Reharmonization example: Jesus Shall Reign

I am really enjoying working with students around the world in my music school. For those wondering why I have taken down that part of the web site, it is because I am retooling for next semester. We are making a number of changes and are about ready to announce them. I will have everything up by Thanksgiving for sure.

This is a lead sheet sent in by a student this week. I think it is exceptional.

Jesus Shall Reign

If you don’t see the video below, click here.

The harmony is a clever combination of long progressions around the circle of fifths and some secondary dominants. In two cases, he uses the beautiful ii/IV – V/IV – IV progression.