Harmony

Discovery Orchestra Chat 22 – Pedal Point

Maestro Maull discusses the power of pedal point with the help of audio clips.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 16 – Chord Progression

Composers began to use chord progression during the Renaissance – one of the most common progressions is 1 4 1 5 1 – what exactly does that mean?

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 15 – Variation Form

In this Chat, Maestro Maull challenges you to think like a composer – by changing an original “sound” so that sound is still recognizable – variation form!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 13 – Change That Chord Again

Jazz musicians love to introduce new harmonies under the melodies they play. Guest artist Dan Crisci, jazz pianist, helps Maestro Maull illustrate in this Chat.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 4 – Did You Say Modal?

What exactly does modal refer to? Find out in this Discovery Orchestra Chat!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 2 – Change That Chord

Chords provide us with a way of enriching a melody – see how in this Discovery Orchestra Chat!  

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