Watch the Minor Harmony online guitar lesson by Matthieu Brandt from Songwriting on Guitar
The use of minor harmony will give a songwriter another pool of possibillities for his/her song. Minor harmony has a wider range of options for chords and progressions than major, because we use different minor scales (modes) in Western Pop and Rock music. Many modern writers mix all these modes up. This also has consequences for the melody you can use on top of these chords. Here we'll discuss he Aeolian Minor mode, the Dorian Minor plus the chords that stem from these modes. We'll also talk about guide tones and about stating the tonality clearly.