Need help with a song

• Jan 14, 2015 - 19:51


I often find myself humming something, for as long as I can remember, and more often than not I don't know what it is, whether it's something I've heard more recently or decades before, or just some random mix. Yes, I do have a bad memory and unfortunately also a poor musical education. Recently though, over the last year or so, whenever I catch myself singing something I like and am not aware of its source, I would write them down in Musescore.

This is the last one: fe9

I would be ecstatic if someone could point me to similar pieces.

The part where I need help is on measure 24, last chord, which sounds like a hammer to me. Usually I have an intuition of what I'm looking for and try to match it by ear but here I couldn't find anything suitable and quickly from one single note on the bass line I ended up in a mess of a chord. What are some of the techniques to help me find good harmonies? Any good, concise reading on this subject?

P.S. Note the the score was written with Musescore 2.0 and it might not work in previous versions.

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I gave it a listen and messed with it a little and this is what I came up with. I made the bottom chord a sort of inverted diminished, and changed the melody up top from an F quarter note to f to E 8th notes. It seemed to come out smoother that way. See what you think. Exp09_Baroque.mscz

Diminished is basically a series of minor thirds, eg. C, Eflat, Gflat, A. It's an interesting chord and is quite useful for transitions to other chords or keys. It's gotten me through a lot of jams myself. I'm glad you like the change, happy I could help.

By the way, you might find this site helpful. I refer to it once in a while myself. It's like taking a crash course in music theory online for free.

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