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|Posté le: Jeu 26 Oct - 14:16 (2017) Sujet du message: Problem when creating harmonies
|The interesting thing about harmonies - 3rds, minor 3rds, 4ths etc - is how they don't follow the exact pattern. I expected the melody lines to be exactly the same (ie: same fretboard pattern) just played in a higher/lower position. It was quite mind blowing to see that they include different intervals.
I also find it very confusing in working out my own harmonies.
Let's say I want to harmonise a melody in 4ths and the key is C. I have my initial melody and I now want to harmonise it in 4ths. As I understand it I now have to move up/down in 4ths, as per the C major scale, and play the corresponding notes.
But what I find hard is I have to keep in mind the note I'm wanting to harmonise (eg: G) but also the parent scale (C). I can't do this mentally or whilst playing my guitar. The only way I am able to work out harmonies is to write out the notes of the scale, locate the current note in the melody on the scale I've just written out, and then - literally - count backwards/forwards. As my example is in 4ths, this means counting up/down 3 notes.
Is this normal? Does it get any easier? Is there a better way to go about it?
I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.
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