 7th chords • working with major, minor, and modal tonalities • expanding and enhancing arrangements • and more. All of these concepts are demonstrated with over 90 accompanying audio tracks, featuring solo piano, full band, and melody with drums, that span a wide variety of styles!
Audio is accessed online using the unique code inside the book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.