Today we will spend some time exploring how to reharmonise using diatonic harmony. The document below includes three short melodic phrases for you to use to create different harmonic accompaniments:
Below is the sheet we previously referred to that includes all the diatonic chord choices for C major and A minor:
Needless to say this is just a starting point, you may well wish to explore the use of extended chords (7ths). If so please click HERE for a link to a detailed blog post explaining what these are…Once you get the idea of using 7th chords, extending to 9ths, 11ths, 13ths etc is a fairly easy step – go ahead the jazzheads..
Another type of chord not mentioned but commonly used is the sus (short for suspended) chord. There is a good explanation of them HERE. Here is the master, demonstrating how to use the sus chord to stunning effect in the beautiful “Maiden Voyage”