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Learn How to Play 2 Fundamental Rhythm Patterns on the Piano!

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on December 21, 2018

Musicians Inspired

Published on Jul 31, 2016

SUBSCRIBE 57K► Crash Course – Piano for Singer/Songwriters: https://www.udemy.com/pianoforsingers… ► Pop/Rock Rhythm Immersion: https://www.udemy.com/piano-singerson… In this video, I explain rhythmic subdivision and why it’s important to understand when playing the piano. I then teach you how to play two fundamental rhythm patterns that you can start using today to write songs and perform. An 8th note rhythm pattern and a 16th note rhythm pattern. Enjoy!

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Herbie Hancock – Pianist

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on December 19, 2018

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Juilliard Composition | A Day in the Life

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on December 15, 2018

The Juilliard School

Published on Jun 14, 2016

Follow composition student Anne Qian Wang as she goes through a not-so-typical day at Juilliard, which includes a composition lesson, classes, and the world premiere of her piece, “Quartered,” performed by the Juilliard Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall. All music composed by Anne Wang: ‘Quartered (Four Songs for Four Seasons)’ (2016) Score for ‘Benny and Jack’s Flying Machine’ (Short film dir. Krysten Resnick, 2013). Belong to something brilliant: http://www.juilliard.edu/we Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheJuilliard… Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JuilliardSchool Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/juilliardschool

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John Rutter – Advice for Emerging Composers

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on December 15, 2018

Oxford Academic (Oxford University Press)

In this short film John Rutter reflects on his 50 or so years of composing some of the world’s most loved choral music, and offers some advice for emerging composers. For more short films featuring John Rutter, visit http://oxford.ly/2yWxTqN. John Rutter studied music at Clare College, Cambridge and first came to notice as a composer and arranger of Christmas carols and other choral pieces during those early years; today his compositions, including such concert-length works as Requiem, Magnificat, Mass of the Children, The Gift of Life, and Visions are performed around the world. John edits the Oxford Choral Classics series, and, with Sir David Willcocks, co-edited four volumes of Carols for Choirs. In 1983 he formed his own choir The Cambridge Singers, with whom he has made numerous recordings on the Collegium Records label, and he appears regularly in several countries as a guest conductor and choral ambassador. John holds a Lambeth Doctorate in Music, and was awarded a CBE for services to music in 2007. Music: ‘The Holy City’ from Visions, by John Rutter. Performed by Kerson Leong (violin), The Temple Church Boys’ Choir, The Cambridge Singers, and the Aurora Orchestra. Used by kind permission of Collegium records. © Oxford University Press

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Mr Bean visits London Philharmonic

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on December 12, 2018

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Evening Workshop | MIT 21M.342 Composing for Jazz Orchestra, Fall 2008

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on December 10, 2018

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The Piano Guys – O come Emmanuel

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on December 6, 2018


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Celebrate the Trombone

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on December 5, 2018

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Unusual Chotd Progressions

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on December 4, 2018

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Tchaikovsky Symphony NO.6 – Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on December 3, 2018


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Carl Nielsen – Wind Quintet – w/score

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on November 29, 2018

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Chick Corea Solo – Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on November 27, 2018


Paul Hoffman Pianolessen
Published on Oct 21, 2018

Chick Corea speelt piano solo. Een concert waarbij dit jazz icoon ook de klassieken opzoekt, zo komen bijvoorbeeld Scarlatti, Chopin en Scriabin voorbij. Op Chick’s eigen wijze dan wel:-) . Een intieme setting waarbij hij het contact zoekt met het publiek dat zelfs op het podium gevraagd wordt om mee te spelen.

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Music Analysis Posts – New Page

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on November 26, 2018

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Jazz Theory – Gil Evans’ Arrangement of “My Ship”

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on November 26, 2018
Music Analysis


David Bennett Thomas
Published on Jun 21, 2012

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Rachmaninoff: 10 Preludes Op.23 (Lugansky)

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on November 24, 2018


Ashish Xiangyi Kumar

Published on Nov 5, 2015

It’s not easy to think of a composer who was Chopin’s match in writing miniatures, but Rachmaninoff at least comes very close. His preludes are marvels of textural innovation, harmonic imagination, gorgeous counterpoint (Rachmaninoff’s brilliance at counterpoint is really not noticed often enough), and lyricism in all its forms — bleak, sweeping, stark, doleful, lush. (Individual descriptions below.)

Lugansky’s performances are some of my favourites. I think of him as being for Rachmaninoff what Rubinstein was for Chopin. There’s nothing bloated or forced about his style, and it manages to find a perfect middle ground between harsh, steely banginess (a bit easy too easy to slip into with Rachmaninoff) and saccharine melodrama. The melodies are clear, the counterpoint well-formed, the tempi judicious, the musical peaks and troughs clear even in the densest passages. In some passages Lugansky also reveals a gift for startling coloration. With music as naturally rich as Rachmaninoff’s the result is a fantastic listening experience, completely bereft of the sense of weary struggle and stiffness you sometimes get.

1. Largo, F-sharp minor — 0:00 2. *Maestoso, B-flat major — 3:26. Lugansky’s performance is both thunderously exuberant and tightly controlled. The LH melodies in the middle section are impeccably outlined: 4:23 onward. 3. Tempo di minuetto, D minor — 6:53. Note the striking canonic passage with diminuition at 9:28. 4. Andante cantabile, D major — 10:27. Unorthodox harmonies scaffolding a simple but marvelous melody. 5. *Alla marcia, G minor — 15:04. Yet again, more striking counterpoint from 16:48 onward. 6. *Andante, E-flat major — 18:52. Note how carefully Lugansky parses the minor voices in an already contrapuntally dense prelude. E.g.: 20:15. 7. *Allegro, C minor — 22:04. One of Rachmaninoff’s best. Lugansky produces some stunning bell-like sounds [22:28] and dynamic changes [23:27]. 8. Allegro vivace, A-flat major — 24:28 9. Presto, E-flat minor — 27:41 10: *Largo, G-flat major — 29:27 This neglected prelude features some of Rachmanioff’s starkest and most beautiful counterpoint [31:35++] played with impeccable clarity, with some lovely harmonic turns and arpeggiation thrown into the mix [see e.g., 32:36++.]

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Graham J Lloyd – The Song of the Severn – piano, string quartet

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on November 23, 2018
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Berklee Online – Maximizing Emotion in Music Production – Keep Your Audience and Listeners in Mind

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on November 21, 2018

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Berklee Online – Arranging for Solo Guitar – Introductions and Endings | Intro Chord Progressions | –

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on November 21, 2018

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JOE BONAMASSA – Virtuoso Guitar / Singer – A Wild Trip!

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on November 19, 2018

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Published on Nov 10, 2011

Filmed by Linda Moke in HD A stellar performance of this acoustic masterpiece!! The audio gets muffled a bit at 1:42 but comes back in seconds

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J. S. Bach – Chaccone (Henryk Szeryng – Violin)

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on November 19, 2018

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