#2
It sounds like they are covering a song. What specifically do you want to know about?
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It's called re harmonization yes, but on a big scale.

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#4
Ok, but how do they go abouts doing it? is there a a site or a book that teaches this how to do that like them ?
#5
I haven't analysed it musically but I'm guessing it's no different than if you did a death metal version of the same song and used another chord progression.
Without analysing the new harmony compared to the original (which I am not going to do unless you pay me LOL) I don;t know if they've done anything textbook or just used their talent and made a new song with old lyrics.

They are just very good jazz musicians.
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I know how good they are. I just want to know how they would go about doing it. how do would you reharmonize a song anyway?
#8
The melody line emphasises chord tones, but there's so many chords which could be inferred from one note that you can experiment with the others. So if some sings an A note the chord could be A major, D major, F# minor etc. You just play around with them, just like when you are figuring out the chords for a melody you wrote.
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^^ thanks Alan. Just wish there was a book or something on it. or a useful website.

and mdc, I know man i just found this band a few days ago.. cant stop listening. so groovy!
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^^ thanks Alan. Just wish there was a book or something on it. or a useful website.


I don't think you'll find a step by step guide to reharmonisation. It's just emphasising chord tones, nothing more, nothing less. Use your knowledge of music theory (or learn some) and how melodies interact with the chords played and it's pretty straightforward from there.

But if you wanted a step-by-step guide it would be something like:

1. Identify melody.
2. Use melody to emphasise chord tones.
3. Use chords which aren't employed in original song.

Tada!
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and mdc, I know man i just found this band a few days ago.. cant stop listening. so groovy!

I've just listened to everything I could find of them on YT and checked their website. There's some talent out there, man.

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I don't think you'll find a step by step guide to reharmonisation. It's just emphasising chord tones, nothing more, nothing less. Use your knowledge of music theory (or learn some) and how melodies interact with the chords played and it's pretty straightforward from there.

But if you wanted a step-by-step guide it would be something like:

1. Identify melody.
2. Use melody to emphasise chord tones.
3. Use chords which aren't employed in original song.

Tada!


essentially. but as far as not finding a step-by-step guide, mark levine actually dedicates a lot of time to reharms in his jazz theory book.

http://books.google.com/books?id=iyNQpJ4oaMcC&pg=PT357&lpg=PT357&dq=mark+levine+jazz+theory+book+reharmonization&source=bl&ots=-HppXm6puC&sig=Y1OwcbBneY2G7qXtddx1OyDNo-I&hl=en&sa=X&ei=SXEvT8WVH5DAgAei2dmoCg&ved=0CDkQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=mark%20levine%20jazz%20theory%20book%20reharmonization&f=false
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thanks again alan. I guess I'll have to read up on some theory.

and mdc. if you want to check out more (or better quality) you can go to http://soundcloud.com/dirtyloopsofficial

Cheers. I suppose I better answer question also...

Pick a note and see how many ways you can add a harmony underneath it.

It doesn't have to be a chord tone, it can act as a tension or altered tone.
-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5
-5-5-6-5-6-5-5-6-5-5-5
-5-7-5-5-7-6-7-6-4-4-3
-7-5-5-5---7-8-5-4-3-
-8-7-6-5---------5-4-3
---------6-7-8-5------

Fmaj7 - Em11 - Eb6/9 sharp11 - D7sus4 - Bbmaj7 - B7sus4 - C13 - A7 sharp5 - D6/9 - Dbalt - C13
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