Chromatic harmony - made ridiculously clear in these beautiful graphics

27 September 2016, 19:05

Wonderfully striking and eloquent guides that will have you spicing up your harmony in no time!

Secondary dominants, altered chords, Neapolitan sixths, enharmonic modulations – chromatic harmony can sound a little daunting... But thanks to these logical (and beautiful) graphics from music educator and jolly good illustrator Toby W. Rush, understanding those borrowed chords just got a lot easier. 

From the elaborate Baroque music, through the rich, expressive harmonic colours of Romanticism and Impressionism, to the jazz of the 20th century – chromatic harmony has been used to great effect throughout all of the history of music.

Click on the graphics below for a larger view Toby W. Rush's very helpful chromatic harmony guides.

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by Toby W. Rush

by Toby W. Rush

 

by Toby W. Rush

And the rest, about Chromatic harmony and basically everything else you need to know in music theory, is here.

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