An arrangement for solo guitar of the beautiful melody "Waltzing Matilda".

I made up a little musical example which I hope will help clarify the often confusing augmented sixth chords and their function.

Below you will find a chart on the most often found and often misunderstood altered chords that we encounter in classical composition.

My project for this summer was to do a harmonic and formal analysis of Vals No. 3 Op. 8 of Agustin Barrios Mangoré.

Quartal harmony or harmonic structures based on the interval of a fourth will give us more material in our never ending quest for new and fresh sounding harmony within the tonal system.

Fernando Sor’s Estudio 22, Op. 35 (Study No. 5 in the Segovia collection) is probably one of the most loved and widely performed of all the Sor studies, and he wrote a lot of them.

The Allegro, BWV 998 by J.S. Bach, was next on my list of things to do. I wanted to work on this before taking on the Fugue. Below is my analysis of this work. I hope you find it useful.

The Prelude from J.S. Bach's Prelude, Fugue and Allegro, BWV 998 has always interested me. Actually everything Bach has ever written has always interested me.

An arrangement of Silent Night by Franz Gruber (1787-1863). I intended to come up with something fairly easy  but the more I play it the trickier it seems to get.

A short but detailed look at the diatonic seventh chords that are derived from the three forms of the minor scale. These being the following:


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