Harmony Recording Project
Harmony wasn’t always there, it was an upstart.
Music was thought to be ethereal
Major notes are happy
Minor notes are sad
After creating a melody we were asked to create a harmony to either go along with the same melody or create a new melody. I stuck with my melody and added a harmony to it.
I used a lot of notes that kind of shadow the original melody with quite a few chord progressions. Many notes come together to create polyphony. This may seem redundant but, there are a lot of harmonics.
Chord Progression- Static that moves, notes in a melody will collide, and a three note will be created
Harmonics- Hidden notes, every note has it’s own series of harmonics
Triad- Three major notes
Dissonance- Notes that don’t quite work but evoke feelings that were considered devilish
Passing Note-A note that has dissonance but is hidden with a passing note
Suspended Notes- A note that’s carried out and has dissonance
What I Learned and Problems I Solved
I learned that it is hard to make harmony that doesn’t over take the melody. It was also difficult to find the right sound for my harmony but eventually I figured it out.