#1
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I'm fairly new to harmonizing even just basic chord progressions and was wondering if someone could help me with harmonizing with the notes E on the A string,B on the low E,C on the low E and A on the low E.

It's a basic chord progression but i want to start learning to harmonize and thought this would be a fairly handy place to start.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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#2
Why not try harmonizing in fifths or thirds?

So in thirds:

E - G#

B - D#

C - E

A - C#

or in fifths

E - G
B - F#
C - F
A - D

As for where you play them you'll have to decide that your self. But harmonising in thirds you be a little sadder sounding, as a third is minor, and in fifths it'll be a little happier sounding as fifths are major.
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#3
Quote by zekk
Why not try harmonizing in fifths or thirds?

So in thirds:

E - G#

B - D#

C - E

A - C#

or in fifths

E - G
B - F#
C - F
A - D

As for where you play them you'll have to decide that your self. But harmonising in thirds you be a little sadder sounding, as a third is minor, and in fifths it'll be a little happier sounding as fifths are major.


Fifths would be
E-B
B-F#
C-G
A-E
#4
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Fifths would be
E-B
B-F#
C-G
A-E


Oh****! Last time I musicly multitask. Yeah, listen to this guy about the fifths.
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#5
The idea about thirds was OK, I like it, but why not go the whole hog and introduce full chords. And juxtapose minor and major
#6
Then again you could also go with a slightly diffrent harmonization, and harmonize in fourth's or sixths, or even sevenths in you want a really evil feel. Or mix and match somewhat to fit the mood.
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#7
Quote by zekk
Why not try harmonizing in fifths or thirds?

So in thirds:

E - G#

B - D#

C - E

A - C#

or in fifths

E - G
B - F#
C - F
A - D

As for where you play them you'll have to decide that your self. But harmonising in thirds you be a little sadder sounding, as a third is minor, and in fifths it'll be a little happier sounding as fifths are major.


Thirds aren't necessarily minor, and fifths are perfect, neither major nor minor.

Edit - You posted all major thirds too.
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#8
E-G
B-F#
C-E
A-F#
works well, but the last chord is just a little cheesy.
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#9
Quote by DaddyTwoFoot
Thirds aren't necessarily minor, and fifths are perfect, neither major nor minor.

Edit - You posted all major thirds too.


Umm. In terms of chords and the major scale, all fifths are major all thirds are minor. I'm talking about chords not intervals.
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#10
Quote by zekk
Umm. In terms of chords and the major scale, all fifths are major all thirds are minor. I'm talking about chords not intervals.


Some thirds are major, some minor
All fifths are diminished, perfect or augmented
#11
Thanks for all the support I'll see what I can do with all that thanks again!
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#12
There is no such thing as a 'major fifth'. It is a perfect fifth. You can have a diminished or augmented fifth, but no major/minor fifth.

The harmonies depend on what key/mode you are in.