Harmonic Portrait - Charlie Chaplin (Smile)
In this chordal study series I seek to depict and illustrate the magical character of some of my favorite musicians expressed through my own harmonic brush just like an artist painting a portrait.
This episode is dedicated to the greatness of one of the world’s most renowned comedians and actors (and who also composed one of the sweetest songs ever - “Smile”) - Charlie Chaplin.
This is my take on his brilliant composition - “Smile.”
If you like to further expand your knowledge and understanding as to how I approach re-harmonization and arranging on the guitar and the concepts at play in this particular chord-melody you can check out the following publications here at my official Gumroad bookstore.
The Harmony Tree (Pedal Point Harmonic Explorations)
Undercover Substitutions (CHROMATONAL ii-V7-I)
Short Harmonic Sketch #1 (Wild ii-V7-I) Sus4 Re-Harmonization
Diametric Harmony Part I: the ii chord (minor 7)
Harmonic Reflections (Mirroring Resolution ii-V7-I)
Harmonic Reflections (Altered Refractions)
ENCLOSED - Harmonic Enclosures (minor chords / Dorian)
The Reharm Farm (Modern Re-Harmonization Studies)
Re-harmonization study (PDF): all chord diagrams of the arrangement in order with clearly labeled soprano melody notes.
HD Video/Audio of the re-harmonization study at tempo
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Re-harmonization study (PDF): all chord diagrams of the arrangement in order with clearly labeled soprano melody notes. HD Video/Audio of the re-harmonization study at tempo