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