Watch the Harmonizing a Melody with Triad Inversions online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from Modern Method for Guitar
In this segment we apply theory to practice by harmonizing the first 8 bars of "All of Me". In this chord melody exercise we use the same approach we took when we harmonized the major scale with triads. Refer to the video segment and the notation that follows.
1. Start by playing the melody horizontally on the B string.
2. Next, harmonize the melody with triads, choosing inversions of the chord you are playing over that have the melody note on the B string.
3. When you get to the E7, use an E major triad chord not the E7.
4. Using the methods we have used throughout the course, come up with all the different ways to harmonize the melody without trying to memorize what you play.
5. Use the same approach of moving from a horizontal approach to a vertical by switching string sets at different points.
6. Remember that it is important to use what we learn theoretically to create music. This is a great way to apply what we have learned thus far to make music.