If you find these resources useful, and would like to transform your abilities with chords, finding them for ANY song, being able to improvize chords for any song, being able to find any chord pattern, Names etc… get the Raga Chord Resources. Also, anytime you have a doubt, just hit reply and ask me.
We have already gone through the idea of Family of Chords and how to use them.
Here will go beyond the basics, to find family of chords for ANY scale/raga. Most of Indian Film Songs are raga based, other songs in the world are scale based. Therefore, knowing this process will take your ability to the next level, if finding and playing chords is of interest to you.
Change a note from the major scale and you already have a different scale. That scale is the basis for a melakarta raga and its janyas. (More about changing scale patterns to get other scales and ragas, here.)
Therefore, this exericise, knowing how to find family of chords for more scale, any scale, will free you upto make your calculations and find chords that you can use to arrange or improvise while attempting any raga… Isn’t that freedom?
The other main method that remains is using melody notes of the phrase, dividing it into enough pieces, finding one chord each for that particular piece, without worrying about families. Slowly, i would say, that is the more exact and advanced method, while the family of chords method alwasy serves as a safety net. We need both.
More videos to come…
If your interest is in finding Chords for Songs on your own, being able to improvize chords on your own, being able to find chords for ANY ragas etc… make sure that you check out the Raga Chord resources.
It is a Buy-it-once-use-it-forever kind of a resource. Any doubts, just hit reply and ask…