Investigating Harmony: Part II – Identifying chord/scale relationships

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July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Curtis Gallery

Join a laid-back, fun, and highly educational discussion about music with local musician Michael-Louis Smith. The workshop will be accessible to musicians and non musicians and will cover elements of harmony from its finite parts to exploring chord progressions in familiar songs, and finally discussing the relationship between Harmony and Melody.

In part two of our discussion “Investigating Harmony” attendees will first learn how to construct a major scale. Then the group will learn about different modes derived from the major scale and identify the corresponding harmonic structures found within each of the modes. Then finally, use this knowledge to identify harmonic progressions (chord progressions) in some familiar songs. Music Theory Worksheets: Sheet Music can be found HERE.

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Michael-Louis Smith is a jazz guitarist, composer, recording artist and educator. He received a Masters in Jazz Studies from the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College. Originally from Saratoga, NY, he now lives in New Canaan and performs regularly at clubs in New York and at festivals throughout the region. 

Series

7/17 – Investigating Harmony: Part I – Constructing Basic chords

7/24 – Investigating Harmony: Part II – Identifying chord/scale relationships

7/31 – Investigating Harmony: Part III – Harmonizing a Melody

Details

Date:
July 24
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Organizer

Adult Programs
Phone:
203-594-5003
Email:
newsletter@newcanaanlibrary.org

Venue

Curtis Gallery
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Phone:
2035945003