How To Harmonize Any Melody

The piano is one of the most powerful harmonic instruments, and as a pianist, 90 percent of our job is to play chords behind a melody. Whether you are accompanying yourself, a soloist, choir, or other instruments – finding the best chords for the melody is usually the pianist’s job.

In this course, I go through the eight essential stages to understanding any melody – the necessary things I think about before harmonizing any melody.  Learning and mastering these eight steps will also strengthen your harmonic foundation to move into reharmonization as your skills develop.

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Frank J. Frank J.
Posted 4 months ago
Excellent Course

The course is well paced and thorough. It gives a step by step approach to understanding how harmony and chords support a melody. It is explained very clearly and gives the viewer opportunities to stop the video and experiment. Well done!

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Hans Jørgen K. Hans Jørgen K.
Posted 4 months ago
Good lessons on the topic

Good lessons on the topic

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Ellie L. Ellie L.
Posted 9 months ago
The Best Course on this Topic

I majored in Music in college have 2/3 if a Masters Degree. I've taught private lessons for 63 years. I am a composer and arranger for my students and I was thrilled with what I learned from this course. You know how you are reading a book that is so good that you can't put it down? Well I started the course last night & every time I woke up I did some more. I finished at 4am. Thanks Warren!!

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Avatar Steven Bunnell B.
Posted 1 year ago
So Helpful, Understandable, and INSPIRIING

I worked through this course in the space of one evening--on day one of purchasing a membership. Warren is a master-teacher as well as clearly an accomplished musician. Truly a WINNING combination! Many thanks. I can't wait to press on with other material on the website!

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Avatar ABNER A.
Posted 2 years ago
Passing

You are a great teacher. I have never met a teacher like you. Your method and techniques are so easy to follow. keep up the good work!

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Avatar Martin R.
Posted 3 years ago
Great Introduction to Songwriting

This is a great step by step course for learning how to put chords to a melody. There is a lot in here, all foundational to songwriting, improvising and playing by ear.

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Avatar Mabel Rivero Herrera
Posted 3 years ago
Great Course

Love it. Thank you for the sheets, for me the only way to get this is by studying through the sheets because in the video everything happens too fast, so, I really appreciated you share the scores.

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Avatar Shigeki H.
Posted 4 years ago
Easy to understand

It was very easy to understand thanks to your plain explanation.

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