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Reharmonization Techniques using Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro

Harmonizing and re-harmonizing a melody is an essential skill for performers, jazz players, arrangers and composers. One of the most important aspects (after creativity) in creating harmonies and harmonic embellishments is the level of proficiency one possesses in Tonal Harmony.

At mDecks Music we have created a series of master classes in tonal harmony and reharmonization techniques using Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro 6 that will guide you through the vast landscape of Tonal Harmony and harmonic concepts. We hope you find it useful.

Reharmonizing “Oh, Danny Boy”

Here’s the final arrangement of “Oh, Danny Boy” where we have used all the techniques mention in the series. By the end of the series, you will be able to create reharmonization and arrangements such as this one.


Before we take a look at the final arrangement we would like to introduce the concepts and techniques used.

Introduction: The Basics

Now you are ready to start learning some essential reharmonization techniques and concepts. 

Part 1: 4 Essential Reharmonization Techniques

On the next post we will show you more reharmonization techniques. After that we will use them to create a full arrangement of “Oh, Danny Boy” using Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro as our guide.


How To Practice Polyrhythms

How to Practice Polyrhythms.
A cool method to create a practice workout for any polyrhythm, be it 3 against 2 or 13 against 7

visit mDecks for plenty of Music Apps and Music Books for beginner to advanced musicians.

Also check out Piano Technique Vol.1 by mDecks which includes polyrhythms

Background music by
Mario Cerra
Ariel J. Ramos

Just In Time play-along

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 “Just In Time” 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

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Download the Free Audio Track

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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.