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I call this Harmony Magic because at first glance, one probably wouldn't believe what I'm about to say, but it is true. "We teach music wrong." We teach scales, and then wonder why people don't fully comprehend harmony. Scales place the notes in their most dissonant relationship to each other. This results in a generalized misunderstanding of harmony. My studio experience has shown me that voicings can be stacked virtually infinitely. I will prove what I'm saying.
Look at this:
The only difference between the two above, is that the second line repects the "relationship" of the tones to each other.(no pitch is closer than a minor third in line two) A pianist can play a G Major7 in the left hand and an Aminor7th in the right hand; and it will still perfectly resolve to a common G major WITHOUT DISSONANCE. But, try playing the same notes in the cluster of a scale, and the result is chaos. So any note in a major scale harmonizes its respective major chord, if spaced according to this "harmony magic" sequence. Look at the next example:
The second line would move beautifully to a common C major chord.
Correctly space the notes of a scale a third apart, and your basslines will blossom. Play the pitches jammed together and you will be biten by harmonies sharp tongue.