Below is the lesson for “My Favorite Things” by Rodgers and Hammerstein.
A unique take on a classic melody. This arrangement uses intricate chord voicings to create a lush harmony. So what does that mean?
Voicing refers to how we arrange the notes of a chord. We usually begin studying voicings by learning inversions. For example, if we look at a C major chord which consists of the notes: C (1) E (3) G (5). We can arrange these notes in 3 ways:
On a low G ukulele, it sounds like this:
What we end up with is 3 unique sounds for the same chord. This is just the entry point for chord voicings. The rabbit hole goes deeper.
As you begin to learn this arrangement, you’ll encounter many chord voicings which compliment the melody, but at the same time, create a colorful landscape.
P.S. Want to learn more about how chords work? Check out our Music Theory Course!
Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson