I Write The Music

Full Video: Art for Life’s Sake: In Conversation with Yo-Yo Ma

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on July 20, 2017

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The Aspen Institute 

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Streamed live on Jun 27, 2013

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, 2013 Harman-Eisner artist in residence, discusses his far-reaching vision for how artists can practice their citizenship, as individuals and through institutions—and how the arts fulfill a fundamental human need by forging and strengthening community.

Interviewer: Damian Woetzel, Director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program

Session produced by the Aspen Institute Arts Program, under the direction of Damian Woetzel. For more information about the Aspen Institute Arts Program, visit http://www.aspeninstitute.org/artsprogram

Arvo Part – Bamboo Dream (Cloud Gate Dance Theatre) – 2002

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on July 19, 2017

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TheSskain 

 

Hymn to the Sun with the Beat of the Mother Earth – Satoshi Yagisawa – 7-18-17

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on July 18, 2017

 

 

THE PIANO GUYS – Can’t Help Falling in Love (Elvis

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on July 16, 2017

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ThePianoGuys 

 

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MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS – MTT- Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4, 4th mvmt

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on July 15, 2017

 

 

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The Self-Compassionate Pianist

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on July 15, 2017

The life of the pianist is, by necessity, solitary

(and I have written before about The Pianist’s Loneliness).

For many of us, the solitude is not an issue:

we crave a sense of apartness to enable us

to do our work and to create special connections

with audiences when we perform,

and we need quietude/

via The Self-Compassionate Pianist — The Cross-Eyed Pianist

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Composition – Composing from a Chord Scheme (Lesson 4)

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on July 12, 2017

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Music Matters 

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Published on Jan 27, 2016

In this video we take a look at how we can take a simple chord scheme and compose a variety of melodies in different styles to give you an idea of some compositional techniques.

● Download more videos here: http://www.mmcourses.co.uk/composition

● About this series:
This package aims to help you acquire and develop your compositional technique, from starting with basic ideas and moving into more advanced writing. Area’s covered include melody writing, how to work with chords, setting words to music, dealing with texture, structure, how to write a song, and a host of other issues. This series, presented to you by ABRSM Examiner Gareth Green, will guide you through each area step by step in a clear and informative manor, lesson by lesson.

● If you are interested in downloading the rest of this series then please visit:
http://www.mmcourses.co.uk/composition

● For more videos, courses and information please visit our website:
http://www.mmcourses.co.uk
http://www.gareth-green.com

 

Grade 3 Theory – Simple & Compound Time

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on July 10, 2017

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Eastman Jazz Ensemble 2015

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on July 8, 2017

EastmanJazzDept 

 

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Eastman Percussion Ensemble: Fandango 13

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on July 7, 2017

 

 

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What is Voice Leading? – Learn to Compose Music

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on July 6, 2017

Art of Composing 

 

Using Portfolios to Improve Music Instruction — mr a music place – 7-5-17

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on July 6, 2017

Portfolios in education are collections

of student work and of documents related to

those pieces of student work.

They make possible the documentation

of student activity and learning,

the reflecting upon work even days or weeks

after it is completed,

and the charting of progress over time

as work collected at various moments is compared …

via Using Portfolios to Improve Music Instruction — mr a music place

HAPPY 4TH – J.P. SOUSA – The Stars and Stripes Forever

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on July 4, 2017

GARY EWER – Making Use of Musical Ambiguity in Your Songwriting – The Essential Secrets of Songwriting

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on July 4, 2017

There is a pattern you’ll notice in most pop songs, which is that as they move along, they alternate between sections that are ambiguous in nature and sections that are much clearer and easy to understand. I like using the terms “fragile” and “strong”: In many songs, that “fragile-strong” labelling is synonymous with “verse-chorus” structure.…

via Making Use of Musical Ambiguity in Your Songwriting — The Essential Secrets of Songwriting

Underblown Eb clarinet multiphonics — heather rocheUnderblown Eb clarinet multiphonics

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on July 3, 2017

This post is closely related to the post on using the register key, the post on bass clarinet underblown multiphonics and also to the post on Eb clarinet dyads. It might be worth reading those, as well as the posts on spectral multiphonics for Bb, bass and contrabass clarinets, and Bb and Bass dyads to have a […]

via Underblown Eb clarinet multiphonics — heather roche

The King’s Singers – Greensleeves

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on July 2, 2017

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Aram Khachaturian – Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano (1932) [Score-Video]

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on June 30, 2017

Wind Octet – Igor Stravinsky

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on June 29, 2017

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Germán Yagüe

Javier Fajardo conducts “Octet”, composed by Ígor Stravinsky, at the CONSMUPA’s auditorium in Oviedo, Spain. 2015.

 

A Conversation with Igor Stravinsky, 1957

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on June 29, 2017

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John Randolph

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Published on Aug 14, 2016

A Conversation with Igor Stravinsky
from The Wisdom Series, 1957

 

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“Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.” – Igor Stravinsky – Art Of Quotation

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on June 29, 2017

“Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.”

— Igor Stravinsky, composer, Russian Composer”

via “Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.” — Art of Quotation

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