This website summarises a new theory which explains the relationship between chord progressions and voice leading and shows how chord progression patterns create musical phrase structures in tonal (and tonally influenced) music.

The site includes a book outline, animated demos and sections on how chord progressions work in Pop and Rock Music and an example of how to harmonise a melody using this theory.

The site includes examples of full musical analyses which use the theory to explain the structure of whole musical compositions and aspects of the style, period and mood of the music.

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Syntactic Structures in Music

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Harmonising a Melody
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