Harmonic Fluency

There are really two different systems of harmony that brass instrumentalists must consider.  First, the ‘classical’ harmony that has become the backbone of Western Classical Music.  Second, a more contemporary style of harmony that breaks away from the diatonic norms of the classical era.  For our purposes, I differentiate these two schools as “classical” harmony and “contemporary” harmony.  I fully realize that I use these terms loosely.  It is only a starting point.