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Melodic and Harmonic Tensions

Author: Michael Rendish

Lesson description

Berklee College of Music faculty member Michael Rendish explores tensions, or notes added to chords to enrich their sound. You'll examine tensions as they are used in melody and in accompaniment and how to evaluate the level of richness they provide.

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