Watch the Harmonizing a Melody with 4-Note Chords online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from Modern Method for Guitar
1. Now let's apply the concept learned in the previous sections to making music. We revisit the first 8 bars of "All of Me", using the same approach we used to harmonize the melody with 3-note chords, this time using 4-note chords.
2. Note that harmonizing melodies with 4-note chords offers many more options. For example, in addition to 7th chords we can use 6th, 9th or 6/9 chords. When we play over the E7 and the A7, we can use the dominant chords rather than triads.
3. For our example we will start with the major C 6/9 chord to the E7 chord. See the video demonstration and the notation that follows.
4. Use this approach for all the songs you are working on.
5. Mix it up by using triads and 4-note chords, major 7th and major 6th chords, dominant 7ths and dominant 9ths.