• Note Relationships: Melody and Harmony

    melody and harmony

    In this lesson, we explore the role of notes in melody and harmony, direction, motion, intervals, and chords.

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    How to play pretty ballads with just two chords

    Today’s post will be fun because I’m going to show some of my newbies how to play something you hear all the time.

    From Mariah Carey to Fred Hammond and Andre Crouch, every artist has had their share of the slow “ballad” — and more specifically, the type that simple moves down the scale, note for note.

    Here are some samples just so you know what I’m talking about…

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