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    Hi guys.

    Is it ok to post a melody on here and see if you guys can harmonize it?

    I have trouble hearing/working out some of the harmony and am curious as to what ideas you can come up with.


    It's only 8 bars, in a Jazzy Christmas style. Kinda Marshmallow World/Santa Claus is Coming to town.

    Hope that's ok?

    No problem if not.

    Cheers

    Nate.

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    We can pretend we're Pat Metheny harmonizing an Ornette head. But like Pat, we get half credit for the authorship, OK?
    Share your tune! It'd be a lovely exercise and project for all of us. Thanks for doing this.
    Maybe we can have a regular thread, a co-writing thread. I'd love to hear it Nate99!

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    Sure, let's try it!

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    Thanks guys!

    Ok so if it helps this is the bridge part.

    The verse and key of the song is G major and the idea I had for the end chord of this bridge to be a D7 to bring it back to G. Though whatever works is great.

    Look forward to your ideas!


    Cheers

    Nate
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    Hope the rough quality is ok.

    Should be clear enough to hear. Just did a quick recording on my phone.

    Thanks

    Nate

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    No takers?

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    OK, here is five minutes of tossing something out...

    GM9 | F13 | E9 | E9
    Am7 | Bm7 | D9sus4 | G69
    Am7 | A#dim7 | Bm7 | C69 | D#(dim6)

    then repeat or use the D#(dim6) to lead into a B part starting with Dm7...?

    I'm not set up to record it but if someone wants to, please feel free.

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    Most basic conventional version would be to me


    Fisrt line
    Bm7 Bbdim Am7
    E7 Am7 D7 G6

    Sencond line is a sequence interrupted with the cadence sounds like

    Am7 D7 Bm7 ... interrupted with cadence



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    Thanks very much!

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    Thanks. Wish my ears were that good!

    Helps so much to hear it, so I can relate.

    Cheers.

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    Cheers paul

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    So, are you guys using your ears, theory or a bit of both to work it out?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate99 View Post
    So, are you guys using your ears, theory or a bit of both to work it out?

    Thanks
    I've been into all this too long to distinguish...

    My changes are very straightforward and based on traditional functional tonality ... (as the melody is which means the melody notes are more o less within the basic chord tones)
    it can be used as basis and be reharmed or embelished.

    I did not think of it of course but it is os simple that I can understand immidiately as I hear it..



    What Paul offered imho is more derivative... he seems to underly chords under melodic notes that are supposed to sort of extentions here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonah View Post
    I've been into all this too long to distinguish...

    My changes are very straightforward and based on traditional functional tonality ... (as the melody is which means the melody notes are more o less within the basic chord tones)
    it can be used as basis and be reharmed or embelished.

    I did not think of it of course but it is os simple that I can understand immidiately as I hear it..



    What Paul offered imho is more derivative... he seems to underly chords under melodic notes that are supposed to sort of extentions here
    Thanks for the info. I try to arpeggiate the chords in my head with varying results then work them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate99 View Post
    Thanks for the info. I try to arpeggiate the chords in my head with varying results then work them out.
    I will try to make a short vid to explain how it works basically

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    Oh awesome. Thanks