#2: Harmonics: the Building Blocks of Pitch

In the previous post, A Fresh Start: Experience Harmony, we focused on the sensations of combining pitches together. Before we delve deeper into understanding these sensations, we need to gather some experience and knowledge of pitch. Harmony, after all, is about combining two or more pitches simultaneously. What is pitch? I find it rather difficult … Read more

#1: A Fresh Start: Experience Harmony

Our journey together will span a host of topics: harmonics (aka overtones, partials), pure tones (aka sine waves), traditional harmony (tonic, dominant, voice leading, etc.), psychology, and a small touch of math and physics. I will assume a minimal understanding of music notation, but much will be self-explanatory, even if you don’t read music well. … Read more