*This post corresponds with the first three lessons of LESSONS IN HARMONY. Link to Greg's arrangement of Be Still My Soul.
HOW TO CHART! I challenge you to chart Greg Howlett's superb introduction to Be Still My Soul. Listen to the introduction here.
To chart you will need two resources:
Let's chart the first three measures of the introduction to Be Still My Soul.
I have colored the chord notes for each each scale degree in red and will ask a series questions to help you get started:
The first 3 measures should be labeled something like this:
The bottom note is not always an indication of the chord and scale degree. While the bottom note in the I chord reflects the scale degree, the bottom note of the IV and V chords do not. The notes stacked may or may not be inversions.
The progression of chords in the first three measures of the introduction is I-V-IV-V-I-V. The chord mapping tool illustrates this basic progression. Remember you can skip or move forward from left to right, but you can only move backward as shown by the arrows.
Challenge: Chart the remaining measures from the introduction of Be Still My Soul.
For those of you who have persevered through this entire blog post I have attached a link to Greg's 15 minute free arrangement of of Be Still My Soul. Of it he says, 'this is sort of a unique arrangement for me because it contains almost no chord substitutions. It is all about texture. It should be easy for you so have fun.' So there you go. Thank you Greg!