Are these terms interchangeable?
I see- so reharmonizing involves chord substitutions in the context of the form and looking at whole new progressions, whereas just chord substitution is looking at chords in isolation? I actually took a reharmonization class but didn't remember the delineation.I don't think so. A chord substitution tends to be something close to the original chord that still works/functions more or less in the same way harmonically. A reharmonization tends to be a completely different, re-imagined chord progression that still works with the original melody notes. That would sound like a completely different song of played without the melody.
LOL. No, you probably don't want to know. Basically, it's taking a great tune and then looking for ways to totally change it and see how badly it can be screwed up!I have no idea what 'reharmonization' is but I suspect I don't really want to know.
Haha This guy has an interesting video about this- if you can get past that he's a guitar player haha! Good videos (and free)- one even about Joe Henderson.LOL. No, you probably don't want to know. Basically, it's taking a great tune and then looking for ways to totally change it and see how badly it can be screwed up!
Ok, I'm just kidding!!! Roundmidnight, please accept my apology. I just couldn't resist after reading 1saxman's post. The devil made me do it... I'm certain that many great tunes have sprung up from reharmonizing.
The difference between re-harmonization and substitution is similar to the difference between the chord and the harmony.
Yeah, like Coltrane's version of "But Not For Me."To me and the people I've played with, chord substitutions usually refer to just changing (substituting) a few chords in a tune but basically keeping the tune intact harmonically.
Reharmonization is creating a NEW harmony over (under) an existing melody to create a completely new harmonic color.