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Harmonizing The Melody 1st Section


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Mozart 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star'

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Now we want to associate an appropriate scale degree as a bass note to play along with each melody note. Start by look for groupings that fall within a single chord. The first note is an A (scale degree 1) which is part of an A major chord but also a D major chord. Since this is the beginning of the song it is probably best to use the I chord, the A major instead of the D major.

Analyze each melody note as it occurs and see which chord it could belong to. Then try different notes from that chord to see which works as the best choice as a bass note.

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