A few years ago, I posted this video that discusses how to reharmonize “Silent Night.” If you have not seen it, you might enjoy it. I was watching it and noticed that I would still do these things today. I do not know if that means I have not learned anything in 3 years or not!
On my next recording, I am including several newer songs, some of which are written by friends of mine. Two of them, Christ Anderson and Greg Habegger, collaborated on “I Run To Christ.” From a musical standpoint, there is a lot to like about this hymn. The most obvious thing is its natural shape, or […]
I often talk about how one of the highest goals of your music should be beauty. On the other hand, I spend a lot of time talking about harmony that is in itself, very dissonant. If this seems a bit inconsistent to you, I can understand. Today, I want to talk about dissonance and why […]
I was planning to go on to something else this week. However, during the past week, I have heard from several people asking me about the chord chart that I provided last week. Some questioned whether you can really use all of those chords when you have a C as the melody note. Below I […]
I hear from a lot of readers who ask me to cover particular things in these lessons. One of the most popular requests is how to do chord substitutions. I always explain that I am getting there but have not really built a foundation in these lessons to tackle that subject yet. I plan on […]