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How is Harmony Notated?

 

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Grand Finale! Read Melodies, Add Harmonies!

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Simply stated, when playing a melody like 'Ode to Joy', playing 'harmony' means you are enhancing your melody notes by adding a second note in, and playing both at once.

In this lesson, we will look at a simple form of notating harmony in standard notation.

Standard musical notation is a deep and complex art and science, and if you look at more advanced pieces, you'll see all kinds of things that won't make sense to you yet, based on what we cover in this tutorial.

Have no fear - we will learn the basics in a simplified format, and if you wish to build upon those basics to become a more fluent music-reader, you will have a good starting foundation.
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