I Write The Music

VanAnh Vo – Vietnamese multi instrumentalist, composer, vocalist

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

 

Excerpt work from Fire and Bronze (stage 1) production. Featuring Jazz guitarist Nguyen Le. Ensemble members: Sheldon Brown on wind and reed instruments, Jimi Nakagawa on Taiko, Aaron Germain on Upright Bass and electronic bass. Van-Anh Vo on dan Tranh (Vietnamese 16-string zither), dan Bau (the monochord), dan T’rung (the bamboo xylophone), vocal, Viet traditional drum and other percussions.
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Learning Music With Ray – Connecting Chord Progressions

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

 

 

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Learning Music With Ray – Verse/Chorus Song Form

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

 

 

Steely Dan, In Memory – “The busy world was not for me, So I went and found my own” – by Art of Quotation – 9-4-17

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on September 5, 2017

“The busy world was not for me,

So I went and found my own”

Lyricist, songwriter, musician, Walter Becker,

1950-2017, Goodbye in 2017.

Lyrics from “The Caves Of Altamira” written by

Walter Becker and Donald Fagen,

and recorded by Steely Dan, 1976.

Art Quotes Art The cave drawings of Altamira –

mankind’s earliest efforts …

via In Memory: “The busy world was not for me, So I went and found my own” — Art of Quotation

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Tchaikowsky – Waltz of the Flowers Harmonic Analysis by Byron Wiegel

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

Bill Hilton – Piano for Beginners, Lesson 12 || Rhythm reading and new scales

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

Johannes Brahms – Documentary about the German Composer

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

 

 

 

 

 

Pine Covered Path – by Tim Janis

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

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Music Composition Lesson 14.1 – Types of Melodic Phrases

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on September 1, 2017

Gloria Estefan – Heaven’s What I Feel

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

 

Tweety Sweety 

Published on Jan 26, 2015

The song was released as the first official single from the album “Gloria!” and was recorded in three languages: English, Spanish and French

 

 

Why We Analyse Music | Julian Horton

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

 

Society for Music Analysis 

Published on Feb 23, 2016

Professor Julian Horton opens up a dialogue between music analysis and musicology, exploring ways in which motivic and formal analysis can reflect and interact with broader historical issues.

Looking in detail at the exposition in movement one of Brahms’ Symphony No. 1, Op. 68, we will investigate the relationship between functions in a sonata form and the dense network of motivic counterpoint from which they are constructed. This will then be contextualised with late-nineteenth-century debates about the appropriate mode of expression in a symphony, especially the Wagnerian view that Brahms had wrongly imported a domestic, chamber-musical style into a public genre.

For additional content, including recommended recordings, suggested reading and music examples, see http://www.sma.ac.uk/videos/episode-1/.

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Presented by Julian Horton
Directed by Neil Neenan (@neilneenan)
Produced by Kirstie Hewlett (@kirstie_hewlett)

 

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How to Analyse a Chord Progression (Harmonic Analysis)

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on August 28, 2017

 

Alice Coltrane’s legacy

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on August 27, 2017

Critics, historians, musicians, and jazz enthusiasts still debate the identity of the heir to John Coltrane’s musical throne; but his widow, Alice Coltrane, who performed with him from 1966 until his death in 1967, was the one artist who continued his experiments in marrying spirituality with jazz and furthered his explorations of new compositional approaches […]

via Alice Coltrane’s legacy — Bibliolore

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Creating Hooks: Songwriting Tips from Neil Diercks | Berklee Online | ASCAP | Songwriting

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on August 26, 2017

 

Berklee Online 

Published on Aug 30, 2016

Download Your Free Songwriting Handbook Now: https://berkonl.in/2v4qUyj
Earn Your Songwriting Degree Online with Berklee: https://berkonl.in/2w6KwPi
In this free songwriting tutorial filmed at the 2016 ASCAP Expo, Berklee Online songwriting instructor Neil Diercks offers tips for creating different types and layers of hooks that will make your songs memorable and impactful in the industry.

About Berklee Online:
Berklee Online is the continuing education division of Berklee College of Music, delivering online access to Berklee’s acclaimed curriculum from anywhere in the world, offering online courses, certificate programs, and degree programs. Call, text, or email an Academic Advisor today:
1-866-BERKLEE (US)
1-617-747-2146 (international callers)
advisors@online.berklee.edu
http://www.facebook.com/BerkleeOnline
http://www.twitter.com/BerkleeOnline
http://www.instagram.com/berkleeonline/

About Neil Diercks:
Neil Diercks is a Los Angeles-based songwriter, song coach, and musician. He served for many years in various capacities at Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., in Nashville, beginning as an intern and eventually becoming Manager of A&R Activities. It was within this role that he worked with hit songwriters including Gary Burr, Steve Bogard, Stephony Smith, Jeff Stevens, and Victoria Shaw, who penned hits for artists such as Tim McGraw, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill, Ricky Martin, and Christina Aguilera.

Neil is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Berklee College of Music, where he studied songwriting, voice, and music business, and went on to serve on the Board of Trustees for three years. He has lectured and led songwriting workshops internationally, and has won several awards for his teaching, including the UPCEA Excellence in Teaching award (2015); the Pearson Excellence In Online Teaching award (2015); The Berklee College of Music Distinguished Faculty Award for Berklee Online (2016). He currently collaborates with songwriters and artists in Los Angeles and around the globe.

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Berklee School – How to Write a Song – Tips for Writing Lyrics to Music | Songwriting | Tips & Techniques

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on August 24, 2017

 

Berklee Online 

Published on Sep 10, 2015

Download our free Songwriting Degree Handbook: http://berkonl.in/2aQdoEd
Learn Songwriting Online with Berklee: http://berkonl.in/2mH8oIg
In this free tutorial, Berklee Online instructor Andrea Stolpe shares how to write a song using tips and techniques that will help you to write lyrics to music and convey your message to your listeners.

Placing that perfect lyrical idea into a melody without it sounding unnatural is a common obstacle to many songwriters. An unfortunate setting of a word or phrase can sink the emotion of the song, calling your listener’s attention away from WHAT you are saying to HOW you are saying it. Writing Lyrics to Music analyzes a variety of song forms to instruct you on key lyrical and melodic components: stressed and unstressed beats, rhyme positions, melodic sections, and tone. You’ll work through different musical feels and time signatures, and discover how the natural shapes of the words follow the shape of the melody, ultimately creating a much more expressive composition. This is a “can’t miss” course – it’s bound to take your writing to the next level. It will also make you a more valuable co-writer.

Enroll in Writing Lyrics to Music now: http://bit.ly/1JVEq6n

For more songwriting tips and techniques watch these free tutorials:
How to Write A Song: Sensory Writing Tricks
http://bit.ly/1JDBT0s
How to Write A Song: Use Critique to Improve Your Songs
http://bit.ly/1KtuXGN

Want more? Learn songwriting online with Berklee:
Learn techniques for writing original songs in a variety of musical styles—techniques that have propelled Berklee alumni to write number one songs and win Grammy Awards. In this program, you will develop skills to create song structures, harmonies, melodies, and lyrics that support and enhance the ideas that you want to express. Through listening and analysis, you will be able to recognize and discuss quality elements in musical and lyrical structures. You will learn arranging techniques that support the style and structure of a song with appropriate instrumentation. You will develop your own voice as a songwriter and learn to write more effectively and efficiently, whether by yourself or in collaboration with other songwriters.

Andrea Stolpe is a multi-platinum recorded songwriter, performing artist, and educator. She has worked as a staff writer for EMI, Almo-Irving, and Universal Music Publishing, with songs recorded by such artists as Faith Hill, Daniel Lee Martin, Julianne Hough, and others. Andrea is the author and instructor of the course Commercial Songwriting Techniques, part of Berklee Online’s online songwriting program. Recently released in fall of 2007, her book Popular Lyric Writing: 10 Steps to Effective Storytelling describes how to apply a unique process for uniting our artistic voice with the commercial market.

Andrea graduated with a degree in songwriting from Berklee College of Music. She continues to tour and promote her solo release, “Breaking Even,” and serve as a guest clinician nationally and abroad. Andrea lives in Los Angeles with her husband, recording engineer Jan Teddy.

Enroll in Commercial Songwriting Techniques now: http://bit.ly/1ixjQQH

How to Write A Song | Songwriting | Tips & Techniques | Free Tutorial

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GARY EWER – How the Rhythm of a Melody Changes as a Song Progresses

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on August 23, 2017

 

Gary Ewer 

ublished on Apr 17, 2017

Take a look at “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBooks: http://bit.ly/1YfxloK

There are subtle changes in the kinds of rhythms you use in a verse melody, compared to what you often see in a chorus. Rhythm is, of course, partly determined by the lyric, but there is a lot more to it than that.

In this video, you’ll discover the secrets of increasing the impact a chorus melody has, by elongating and simplifying the rhythms. Two songs serve as demonstrators for this basic principle: “Take It Easy” (Jackson Browne/Glenn Frey) and “Love Me Like You Do” (Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Ali Payami, Tove Nilsson)

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Mahler: Symphony No. 5 / Gergiev · World Orchestra for Peace · BBC Proms 2010

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on August 22, 2017

 

Josep489 

Great feature of russian Maestro Valery Gergiev with the World Orchestra for Peace, conducting Mahler’s 5th Symphony at BBC Proms 2010.
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Proms 2016 – Gustav Holst – The Planets [Edward Gardner, National Youth Orchestra]

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on August 21, 2017

 

hollowchatter 

Published on Sep 19, 2016

Edward Gardner leads the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the CBSO Youth Chorus in a performance of Gustav Holst’s The Planets with Colin Matthews’ supplementary piece “Pluto, The Renewer.” Recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall on August 6th 2016 as part of Prom 29.

Mars, the Bringer of War 0:00
Venus, the Bringer of Peace 7:15
Mercury, the Winged Messenger 15:09
Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity 18:58
Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age 26:42
Uranus, the Magician 35:32
Neptune, the Mystic 41:20
Pluto, the Renewer 49:17

How to Solo Using the CAGED Chord System for Guitar | Steve Stine | Guitar Zoom

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

 

Siegmund von Hausegger – Nature Symphony (1911)

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

 

 

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