SeeChord charts can provide an invaluable platform for discussion of harmony, structure and style.  Looking at a complete chart enables the user to see the entire layout of a piece of music and to quickly identify any areas of interest.  Two charts can also be compared and contrasted, allowing students to enter high level analysis discussions from an informed position.

Here is an example of two blues variations:

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With the charts placed one above the other, it is instantly obvious where the harmonic variations have occured, and with a little study, how the variations have been made.  It is also a great starting point for students to create their own variations by changing the chart themselves and then playing the result.

Entire movements to sonatas, concertos or symphonies can also be seen on one chart.  This means that discussions on establishing a key, modulation, recapitulation etc. can take place with a powerful visual learning aid, while hearing the passages at the same time.

SeeChord charts can also help students to remember the harmonic structure of a piece of music.  Cadences, chromaticism, even atonality can produce memorable patterns for the student to recall in an exam envirmonment.