Keyboard Melodies, 2nd Edition
by Nanette G. Lunde and
Donald L. Patterson

ISBN-13 978-0-9790360-1-9

Keyboard Melodies provides an anthology of melodies for class or private piano instruction in harmonization and transposition. Basic instructions are given for harmonizing with the primary triads as well as secondary triads and secondary dominants. Students are instructed to choose chords based upon the general phrase structure and cadences of a melody and the scale degrees observed as the melody progresses.

A set of "Quick Rules" encourages the student to determine key, rhythmic frequency of chords, and cadences before harmonizing at sight. The chords symbols are not given, as the student must decide the correct harmonization. They may be added by the student and used for later practice in transposition of melodies with chords given.

Each chapter concludes with a list of familiar melodies to be played and harmonized by ear.

Chapter One presents major melodies to be harmonized with tonic and dominant triads: I and V6/5. Chapter Two uses the three primary triads: I IV 6/4 V6/5. Chapter Three includes minor melodies as well as those which require secondary triads and secondary dominant chords. Chapter Four and Five present instruction in transposition of melodies which have chord numbers given. Chapter Six (new in the 2nd Edition) introduces harmonization using standard chord symbols and presents twenty traditional melodies for practice.

Table of Contents:

Preface and Acknowledgements, Page v

Chapter One: Using Tonic and Dominant, Page 1

Chapter Two: Now Three Chords, Page 17

Chapter Three: Minors and More, Page 48

Chapter Four: Transposition; Three Chords, Page 56

Chapter Five: Transposition; Three Chords, Page 62

Chapter Six: Harmonization with Chord Symbols, Page 73

Traditional Melodies: Page 75

Notes and Stuff: Page 82

This text has been in use by the class piano faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire since 1996.

Additional teaching institutions include:

Crossroads College, Rochester, Minnesota
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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