Harmony #6 – My Ship B

This is the second post about the harmony in the A section of Gil's magnificent arrangement of My Ship. Some clarification of terms is necessary first: Target chord – The chord that was aimed toward in the harmonisation. The target chord usually occurs at a melodically or rhythmically important point in the bar and can … Continue reading Harmony #6 – My Ship B


Harmony #6 – My Ship A

An excellent analysis of My Ship can be found online already. In the following harmonic analysis of the first A section of My Ship, I have categorized the functions of each chord to show how, and maybe why, Gil has inserted all the wonderful new chords into what is otherwise a simple starting harmony. As … Continue reading Harmony #6 – My Ship A

Re-composition #3 – Concierto de Aranjuez B

This post is a continuation of an analysis of Concierto de Aranjuez. Be sure to read the first post if you haven't already, the basic differences in the arrangement are discussed there. Rodrigo's original from figure B The Cor Anglais returns as the strings and Guitar supply the accompaniment. The Guitar provides the forward momentum … Continue reading Re-composition #3 – Concierto de Aranjuez B