Harmony: How music works no.3

After Rhythm and Melody came Harmony.

  • Harmony in Western Music enabled the creation of a rich and nuanced language.
  • The video demonstrates drones with a hurdy gurdy, then a moving drone (parallel to the melody).
  • A rap version of "Sumer is a cumin' in" demonstrates the earliest chord progressions.
  • Hierarchies of notes are introduced.

This video is a fantastic introduction to this subject by British composer Howard Goodall.