Webinar - Transforming Your Harmonic Writing

Learn advanced composition techniques, incorporate chromatic chords with ease and master the use of suspensions.

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Do any of these sound familiar?...

When can I use a suspension?

How do I create more interesting chord progressions?

Why doesn't my composition flow?

What are passing and auxiliary notes? Where can I add them?

People often find writing harmony complicated. There are certainly many resources out there on writing harmony, but why must they make it so unnecessarily difficult! During this 2 hour LIVE webinar we're going to focus on four things that will really make your harmony come alive! You'll learn all about inessential notes, how to make use of extended chords, the Diminished 7th, Neapolitan and Augmented 6th Chords and their resolutions will be unpacked, and understand the use of suspensions. Ideal for people studying for advanced music theory, for those taking School, College, or University courses, for musicians who want to understand what’s going on in the music they are playing, and for composers who want to strengthen their writing skills!

During this session we'll cover...

Inessential Notes

What they are and where best to use them.

Extended Chords

Using extended chords to create more interesting parts.

Chord Progression

How to evaluate which of those chords will function best.

Chromatic Chords

Clever uses of advanced chromatic chords.


How to properly write effective suspensions.


Gareth answers students questions in regards to writing harmony.

Your Instructor

Gareth Green
Gareth Green

Hi, I’m Gareth and I'm passionate about developing ‘the all round musician’.

Nearly 35 years of music examining with ABRSM, work with the BBC on Radio and TV, experience on the international concert platform, as a published composer and arranger, have brought rich resources to the 40 years of teaching in which I've engaged.

Scholarships at The Royal College of Music, Oxford University and St. Paul’s Cathedral gave me fantastic opportunities to learn from the best musicians, scholars and teachers. Working as Director of Music at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School then provided a wonderful opportunity to develop my teaching skills.

Teaching individuals and groups of all ages, and at all stages of development have refined a teaching approach that I hope is fun and engaging, and focused on explaining things clearly and logically. And that is what these courses are all about - understanding the basic principles with clarity, then going deeper, applying them to your musical life and liberating yourself as a musician.

It’s a rich and amazing journey, and I can’t wait for you to join me today!

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm taking a theory exam, is this course for me?
Absolutely! Our courses are suitable for candidates preparing for ABRSM examinations and cover everything you need to know for any particular grade. They are also perfect for students studying at school, college or university.
When does the course start and finish?
It is a completely self-paced online course! Watch and replay lessons as you wish - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you'll have unlimited lifetime access to this course, across any and all the devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us and we'll be sure to quickly resolve any issues you might have.

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