Welcome to Modern Tonal Harmony!

Whether you play the piano at the intermediate or advanced level, as an amateur or professional, the methodology described below can enhance your playing capabilities and your creative expression.

There are several styles to interpret melodies on the piano. The variety depends mainly on the interpreter, his or her personal preferences, and technical possibilities. Such technical possibilities are to be understood not only as the mechanical ability while playing the keyboard, but also the harmonic knowledge and the mastering of arrangement or composition constructive methods for the piano.


What does Modern Tonal Harmony mean?


Modern Tonal Harmony is the methodology developed by Professor Cesar de la Cerda through his 40 years of experience. His teaching methods are now being used by by both students and teachers in all over the world. By TONAL MODERN HARMONY, we mean the systematic utilization of harmony resources developed in the 20th century in the field of tonality. It was during the twentieth century that many significant harmonic innovations occurred. They were brought by performing musicians, arrangers and composers mainly in jazz music. The term MODERN TONAL HARMONY is therefore an adequate way to call these harmonic innovations given inside tonality. In a broader sense Modem Tonal Harmony is linked to all musical manifestations from any style faithful to the major-minor system of traditional harmony.

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“Fine art is that in which the hand, the head and the heart go together”

John Ruskin.



“Fine art is that in which the hand, the head and the heart go together”