(PRWEB) May 18, 2014
It is a common occurrence: somewhere in the world, someone is trying to write a song. They may have the words and the melody already in their head, but try as they might, they are caught in a frustrating rut of the same old chords. They may admire the work of other writers, and wonder how those composers came up with the satisfying harmony to support their melodies. The answer is simple. These good composers understood harmonic theory. Bruce Arnold's "Harmonic Analysis" will teach you the skills needed to understand western harmony.
Now Bruce Arnold has created a video course that will take a beginner through the simplest of blues progressions and show how it can be almost endlessly enriched. Both minor and major progressions are covered as well as Rhythm Changes (based on George Gershwin’s classic “I Got Rhythm”). Even advanced musicians will find something of value to learn here.
Like all of Arnold’s releases, there are no shortcuts, just solid information, logically organized for maximum understanding. And as usual, students have access to Arnold through his website, if they hit a snag. The course is big, with 48 videos and weighs in at 4 gigabytes, and comes complete with explanatory PDFs to ensure understanding of the concepts involved, and worksheets to engrain them.
Most importantly, this course explains the relationships of chords; how –and why! --they relate and resolve, and how to apply these structures to one’s own playing and writing. (After all, knowing lots of chords does not necessarily lead to solid composition.) It also digs deep into some of the more sophisticated topics, like tensions, substitutions, reharmonizations, delayed resolutions and resolution tendencies.
With serious study of Bruce Arnold's "Harmonic Analysis Course", the student will emerge a liberated musician, with the tools of harmony securely at the ready.