REHARMONIZATION METHOD 3
Have you ever wondered how you could easily reharmonize a song with good sounding bassline chord progressions moving in stepwise or in chromatic movement without trial and error?
In this Reharmonization Method 3, I present to you a method whereby you can easily find chords to help you move your chords in a smooth bassline without thinking too hard on using ‘chord inversions’.
This method of Reharmonization is called the minor 3rd (m3) chord substitutions to 2-5 chord progressions.
This is another quick method to help us harmonize a song with contemporary sounding chords that are outside the key of C.
In Reharmonization Method 2: we learned the 2-5 Power Chord method. In applying this 2-5 method, we are able to reharmonize a song with good sounding chords without trial and error. 2-5 works great when we reharmonize a song with 2 different chords per bar.
Now, we want to make use of the 2-5-1 chord progression to find other contemporary chords substitutions.
Why use these extra contemporary chords?
- they are not diatonic chords so they give you unexpected sounds.
- they are chords that are found outside the key of the song, so these are adventurous chords.
- these new chord substitutions sound great in the harmony to give you more variety of sounds.
- these new chords will enable us to create a smooth bassline movement for your songs. This one is a winner!
Learn Reharm Method 3 – m3 Chord Trick
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