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Add Bass Harmony to 'Ode to Joy'

 

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Grand Finale! Read Melodies, Add Harmonies!

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Now let's add one more element of harmony to our arrangement of 'Ode to Joy', by bringing in some low bass notes.

This will transform the arrangement into something you can play as a solo guitar piece, with a very complete and solid sound.

This is not easy to play - but stick with it, if only to learn to understand how the musical notation is offering up information as to how to play the song.

And remember, 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.

For instance, there are more complex ways that harmony can be found notated in standard notation, but they are beyond the scope of this introductory 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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