How to Write Harmonies for Guitar / Piano / Vocals [MUSIC THEORY + SONGWRITING LESSON]
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Writing harmonies can be HARD! Hopefully this video makes it easy. It’s still just a launching pad, but it’s pretty thorough. One quick thing I forgot to mention- You can get away with really weird/bad harmonies if they are on “weak beats”, like in between the quarter notes or right before a downbeat. However, strong beats nearly REQUIRE a good solid harmony that matches the underlying chord.
If you were confused by anything in this video, you should check out these videos:
Interval Training Course:
Chords of Major:
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00:59 Harmonized Thirds
07:20 Fourths and Fifths
08:27 Parallel vs Contrary Motion
10:41 Why Parallel Fifths are Weird
12:24 Writing a Vocal Harmony
17:23 Final Thoughts