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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-29-2003, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Two questions about harmonising licks/phrases/Arps

I know that you can harmonise a lick or piece of music by doing things like harmonising in 3rds where you play everything a 3rd above the orginal (keeping within the notes of the scale you in yeah?). Theres obviously other ways of harmonising, like 4ths etc i just used 3rds as a simple example.

I have two questions really.
One is when you harmonise a lick is there a way in which you can just move it into a certain place and be able to say "oh look its now a 3rd higher than the original" or do you have to basically work out every note.

Also how excatly do you make a harmony from argegios.Say you were doing somthing completly arpegiated do the same rules apply to normall harmonising ?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-29-2003, 11:00 PM
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Octaves are the only interval where you can truly "harmonize". 4ths and 5ths will also work, except for the one b5 (on the 7th) and the #4 (on the 4th). The others need to be harmonized "diatonically" to avoid sounding wrong.

Arpeggios are the same way.
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