Harmony Two

If you already have a basic grounding in four-part harmony, this online course will introduce you to more advanced techniques that will transform your music. Rooted in real-world examples and techniques, you will learn advanced harmonic techniques like modal and chromatic harmony. Presented by working, professional film and games composers, the practical focus of the course brings the subject to life.

  • Learn to craft and arrange complex harmonic passages.
  • Nearly 10 hours of video tutorials.
  • Comprehensive course text.
  • Lifelong access and 30-day money back guarantee.

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Course Content

Learn advanced harmonic techniques that go beyond basic four-part harmonies and triad chords. Explore the use of further extensions and altered extensions for chromatic and non-diatonic elements in your music. You will acquire fresh compositional ideas through the use of new harmonic structures such as retrograde phrases, reflection and mirroring. If you’re looking to expand your harmonic vocabulary, beyond the use of basic major and minor scales, then this course is for you.

  • Advanced harmonic techniques from modal harmony to counterpoint.
  • Build extended chromatic chords using augmented 6ths, 11ths and 13ths.
  • Work with minor keys and modes.
  • Use inversions, accented passing notes, suspensions, and anticipations.
  • Master stylistic harmonic approaches by studying film composers like John Williams, Hans Zimmer, and John Barry.
  • Modulate using secondary dominants, and learn how to change key effectively.

I've taken Harmony One and Two because I wanted a more firm knowledge of music theory. I've looked around a bit, and I like Guy's clarity and style. There's quite a lot of content and I've learnt a lot about cadences, SATB, string writing and voicings, and modes.
Claudio Tomasoni

Harmony One and Harmony Two Student

Course Structure

1. Recap and Moving On
A review of the material covered in Harmony 1 and moving on to introduce dominant 7th chords.
2. Adding Interest
Accented passing notes, suspensions and anticipations.
3. Better Writing
Reflecting motifs, pedal notes and more.
4. Modulation
Key changes using secondary dominants and more.
5. Further chords
Complex chromatic chords including 9th and 11th and augmented 6th chords.
6. More Full Phrases
Expand your tonal horizon to include minor and modal harmony.
7. Counterpoint
Introducing counterpoint using canons and fugues.
8. Harmonic Style
Harmonic styles and identities with a look at Bach, Mozart and Haydn.
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Course Instructors

Rachel James works as a composer, score programmer, orchestrator and score and part preparation copyist. She scored the award winning short animation Five O'Clock Shadow, which was shown at Cannes Film Festival. Rachel's work includes composing for American feature Crash Down Hearts, as well as cinematic trailers for the National Trust and two feature films for director Nihat Seven. Orchestrations include projects such as the James Bond: Goldeneye Reloaded video game.
Guy Michelmore is a multi award-winning film, games and television composer whose clients include Marvel, Disney, Dreamworks, Lionsgate and dozens of major TV networks around the world. He’s best known for his work with Marvel on eight animated feature films including Ultimate Avengers and Thor, as well as hundreds of episodes of television including Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Iron Man: Armoured Adventures, Hulk and many more. His unique and accessible style opens up the whole process of writing music in a way that has seldom been done before.
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I can get more, and better, music out of less inspiration, and more quickly. I think the level of content in the course is about right. If this is about value for money, I think you’re in the right place.

David Rollinson


I really like the way they teach, I like the way they show you how to do it, and they follow that up with the practical uses.

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  • Learn to craft and arrange complex harmonic passages.
  • Nearly 10 hours of video tutorials.
  • Comprehensive course text.
  • Lifelong access and 30-day money back guarantee.
Buy Now - $99
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