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Modern Harmony Method

This clear and well organised text/workbook is suitable for students of arranging and composing, and for classically trained musicians wishing to further grasp the simple logic of pop/jazz harmony.

Essential understandings include: Traid structures and inversions, how to select chords, chord symbols, simple but effective voicing formulae, the circle of fourths, extensions to the 9th and dominiant 13th, and alterations.

Included in the 116 pages are comprehensive explanations, examples, exercises and solutions. For school students, the course can be started in year 9 and worked through to year 13. Suitable for students of composition • students of arranging • high school musicianship and harmony students • classically trained pianists who want to play modern sounds and extend their harmonic vocabulary.

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Article: Putting Modern Harmony into the Curriculum  - Music in Action (Australia)  

Mr Griffin does a superb job giving clear and concise steps that students take when approaching harmony. The book is set out clearly and is easy to understand. Mr Griffin is obviously a gifted teacher, and has developed a great resource for any music teacher or student interested in theory of harmony. Natalie Wickham, Music Matters USA

An excellent resource which will save teachers hours of prep. There are numerous examples to work through. This could become an essential part of KS5 harmony work which goes beyond common chords and progressions. The presentation is very clear and well thought out. UK music teacher

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