#1
hey guys im new to this whole music theory thing. I have a riff that i wrote a harmony to its in a c natural minor scale. i just wanted to know it i did it right and if not can you let me know what i did wrong... the original riff is: G-F-Ab-G-Bb, and i want to harmonize it in 3rd so i got this: C-Bb-C-C-D, is this right
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#2
C, D, Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb <- C natural minor
Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb, C, D <- C natural minor, started from third note

So, harmonised as thirds, your riff would be:
Bb - Ab - C - Bb - D,
with the original being G - F - Ab - G - Bb
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Last edited by pigeonmafia at Sep 19, 2009,
#3
i think i get it now. i thought u just take the note and move it over 3 but u really change all the notes in the scale right?
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#4
You take your note you want to harmonise, and choose the note 3 notes away in the scale you are using. So in C minor, harmonising thirds, C would go with Eb, Ab with C etc. Assuming of course, you want the harmony a third away from the original, not the original a third away from the harmony (if you see what I mean)
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#5
so say if im using the c natural minor and i have a note that is C and i want to harmonize it to a 3rd it would b F...is that right?
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#6
No, C would go with Eb

note 1 = C

note 2 = D

note 3 = Eb
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#7
ok i think i get it so the original note is counted as the 1st note and then you move 2 more notes over and that would be the 3rd?
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#8
Yes, exactly. That's why, when harmonising thirds, the interval isnt always the same: because you are moving along 2 notes of the scale, not just moving along 3 semitones
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#9
is it the same way when harmonizing 5ths or any other way to harmonize
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