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Chromatic Harmony: Advanced Chord Progressions ebook

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Chromatic harmony is how you can spice up your music. Add more flava, color, interest through key changes, chord borrowings, and more!

 

Chromatic Harmony: Add Some Flava to Your Music

Chromatic harmony is how you can take your music to the next level.

If you are a music creator (producer, artist, composer, songwriter), and you already know how to craft melodies and build chord progressions in a key, but you want to add more flava, color, interest, just something more to your harmonies, then chromatic harmony is the next skill for you to explore.

Don’t Know Why Uses Chromatic Harmony

What is Chromatic Harmony?

Chromatic harmony refers to chords that come from outside the key a passage of music is in. These come in different varieties: modal mixture, borrowed chords, secondary chords, pivot chords, and many more. Maybe you’ve even heard these terms and want to know what they mean.

Changing keys also falls under the umbrella of chromatic harmony, and there’s more than one

You’ll Take Your Music to the Next Level

In the Chromatic Harmony: Advanced Chord Progressions ebook, you’ll not only learn advanced music theory concepts, you’ll also learn the emotional impact these concepts have on your listeners.

For instance:

What is the Difference in Emotional Impact Between a Common-Tone Modulation and a Pivot Chord Modulation?

To summarize that video, pivot chord modulations tend to be subtler, smoother ways to change keys, whereas common-tone modulations are dramatic and abrupt. They’re meant to signal a clear break in the music.

Often, they occur where a new section of the music is about to begin like a bridge or a B section.

Chromatic Harmony Can Be Confusing to Learn Without Context

That’s why I’ve put it all together for you in this ebook.

You’ll be able to compare four different ways of changing keys and explore the different effects of each, so you can pick the best one for your music.

You’ll see how making some chords stronger (tonicization) can give your music a sense of forward momentum.

You’ll have prompts to explore each concept in practice.

Chromatic Harmony: The First of the Music Creator’s Toolbox

Officially, this is the first book available in the Music Creator’s Toolbox, a series of ebooks and courses I’m putting out to cover all of the skills music producers, songwriters, composers, and artists could possibly need. And I’m right here to help along the way as well.

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Chromatic Harmony: Advanced Chord Progressions officially comes out soon, but you can preorder with a discount and get it automatically when it comes out!

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Chromatic Harmony is for You If You:

  • Are a music lover who knows how to build chords and create basic chord progressions (Tonic, Pre-Dominant, Dominant, Tonic). If not, catch up with Chord Progressions: Cadences to Key Changes
  • Can read sheet music or piano rolls easily
  • Are an explorer. You’re up for a challenge, especially if it means you can connect with more people musically!

What’s Inside?

Below is the table of contents:

Introduction

What, Exactly, is Chromaticism?

The Circle of Fifths

Roman Numeral and Figured Bass Review 

Secondary Chords

Secondary Functions and Tonicization      

Tonicization Versus Modulation     

Secondary Dominant Chords               

Secondary Dominants in F Major and F Minor    

Contextual Examples  

How to Create Secondary Dominant Chords        

Strong Secondary Dominant Chords         

Leading into Secondary Dominant Chords             

Practice Creating Secondary Dominant Chords                

Secondary Leading Tone Chords      

Secondary Leading Tone Chords in E Major and E Minor          

Contextual Examples  

How to Create Secondary Leading Tone Chords               

Practice Creating Secondary Leading Tone Chords        

Modulation I         

Modulation Versus Tonicization    

Diatonic and Chromatic Modulation           

Closely Related Keys              

Diatonic Pivot Chord (Common-Chord) Modulation    

Analysis and Notation            

Diatonic Pivot Chord Modlation in Context        

How to Create a Diatonic Pivot Chord Modulation          

Practice Creating Diatonic Pivot Chord Modulations     

Common-Tone Modulation  

Analysis and Notation            

Common-Tone Modulation in Context     

How to Create Common-Tone Modulations          

Practice Creating Common-Tone Modulation     

Modal Mixture    

Chords Formed from 6           

vii°7     

ii(Ø7)   

iv            

Chords Formed from  3          

i               

IV       

iv7         

Chords Formed from 7           

III        

VII      

Picardy Third     

Modulation II       

Chromatic Pivot-Chord Modulation            

Analysis and Notation

Chromatic Pivot-Chord Modulation in Context

How to Create Chromatic Pivot-Chord Modulations

Practice Creating Chromatic Pivot-Chord Modulations

Chromatic Common-Tone Modulation     

Analysis and Notation

Chromatic Common-Tone Modulation in Context

How to Create Chromatic Common-Tone Modulations

Practice Creating Chromatic Pivot-Chord Modulations

Other Important Chromatic Chords          

The Neapolitan Chord               

Analysis and Notation

The Neapolitan in Context

How to Use a Neapolitan Chord

Practice Using Neapolitan Chords

The Augmented 6th Chord    

Where do Augmented Chords Come From?

Italian 

German            

French               

Enharmonic Spelling and Modulation       

Enharmonic Reinterpretation

Enharmonic Modulations Using the Dominant 7th

Enharmonic Modulation Using the Diminished 7th

Other Common Enharmonic Examples

Where to Go from Here           

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the prerequisites?

To get the most out of this book, you should be able to comfortably build chords and create basic chord progressions (Tonic, Pre-Dominant, Dominant, Tonic). If not, you can start with How to Build Chords and Chord Progressions

What if I get stuck?

First of all, pat yourself on the back for trying to learn chromatic harmony. It’s not easy!

But I’m here for you. I’m always happy to help. Send me an email any time at [email protected] and check out my Tiktok where I answer a ton of questions that may be what you’re struggling with!

Is there a refund policy?

Yes, there is!

My goal as a music educator is to help you learn. If for some reason Chromatic Harmony doesn’t live up to expectations, send me an email at [email protected] within 30 days of purchase for a refund.

What if I’m not sure if this book is a good fit for me?

If you’re not sure if you’re ready for Chromatic Harmony, email me at [email protected] and tell me about your musical background. I can let you know if it’s a good fit and share other resources if it’s not!

Product Type

eBook

Skill Level

Advanced

Topic

Music Theory and Analysis

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