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Harmonic Translation, Minor Tonality

Lesson 12

Follow the same procedures as we did with major tonality. Here is the video lesson:

Here is the Patterns-Only practice video:

If You're Having Trouble...

Translating harmonic patterns is an inference skill. It really works your brain in ways that it may not have worked before. In particular, the minor syllables are less ingrained in our culture than major. If you are having difficulty, please go back to previous lessons and review the patterns at both the Aural/Oral, Verbal Association and Improvisation levels. Then try again. Continue this process until the syllables become second nature.

Additionally, don’t consider this a “one and done” exercise. In fact, you very well might want to stretch these videos out over several days, if not weeks, or months. Alternate between echoing the patterns, improvising with the patterns, and then translating the patterns. 

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