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Teaching Musical Phrases – mr a music place

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

From a perceptual perspective, phrase may be the most important musical element that a music educator teaches. While pitch and rhythm are perhaps the most foundational, and while there can be no phrases without pitch and rhythm, people perceive and understand music aurally in groups of sounds, not from individual notes. Even in instances where […]

via Teaching Musical Phrases — mr a music place

Music Theory Doesn’t Stunt Creativity – It Fuels It

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

Predictably, the people who think music theory is a waste of time are the ones who’ve either never studied it, or who’ve learned to hate the study of it. Just as predictably, the ones who feel that music theory is a must for anyone who writes or performs music are the ones who’ve got a…

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

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Dizzy Gillespie – Blue Rhythm Fantasy

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on February 28, 2017
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Art of Composing – Live Sketching and Counterpoint

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

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In this composer symposium, I sketch and complete a short piece for piano while answering questions and discussing my process of music composition.

 

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Jon Brantingham – Art of Composing – Techniques for Expanding Your Compositions

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

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Altissimo Quarter Tone Studies

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

One for the bass clarinet players today… I was working on writing up some short exercises to help with working on the altissimo, particularly quarter tones, and thought that actually these might be useful for any advanced bass clarinet students who want to work on them. These studies are definitely meant for advanced bass clarinet […]

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3 Tips for Getting Millennials Interested in Music Learning – A Guest Post by Alternate Tone Music School

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

Millennials were born into a world full of electronics and gadgets. They have no memory of a world without the Internet, smartphones, and laptops. Many of them have been plugged into an electronic device since they were toddlers. Surrounded by an overwhelming amount of stimuli, millenials often have a very short attention span. The generational…

via 3 Tips for Getting Millennials Interested in Music Learning – A Guest Post by Alternate Tone Music School — Music Matters Blog

Paula Cole – I Don’t Want to Wait

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

February 19, Elfrida Andrée (1841-1929)

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

Since July, I have been concentrating solely on female composers. You can read about that in my post from July 19. If I can’t find one born on the calendar day, I may not post. On with today’s composer. Elfrida Andrée (19 February 1841 – 11 January 1929), was a Swedish organist, composer, and conductor. I […]

via February 19, Elfrida Andrée (1841-1929) — Kurt Nemes’ Classical Music Almanac

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Peter Gundry – Beautiful Epic Instrumental Music – Creation

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

Galway

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on February 17, 2017

Worth Repeating: a documentary on songwriting

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

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Katy Perry – Unconditionally

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

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Writing a Song Melody That Uses an Arch Shape

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

In 1937 Carl Orff wrote “Carmina Burana,” a 25-movement song cycle/scenic cantata that became an instant audience favourite. My choir, Dalhousie Collegium Cantorum, is working on this piece in preparation for an early-April performance, and it’s a ton of fun. Even if you aren’t familiar with the entire work, you likely do know the epic first song, “O…

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JOHANNES BRAHMS – Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op.52 – (Love Songs)

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on February 14, 2017

Murray State University Concert Choir performs Brahms in Lovett Auditorium

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Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52

1. Rede, Mädchen SATB
2. Am Gesteine rauscht die Flut SATB (1:09)
3. O die Frauen TB (1:49)
4. Wie des Abends schöne Röte SA (3:01)
5. Die grüne Hopfenranke SATB (3:49)
6. Ein kleiner, hübscher Vogel SATB (5:46)
7. Wohl schön bewandt war es S (A) (8:11)
8. Wenn so lind dein Auge mir SATB (9:39)
9. Am Donaustrande SATB (11:07)
10. O wie sanft die Quelle SATB (13:16)
11. Nein, es ist nicht auszukommen SATB (14:09)
12. Schlosser auf, und mache Schlösser SATB (14:59)
13. Vögelein durchrauscht die Luft SA (15:39)
14. Sieh, wie ist die Welle klar TB (16:25)
15. Nachtigall, sie singt so schön SATB (17:17)
16. Ein dunkeler Schacht ist Liebe SATB (18:37)
17. Nicht wandle, mein Licht T (19:52)
18. Es bebet das Gesträuche SATB (21:48)

Neue Liebeslieder, Op. 65 (1869-74)

No. 1 Verzicht, o Herz, auf Rettung (23:13)
No. 2: Finstere Schatten der Nacht (23:57)
No. 3: An jeder Hand der Finger (25:28)
No. 4: Ihr schwarzen Augen (26:48)
No. 5: Wahre, wahre deinen Sohn (27:23)
No. 6: Rosen steckt mir an die Mutter (28:26)
No. 7: Vom Gebirge Well’ auf Well’ (29:22)
No. 8: Weiche Gräser im Revier (30:25)
No. 9: Nagen am Herzen (31:55)
No. 10: Ich kose süß mit der und der (33:00)
No. 11: Alles, alles in den Wind (34:04)
No. 12: Schwarzer Wald, dein Schatten ist so düster! (35:04)
No. 13: Nein, Geliebter, setze dich (37:44)
No. 14: Flammenauge, dunkles Haar (39:24)
Zum Schluß: Nun, ihr Musen, genug! (44:04)

BBC Singers conducted by Jane Glover
Catherine Edwards and John Alley, piano 4-hands

Liebeslieder Waltzes are distributed across two opus numbers: 52 and 65. The waltzes are a collection of love songs in Ländler style for voices and four hands piano. The lyrics for the Liebeslieder come from Georg Friedrich Daumer’s Polydora collection of folk songs and love poems. While there is no concrete record indicating the exact inspiration for the Waltzes, there is speculation that Brahms’ motivation for the songs was his frustrated love for pianist Clara Schumann, composer Robert Schumann’s wife

Neue Liebeslieder, Op. 65 (New Love Songs), also known as Neue Liebesliederwalzer, is a collection of Romantic pieces written for four solo voices and four hands on the piano. The Neue Liebeslieder were written during the Romantic period between 1869 and 1874. The text of the songs is adapted from folk songs of various areas of Europe including Turkey, Poland, Latvia, and Sicily. The text for songs 1 through 14 were translated and compiled by Georg Friedrich Daumer in his poem series, Polydora; the text for the fifteenth and final song, entitled Zum Schluß (In Conclusion), was written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

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R.I.P. AL JAREAU

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on February 13, 2017

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Piano Improv

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

Check out a Piano Improv I did for Facebook live on February 3rd.

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Jim Hall_Concierto de Aranjuez

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on February 9, 2017

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A Night in Tunisia -The Bass Gang – Double Bass Quartet

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

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