Category: Jazz

Mapping Tonal Harmony in Music Education

Imagine an interactive harmony map that reveals the secrets of tonal harmony, where every harmonic function is placed coherently through-out the map, respecting the rules of tonality in such a way that any tonal song is in front of your eyes. You just need to discover it!

“If you study or teach harmony, Mapping Tonal Harmony is an app you must try.”

 

Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro is an interactive harmonic map, where you can study and listen to any function in any key played in 5-part harmony with impeccable voice leading, using standard classical or jazz voicings with chords and tensions.

The map detects standard cadences such as PAC (perfect authentic cadence), deceptive and alternatives cadences, bass lines, chord-scales and can show the map in chord notation or functional notation including inversions and pedal points.

The Map has seven levels of complexity from Diatonic Functions to Secondary Dominants to Blues and Modes to a Complete Map.

You can use Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro in Browse mode where you study by tapping on the different functions, identifying them and listening to the different harmonic progression you create in real time. Mapping Tonal Harmony will detect any standard cadences and important bass lines.

In Progressions mode you can load any of the many progressions included in the app, from simple cadences to jazz workouts to entire songs or create you own. You can also view them as chord changes, with standard notation or jazz notation, view them functional analysis or with jazz analysis using arrows and brackets or as chord scales. Or any combination of any two of them. It also plays the progression using 5-part harmony or as a play-along in different styles with rhythm section (piano, bass, drums) to practice improvisation and jazz standards.

In Audio mode you can load audio tracks from your iTunes Library and sync the harmonic progression with the track to view the analysis play in the map in real time while you listen to the song.

Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro is so vast that it would be impossible to list all the features in a short article. The best way to understand the power of the is application is by watching the demo videos provided by mDecks Music in their YouTube Channel.

For more information here’s a link to the app’s webpage:

http://mdecks.com/mapharmony.phtml

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Blame It On My Youth play-along (created using Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro)

source: http://mdecks.com/mapharmony.phtml
This play-along was created using the smart player on Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro 6.7 for iPad & iPad Pro
In this video we are showing Chord-Scales with Functional Notation.

Do you want to practice “Blame It On My Youth” in all keys at any tempo?
What is the harmonic progression in the song?
Study (or teach) tonal harmony with a map that reveals the secret of tonality.

Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro
http://mdecks.com/mapharmony.phtml

Download the Free PDF at
http://mdecks.com/images/mthplayalongs/blameitonmyyouth.pdf

Download the Free Audio Track

Come visit us at http://mDecks.com
mDecks Music
Music Apps and Music Books
“Without Music, Life would be a mistake”

Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro 6 is an interactive music theory app accompanied by 7 workbooks to teach and study tonal harmony.

Learn about harmonic progressions and functions,. Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro is an incredible tool for songwriters, composers, students and teachers. From Jazz & Classical to Pop, Rock & New Age music, this app will take your writing and understanding of tonal music and music theory to the next level. Learn how to use chords and interpret their harmonic functions. Use the app as a harmonic ear training tool.

There is also an optional collection of seven Workbooks for the app.

Yardbird Suite play-along

source: http://mdecks.com/mapharmony.phtml
This play-along was created using the smart player on Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro 6.7 for iPad & iPad Pro

Do you want to practice “Yardbird Suite” in all keys at any tempo?
What is the harmonic progression in the song?
Study (or teach) tonal harmony with a map that reveals the secret of tonality.

Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro
http://mdecks.com/mapharmony.phtml

Download the Free PDF at
http://mdecks.com/images/mthplayalongs/yardbirdsuite.pdf

Download the Free Audio Track

Come visit us at http://mDecks.com
mDecks Music
Music Apps and Music Books
“Without Music, Life would be a mistake”

Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro 6 is an interactive music theory app accompanied by 7 workbooks to teach and study tonal harmony.

Learn about harmonic progressions and functions,. Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro is an incredible tool for songwriters, composers, students and teachers. From Jazz & Classical to Pop, Rock & New Age music, this app will take your writing and understanding of tonal music and music theory to the next level. Learn how to use chords and interpret their harmonic functions. Use the app as a harmonic ear training tool.

There is also an optional collection of seven Workbooks for the app.