Music is fascinating, isn’t it? Today I made the following progression to illustrate how dominant chords work. Any time you want to change keys you should play a new dominant seventh chord to state the fact that you are in the new key.
This example has every secondary dominant in the key of G Major. The closely related keys to G Major are: A Minor, B Minor, C Major, D Major, and E Minor. You just need to add the dominant chord of each of those keys prior to playing them. (I added F Major because I am a rebel.)
The re-harmonization project continues….. Here are two versions of my re-harmonization of the Beatles “Within You and Without You.” I really like the way it sounds at the 33 second mark. For those of you who don’t know, re-harmonizing a song involves adding different chords to an existing melody. In this case there weren’t any chords to begin with!
Here is the sheet music for all of you musicians out there:
Below are two examples of a musical idea I have had for a while. It is the melody to the previous song, with some harmonies of my own. You will no doubt notice the contrary motion of the lines of music.