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Steve Morse

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Morse Code: Bach Chorale Voicings

I’d like to focus on an approach to chord playing inspired by Johann Sebastian Bach’s chorales. The chorale originated as a vocal hymn of the Lutheran church, often constructed in four-part harmony wherein the top voice is the melody. Bach composed many chorales of incredible beauty; the way he harmonized for four voices was impeccable, and his chorales served as the textbook for studying Western harmony for over 100 years.