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Reharmonization Techniques

By Randy Felts

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Berklee Methods. Music Theory, Instruction. Softcover. 192 pages. Published by Berklee Press (HL.50449496).

Item Number: HL.50449496

ISBN 0634015850. 9x12 inches.

When you reharmonize a tune, you give the melody new color by changing its underlying harmonies. Whether you direct a band or choir, play piano or guitar, or write film scores, you will find simple and innovative techniques to update songs and develop exciting new arrangements by studying the hundreds of copyrighted examples throughout this book. Reharmonization techniques covered include: simple substitution, diatonic approach, adding dominant and subdominant chords, harmonic displacement, modal interchange, and others. Includes examples and exercises on such tunes as: Black Orpheus • Blue in Green • The Girl from Ipanema • Isn't It Romantic? • Misty • Over the Rainbow • Stella by Starlight • and more.

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