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This video details the basic rules governing many of the harmonic changes that occur in classical music. It can act as a guide to understanding harmony in this context and a broader introduction to the basic fundamentals of functional harmony.
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01:02 Chord Bank
04:57 Available Chords in the Exam
06:44 Chord I
08:29 Chord ii
09:12 Chord iii
10:03 Chord IV
10:38 Chord V
11:34 Chord vi
12:25 Chord Progression Rules
13:14 Chord V7
16:08 Chord Moves to Avoid
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Every aspect of writing a Minor Harmony (Q5) in the Irish Leaving Cert exam from preparation to the actual solution.
0:08 Chord bank and Rough Work
1:20 Writing Excellent Chord Progressions
2:27 Writing Excellent Basslines
4:05 Listen to the solution!
This is a harmony solution to Q5 of the 2017 Leaving Cert Music composing paper.
In the video I break down how to tackle the question and detail the decisions that go into making good harmonisations, chord progressions and bass lines.
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A Key Stage 3 book designed for pupils who find music theory difficult to understand and remember. The content is differentiated at three levels to cater for differing abilities and experience, and a corresponding teacher's resource pack is also available.