Harmonic Analysis for Scale Selection and Chord Substitution

Harmonic Analysis is the understanding of the functional sequence of chords. It is the process used to analyze the harmonic structure of a progression, song or composition. This analysis is then used to make scale selections for improvisation and chord substitution.

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Harmonic Analysis for Scale Selection and Chord Substitution

Author: Curt Sheller
Publisher: Curt Sheller Publications - (90 pages)
Published: January 2003
ISBN-10: 0-9714044-2-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-9714044-2-7
Size: 8.5 x 11
Product Code: RMA1

Harmonic Analysis is the understanding of the functional sequence of chords. It is the process used to analyze the harmonic structure of a progression, song or composition. This analysis is then used to make scale selections for improvisation and chord substitution.

If you ask, “When I’m playing a solo over a jazz song, how do I know which notes work at any point in the song?” then you may want to have a look at this book ( Harmonic Anaylsis for Scale Selection and Chord Substitution )

You can glean this information from many sources, but this is a pithy, direct approach to the heart of the answer you’re looking for. I would also suggest, for a broad, comprehensive, and beautifully written “Bible” on understanding jazz, Mark Levine‘s “The Jazz Theory Book.”

James K. Kroger, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology, New Mexico State University

Applying harmonic analysis principles with harmonized scale charts for scale selection and chord substitution.

Harmonic Analysis is the understanding of the functional sequence of chords. It is the process used to analyze the harmonic structure of a progression, song or composition. This analysis is then used to make scale selections for improvisation and chord substitution.

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  • Introduction
  • Basic Concept
    • The Harmonized Chord Scale
    • Root Movement Analysis
  • The Six Harmonic Principles (Overview)
  • Full Diatonic
    • Determining Tonality
  • Partial Diatonic
    • Secondary Dominants
      • VI7 - V of II
      • VII7 - V of III
      • I7 - V of IV
      • II7 - V of V
      • III7 - V of VI
      • Chained Secondary Dominant Cycles
      • Diminished Chords?
  • Internal Modulation
    • Determining a Modulation
    • Pivot or Double Function Chords
    • Common Modulations
  • Unresolved
  • Chromatic
  • Cycle
  • Common Chord Functions and Progressions
    • Common Major Keys
    • Common Chord Progressions
    • Chord's Harmonic Function
  • Common Harmonic Sequences
    • Im ImL7 Im7 Im6
    • Im7 Im7+5 Im6
    • Picardy Third
    • Chromatic Sevenths
    • Confirmation Sequence
  • Scale Selection
    • Vertical Scale Choices
    • Horizontal Scale Choices
      • Full Diatonic Chords
      • Partial Diatonic
      • Internal Modulation
      • Unresolved
      • Cycle
      • Chromatic
    • The Lydian Scale Uses vs Ionian Scale
  • Chord & Scale Substitution Principles
    • Direct Substitutions
      • Replacement
      • Expansion
    • Substitution Characteristics
      • Superimposed
      • Non Superimposable
      • Note Substitution
    • Inversions
    • Linking
    • Re-harmonizations
    • Diatonic Substitutions
      • Passive
      • Active
    • The Minor Third Substitution Principle
      • bVII7
      • bII7
      • III7
  • Worksheet Examples
  • Harmonized Chord Charts
    • Major Key
    • Minor Key
    • Harmonic Minor
    • Tonic Minor
    • Ionian
    • Dorian
    • Phrygian
    • Lydian
    • Mixolydian
    • Aeolian
    • Locrian
    • Blues Major
    • Blues Minor
    • Pentatonic
  • Summary
  • Index

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  • 1/25/2004 - Several changes made and additional common progressions added. Version 200401252230
  • 1/19/2004 - Page 78 Aeolian chord chart D Aeolian row wrong. All future versions of the book will reflect this change. Version 200401201100
  • 12/16/2003 - Errata File Created
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