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Musician Michael-Louis Smith Presents “Investigating Harmony” Series Via Videoconference from New Canaan Library
September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, September, 21, 2021
New Canaan Library welcomes back musician, composer, and educator Michael-Louis Smith, presenting a three-part series exploring the many fascinating elements of harmony. The live webinar will take place on Tuesday evenings, September 7, 14, and 21 at 7 PM EST. Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration at newcanaanlibrary.org.
The relaxed and educational workshop series is appropriate for musicians and non-musicians alike and will cover elements of harmony, from its finite parts to an exploration of chord progressions in familiar songs.
Part 1 – September 7 – Constructing Basic Chords: participants will first learn about intervals, which are the basic building blocks of triads (chords consisting of three notes).
Part II – September 14 – Identifying Chord/Scale Relationships: participants will learn how to construct a major scale, and more.
Part III – September 21 – Harmonizing a Melody: participants will learn how a melody corresponds to its harmonic counterpoint through analyzing a well-known piece of music.
Musician, composer, and educator Michael-Louis Smith received his Master’s in Music from the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College and has over two decades of experience arranging, performing, and recording music.
In 2001 he began providing at home music instruction for students of all ages from age 3 to 70 years young. Michael, his wife Christina, and five-year-old son Braven moved to New Canaan in 2014. Since joining the community, he has presented concerts and music theory workshops at the library, his band has donated their talents to help the Young Women’s League of New Canaan raise funds for charity and he has performed at and helped develop a jazz concert series at the Carriage Barn Arts Center in Waveny Park.