Harmony for Organists (Level 1)
Harmony for Organists Level 1 is a 12 week video course designed specifically for organists who struggle with the basics of harmony and voice leading. It is ideal for anyone whose dream is to learn to harmonize melodies, hymn tunes and chorales in 4 parts (SATB) on paper and on the organ with pedals.
Weeks 1-2: Repetition of basics of music theory, range of the voices, functional system, melodic position, closed and open position
Weeks 3-4: Harmonic Progression of T and D, D and T, T and S, and S and T chords, sequences
Weeks 5-6: Connection S and D Chords
Weeks 7-8: Melodic progression of the chords from Week 3-4
Weeks 9-10: Harmonization of the bass
Weeks 11-12: Harmonization of the soprano
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE:
Once per week for 12 weeks in a row you will receive a training video and a PDF file with examples and exercises.
Once you complete the exercises of this course, you will be able to sit down at the organ bench and play a harmonization of the non-modulating melody, such as a simple hymn tune for four voices at sight with proper voice leading using the main Tonic, Subdominant, and Dominant chords.
Even though you might have never learned any foundational music theory, in Weeks 1 and 2 I will also teach you the theoretical basics which will be needed later in this course for learning harmony.