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The Latest at Nathaniel

Updated: Oct 24, 2022

We’ve been up to a lot of activities at Nathaniel and thought of putting it all out there for you so you don’t miss a thing! There’s an all-new series on Reharmonization, song deconstruction workshops, and our popular Music Gym which you should consider being a part of!


Jason Zac released a 3-part series on 10 Reharmonization techniques where we take a popular song, “Hallelujah” and embellish the music with a bunch of tried and tested chord substitution and extension techniques. A lot of these ideas are based on core Music Theory concepts, however aspects of harmony like passing chords, and bass lines and also mentioned in detail.


All parts along with their topics are listed below for your reference:


Part 1:

We cover adds chords, suspended chords, jazz tensions, seventh chords, and passing slash chords.






Part 2:

We cover the plagal cadence, borrowed chords, and a unique “country style” technique using bass climbs (walkups & walk-downs).





Part 3:

We cover the use of secondary dominants, 2-5-1 substitution, common tone chords substitution, tritone substitution, and diminished 7th chords preceding minor.




Want to learn with Jason Zac “in-person”? All you have to do is make a free account at nathanielschool.practicenow.us and choose workshops, modules, and courses that may interest you. You’ll be added to a private student group to submit regular assignments and receive personalized feedback from Jason himself!


You can choose between our flagship certificate courses like Music Method, Workshops on Song deconstruction, and Music composition - Music Factory and even join our Music Gym for a serious 🎹 workout 🏋🏽‍♂️



In the coming week, do stay tuned for a “sure-shot” way to improve your hand independence, embellish a melody in all registers of the Piano, and learn idiomatic tools to conquer Country Piano and the tools to "destroy" a song for ultimate rearrangement possibilities!


All this and more coming up at Nathaniel! Do stay tuned and spread the word around!


If you haven’t already, please consider subscribing to our YouTube channel and being a member!

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