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The One Minute Lesson Series

These "One Minute Lessons" cover many of the topics I discuss with my private students. These conversations sometimes arise because a student asks me about a certain subject but more often it's because I hear a weakness in their playing or musical perception. The "One Minute Lesson" is not meant to be an exhaustive study; of any particular subject rather it is an insight into one subject that is sometimes small, sometimes big but always important. At the outset you should realize that some of these "One Minute Lessons" have much more content than others depending on the subject. This variance in the amount of material supplied in a "One Minute Lesson" is usually caused by the subject presented. Sometimes additional PDFs with specific exercises and MP3s and Midifiles will be supplied to help a student master a particular subject but other times it might just be a lesson where I'm nudging a student to keep something important in mind or refine their understanding of something they might know but not completely understand. In general I think these "One Minute Lessons" should be watched every few years as you work on your musical skills because different subjects will become important to your development at different times.

Again, just to clarify The "One Minute Lesson" will always contain a video that is approximately one minute in length. Each "One Minute Lesson" will also always contain a PDF. Sometimes additional PDFs, MP3s and Midifiles will also be given if there are exercises that relate to the subject at hand.

There will be "One Minute Lesson" videos on many subjects.

Each "One Minute Lesson" topic will be available as an individual download or as a bundle. The Bundle is the most economical way to purchase these "One Minute Lessons." You can choose a quick link below to read about each "One Minute Lesson."

Here is a breakdown of this "One Minute Lessons for Harmony": Click on a title to go directly to the course.

One Minute Lesson: "Harmony" Bundle

One minute lesson harmony bundle

One minute lesson harmony bundle

 

One Minute Lesson: "Harmony" Bundle

The One Minute Lesson "Harmony" Bundle contains eleven one minute lessons each discussing a different harmonic technique. Each lesson gives you a PDF with additional information on each harmonic method plus, in some cases, MP3s and a performance video. These "One Minute Lessons" are a great way to get an overview of what harmonic methods are available when you are performing, composing or analyzing a piece of music. The "One Minute Lesson Harmony" videos virtually covering every possible type of harmonic method found in music. This course is a must own for anybody who wants to understand the possible harmonic techniques. Do you want a quick synopsis of all the harmonic methods available to you? This course will teach you more in 11 minutes than you can learn from reading many lengthy texts on harmony.

These "One Minute Lesson" on Harmony breakdown the basic components and rules associated with each harmonic technique. These are easy rules even for a beginner to understand and are presented with either written examples, MP3s or videos to show you the information you need to know to start experimenting with the technique right away.

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ISBN 978-1-59489-555-5

11 videos video, 11 PDFs and 11 MP3s and one music video.

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One Minute Lesson: Harmony #1: Harmonic Reharmonization

This One Minute Lesson talks about harmonic re-harmonization. Arguably the most important information for any musician to know concerning harmony. With a few simple rules you can understand how to re-harmonizing a piece of music, create your own chord progressions or analyze the chords in your favorite song.

ISBN 978-1-59489-556-2

one video, one 9 page PDF and three MP3s.

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One Minute Lesson: Harmony #2: Harmony Derived from Chord Tones and Tensions

The use of Chord Tones and Tensions to create harmony is found in every style of music. This is a very simple technique that can help you find that one chord that will spice up your song or give you alternative ideas for re-harmonizing a whole chord progression. This harmonic technique again is very simple but it can give you beautiful chords by just knowing the tensions associated with a few chord types.

ISBN 978-1-59489-557-9

One video and one 14 page PDF

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One Minute Lesson: Harmony #3: Modal Harmony

Modal harmony is very common in most popular music styles. The technique only requires that you understand how to use a scale to create harmony. This one minute lesson explores very simple applications of this technique to very advanced ideas using non-Tertial harmony.

ISBN 978-1-59489-558-6

Video and 3 page PDF.

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One Minute Lesson: Harmony #4: Slash Chord Harmony

Slash Chord Harmony can be found in most popular music yet most musicians don't know how to form the chords, what scales to use over them or how they function in music. This one minute lesson demystifies these chords and shows you how to get started using these easy yet modern sounding chord structures.

ISBN 978-1-59489-559-3

Video and one 3 page PDF

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One Minute Lesson: Harmony #5: Harmony from Melody

Finding Harmony from Melody is one of the least discussed aspects of writing music. This video and PDF give you some no-nonsense techniques to start finding great chords for the melodies you write. Stop being stumped on what chords can go with your melody. The five page PDF gives you some easy rules to follow as well as some examples of different melodies and the possible chords that can go with them.

ISBN 978-1-59489-560-9

Video and one 5 page PDF.

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One Minute Lesson: Harmony #6: Pitch Class Set Harmony

Pitch Class Set Harmony may seem like a complicated and far-reaching technique. But if you know how to break it down into simple usable size chunks you will see that you can write anything from a simple blues to a highly complex piece of music. What is great about this lesson is you get five songs, which include the scores, to listen to so that you can hear how a composition sounds when is composed with pitch class sets.

ISBN 978-1-59489-561-6

Video and nine page PDF

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One Minute Lesson: Harmony #7: Harmony from Counterpoint

Counterpoint, much less harmony from counterpoint is very seldom discussed in music theory books, yet it is a great source for new sounding harmonies. The 21 page PDF that accompanies this one minute lessons breaks down the overall techniques used to create counterpoint. These are easy to understand rules, even for a beginner. Most counterpoint books are way over complicated giving you arcane rules that have nothing to do with contemporary music. This one minute lesson takes a completely different approach. It shows you the rules you need to know and then musical examples so that you can hear how these techniques sound in modern jazz and rock.

ISBN 978-1-59489-562-3

Video, 21 page PDF, three MP3s and one music video

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One Minute Lesson: Harmony #8: Intervallic Harmony

This one minute lesson on Intervallic Harmony shows you some advanced ideas that you could apply to create some very modern sounding harmonic situations. These ideas will really spice up your harmonic palette. The 13 page PDF shows you all the two to five note intervallics chords possible which is a gold mine of sound within itself.

ISBN 978-1-59489-563-0

Video plus 13 page PDF

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One Minute Lesson: Harmony #9: Combining Harmonic Methods

This one minute lesson gives you some practical advice on combining all the harmonic methods presented in this course. It also gives you some forward thinking ideas to help you think outside the box when it comes to creating harmonic environments.

ISBN 978-1-59489-564-7

Video plus one page PDF

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One Minute Lesson: Harmony #10: Harmonic Density and Tension

This video and PDF discuss the use of density and tension when creating harmony. This topic is seldom examined yet it is extremely important when it comes to writing a composition that is balanced and musical. Harmonic Density and Tension is many times what a beginning songwriter doesn't realize about writing a good song. If your density and tension is uneven most likely you will not have a great song.

ISBN 978-1-59489-565-4

Video plus one page PDF

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One Minute Lesson: Harmony #11: Stylistic Harmonic Considerations

Most musicians work within one style so it is important to understand what considerations need to be taken when working within a genre. This one minute lesson give you some no-nonsense advice on how to approach harmony when you are limited to one style

ISBN 978-1-59489-566-1

Video plus one page PDF

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