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glis·san·do: NOUN, music, "a continuous slide upward or downward between two notes"

Harmony. It's what the pedal steel guitar does. While the 6 stringers are picking their leads one note at a time, we're laying em down in 2 and 3 part harmony. It would be easy to figure out, if all the intervals were the same.  A good harmony for a C note (if you are playing in a major scale) is an E note. 4 half tones up. So, if I want to play a harmonized D note, I pick F# right? It's 4 half tones up, also. Buzzer, no cigar. The right harmony for the D note is F. 3 half tones up. Go figure.

The Glissando Harmonizer©

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The Harmonizer allows you to choose a key and scale you want to work with, and then guides you through the right notes to play for each of the scale degrees (steps) of the scale type you have picked.  Status indicators keep you apprised of the music theory that is going on while you learn each steps harmony.

If you want to simplify things a bit, switch to 2 note mode, and you will only see the root and second note to the harmony. Or leave the module in 3 note mode, and experiment with using the root and #3note, or # 2 and #3 for your harmonies.

Let's assume you have the first part of a music piece (song, if  you will) you want to work out some harmonies for. The first chord is C Maj, and then it switches to A minor. You first pick a C (key) and Major (Scale Type) from the Harmonizer menu form.

You start off by clicking the C Major button, (for this example. Thats the first scale degree. Your "root" harmony.   You see the harmony membership notes, and on the Neck View, (same screen), you are also seeing these notes, where the are and which pedals and knees are required to render them.

The Glissando Harmonizer Module walks you through these harmonies, for 5 different scale types, the ones you are most likely to be playing in, if you are playing Western Hemisphere music. You can see the full 3 part harmony for each note in the scale, and how to play them where they fall on the neck. (Remember those hundreds of inversions I was talking about?)  If you are playing a song that switches from  C major to A minor, you would select C Major as  your scale type first, and the harmony notes for that scale are available to you. Then change the Harmonizer to A minor, (Natural, Melodic, or Harmonic), and see all the notes and chords that scale employs, and again how and where to play them.

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When you press the second scale degree button, the D Minor, you see the harmony membership notes for that. You proceed through all seven degrees for the complete scale.

When working on Songs, click on the Key and Scale type for the chord you want to figure out the hamonies to. So, if your song goes from C to Am, use the Harmonizer to switch to A Minor. Then you will be able to see and play all the scale degree harmonies for that chord.

This is what you see when the B Diminished button below is clicked, the second scale degree for your Am. Remember, you don't only get the notes of the harmony, you see where and how to actually play them in multiple locations on the neck. 
The program walks you through the scales full harmonized structure.. Any (Every) Key.