I hope your day is full of treats!
P.S. The sheet music is available HERE.
Harmonization is an important skill for pianists--one that helps with both ear training and improvisation! Simply put, "harmonizing" is choosing the best chord to match a given melody note.
So, how does one learn to harmonize? Below I will share some tips for how I teach my students this skill. I will focus on diatonic harmonization (tell your students to remember that term and impress their friends!) which means using only chords that can be created from your given key signature. Since most pop and folk tunes use only diatonic harmonies, this is a great place to start.
Ready? Let's harmonize!
Any tips you use with your students when teaching harmonization? Please share in the comments below!
I am very excited to share that my first ever Christmas songbook has been released by the Composers Community at Piano Pronto Publishing!
"Medley Magic" contains 9 holiday song medleys for early intermediate to intermediate level students, in a variety of styles.
Click HERE to see and hear the music from this book!
Below are a few of my favorites from this collection:
Chrissy Ricker is a pianist, teacher, and composer from North Carolina. These are her thoughts on teaching, composing, and all things music.
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