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How to Compose Music – Lesson 7 – Small Ternary Form

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



Published on Mar 21, 2012

http://www.artofcomposing.com/free Learn how to compose music, from start to finish. Be sure to sign up at http://www.artofcomposing.com/free to get the full benefits of the course including summaries of all the lessons, worksheets and additional videos. In this course, you’ll learn about melody, harmony, form, accompaniment, dynamics, articulations and how to make your music generally sound good. Study the ways in which Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven all made their music work.
Lesson 1 – How to Write a Melody – Learn about how to write a Basic Idea, the real building block of classical music. The easiest way you’ve ever seen, to write a convincing melody.
Lesson 2 – Harmony 101 – Learn about harmony, and how to make the basic idea you wrote in lesson 1, fit to different harmonies.
Lesson 3 – The Musical Period – Learn about the musical period, the first of the small theme types that classical composers use in their music.
Lesson 4 – The Musical Sentence – Learn about the musical sentence, the second of the small theme types that classical composers use in their music.
Lesson 5 – Functional Harmony – Start to get in depth with your knowledge of harmony. Find out what you’ve been missing that will make writing chord progressions easier than ever.
Lesson 6 – Harmonic Progressions and Chromaticism – Learn even more about how to use harmony to get the effects you want in your music. Learn about the different types of chord progressions, sequences and how to easily use chromatic harmony.
Lesson 7 – Your First Complete Piece – Learn about small ternary form, and how all the previous lessons fit together to create a complete piece of music.
Lesson 8 – The Details – Learn how to use your accompaniment, articulations and dynamics to create a great sounding, convincing piece of classical music.

Review of Scaler 1.5 – chord detection and creative chord progression creator utility (VST/AU/AAX) by PluginBoutique — Andrulian’s blog

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


Introduction PluginBoutique have updated Scaler to version 1.5. I’ve previously reviewed version 1.2 and have updated the review to reflect the changes. Scaler is a unique and inspirational MIDI effect that makes finding chords and progressions intuitive and fun. With note detection, scale selection and chord suggestions, Scaler is a comprehensive but easy-to-use toolbox that […]

via Review of Scaler 1.5 – chord detection and creative chord progression creator utility (VST/AU/AAX) by PluginBoutique — Andrulian’s blog

How to Listen to Classical Music: Expression and Emotion

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on October 11, 2018

Published on Feb 1, 2018

Episode 2: EMOTION. A multi-part guide on how to get THE MOST out of classical music. This is the second part of a short series of videos on how to listen to classical music. This video focuses on how we feel emotion when listening to music. It looks at different kinds of musical expression and emotional music, including what makes us dance, how lyrics affect us, and how performers such as Beyonce and Chester Bennington are so successfully expressive. It looks at how we perceive movement in music, as well as qualities, and forces such as musical tension and climax. It also crucially reviews Roger Scruton’s idea of the Dance of Sympathy, which is key to feeling emotion when listening to classical music. While many people use classical music for studying, relaxing and relaxation, or sleeping, far fewer people actually enjoy listening actively. Due to the difficult state of music education, most people don’t know how to follow a symphony, or how the best composers wrote and structured their works. While it has been proven that classical music can be beneficial to the mental development of babies and kids, I believe it has life enhancing qualities for all ages, and as an art form deserves to be shared, whether through outreach, or tutorials and lessons like these. Classical music, at its best, can be richly emotional, and I believe that its emotion can be unlocked by anyone willing to follow these guides through. The principles that I will go through apply to all music, whether live in concert or on CD or Spotify, and whether you’re listening to Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Handel, Brahms, Chopin, Wagner, Verdi, or Puccini, and whether listening to Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Orchestral, Choral, or Chamber music. Many programs suggest that learning an instrument such as the piano, violin, guitar, cello, oboe, clarinet, or singing in a choir, is crucial for music appreciation. Well I think these skills, as well as learning to read sheet music and training your ear, can be extremely useful, I believe that almost anyone can learn to enjoy classical music with minimal training and music theory. Therefore, this short series will be very light on music theory, and will only use it when necessary to highlight certain forms such as sonata, rondo, and other typical forms. While I originally got into classical music via movie scores and film composers such as Howard Shore, John Williams, and Hans Zimmer, I discovered this way of listening which has completely changed the way I approach and enjoy classical music. I hope through these videos I can share that with you. — LIST OF MEDIA IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE (not including those named in video): Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Parrot Dancing Gangnam Style James Bond – Main Theme from Casino Royale The Last of Us – All Gone James Brown – I Feel Good Beyonce – Love on Top (Live at Roseland) Linkin Park – No More Sorrow Crystal Castles – Alice Practice Bernstein conducts Mahler 5 Adagietto Saint-Saens – Organ Symphony – Slow Movement Mozart – Great Mass in C minor – Kyrie Mozart – Rondo alla Turka Debussy – Reflets dans l’eau Ella Fitzgerald – It Don’t Mean a Thing (live at Cote d’Azur) Anoushka Shankar – Raga Mozart – Piano Concerto in A major, no. 23 – Slow Movement Mozart – Flute and Harp Concerto – Slow Movement Jurassic Park – ‘They’re inside’ Rembrandt – Self Portrait Breaking Bad – Season 3 Finale – ‘Full Measure’ Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker – Pas de Deux Lots of Dancing Stock Footage… Conducting Stock Footage including Carlos Kleiber, Barenboim, and Abbado Barenboim plays Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto






Music Composition – Dissonance = Emotion

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on October 11, 2018


Published on Jul 15, 2017

BECOME A PATRON → http://bit.ly/2tqdPLG In this episode of Everything Music we explore the concept that Dissonance = Emotion. This is Part 2 of my film scoring tutorial. BUY THE BEATO BOOK HERE → http://bit.ly/2uTQFlo
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Free Downloadable Resources for Piano Teachers and Students

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

10 Year Old Music Genius – Pianist , Composer

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on October 7, 2018



Published on Feb 5, 2018

Ariel Lanyi is more than just a pianist, he’s a composer too. At only 10 Years Old Ariel is capable of playing multiple genres of music on the piano including Jazz, one of the hardest styles of music to play on a piano.
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ART OF COMPOSING – Composer Symposium – Composer Q&A

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




Streamed live on Jun 18, 2018

https://www.artofcomposing.com/ This is a great place to learn about music composition, ask me questions, and get feedback on your music.
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AUDACITY – Boost Quality and Volume

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



Published on Mar 11, 2017
This is a quick tutorial on how to give your audio a boost of quality and volume, this stuff can only help so much so don’t rely on this, start with audio as good as you can make it. 0:18 – Noise reduction 1:08 – Gain slider 1:47 – Amplify 2:35 – Envelope —————————————————————————— LINKZ!! http://www.teachmeaudio.com/recording… : Walker, Leigh. “Sound Envelopes – Teach Me Audio”. Teach Me Audio. N.p., 2017. Web. 11 Mar. 2017. https://www.britannica.com/science/en… : The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. “Envelope | Sound”. Encyclopedia Britannica. N.p., 2017. Web. 11 Mar. 2017.

GARY EWER – Songwriter’s Checklist

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



Published on Mar 29, 2018

A quick description of the free Songwriter’s Checklist, written by Gary Ewer. Download a free copy of The Songwriter’s checklist here: http://www.secretsofsongwriting.com/s… To see and purchase Gary’s other songwriting eBooks, visit: http://www.secretsofsongwriting.com/p…


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5 Songwriting Tools That Change Everything | ASCAP | Songwriting | Tips & Tricks – Berklee Online

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on October 2, 2018



Published on Jun 20, 2017

Download Your Free Songwriting Handbook Now: https://berkonl.in/2v4qUyj Earn Your Songwriting Degree Online with Berklee: https://berkonl.in/2w6KwPi Stop tweaking and make the most essential changes for better songs. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to identify and amplify your strengths while embracing the imperfect characteristics that make your music unique. Find greater creativity and accelerate your writing process by doing the 5 things that matter most in getting your songs heard and appreciated. About Andrea Stolpe: 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. Her own recorded output includes a solo release, “Breaking Even.” Andrea is the author and instructor of the course Commercial Songwriting Techniques, part of Berklee Online’s online songwriting program. 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. Andrea lives in Los Angeles with her husband, recording engineer Jan Teddy.


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How to Write Better Melodies with Motivic Development

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on September 30, 2018


Published on Aug 8, 2017

This Loop of the Day packs a big punch of melodic development. — http://www.patreon.com/jeffschneider — To learn more about Skype lessons: http://bit.ly/2mZo0nc — My Gear (but does it really matter?): Saxophone: Reeds – http://amzn.to/2byJByQ Ligature – http://amzn.to/2b1uYll Mouthpiece – http://bit.ly/2lKbmb8 Saxophone – Selmer Mark VI SN: 111XXX – http://bit.ly/29W1Srz EWI – http://amzn.to/2b1EKXj Production: Logic Pro X – http://apple.co/2ddYCu8 Slate Digital Everything Bundle – http://bit.ly/2qU4RZ4 Toontrack EZ Drummer – http://amzn.to/2tSnjSH Toontrack Superior Drummer – http://amzn.to/2uiiNOs Waves Plugins – http://amzn.to/2cG5ET7 Omnisphere 2 – http://amzn.to/2cG6RK7 Trillian – http://amzn.to/2cwDtbL Keyscape – http://amzn.to/2i7eQmI Native Instrumen ts – http://amzn.to/2cOBGlo Midi Controller – http://amzn.to/2bdjNtd Studio Monitors – http://amzn.to/2tcbiIZ Mixcube – http://amzn.to/2unqh23 Studio Mic – http://amzn.to/2cK1LP4 USB Mic – http://amzn.to/2hwYXFn Instagram: @JeffSchneiderMusic Snapchat/Facebook/Twiiter: @JSchneidsMusic http://www.JeffSchneiderMusic.com

Edvard Grieg – Piano Concerto A Minor – Leif Ove Andsnes, Pianist – Leonard Slatkin, Conductor

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


Published on Sep 11, 2014

Gustav Mahler – Das Lied von der Erde (Songs of the Earth)

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on September 25, 2018



Published on Oct 13, 2015

– Composer: Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860 — 18 May 1911) – Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker – Conductor: Bruno Walter – Soloists: Julius Patzak (tenor), Kathleen Ferrier (alto) –
Year of recording: 1952 Das Lied von der Erde [The Song of the Earth], written in 1908-1909. 00:00 – I. Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde 08:47 – II. Der Einsame im Herbst 18:05 – III. Von der Jugend 21:10 – IV. Von der Schönheit 28:00 – V. Der Trunkene im Frühling 32:27 – VI. Der Abschied
Mahler conceived this large-scale work for two vocal soloists and orchestra in 1908. Laid out in six separate movements, each of them an independent song, the work is described on the title-page as Eine Symphonie für eine Tenor- und eine Alt- (oder Bariton-) Stimme und Orchester (nach Hans Bethges “Die chinesische Flöte”) — “A Symphony for Tenor and Alto (or Baritone) Voice and Orchestra (after Hans Bethge’s ‘The Chinese Flute'”). Bethge’s text was published in the autumn of 1907. Mahler’s use of ‘Chinese’ motifs in the music is unique in his output. Composed in the years 1908–1909, it followed the Eighth Symphony,
but is not numbered as the Ninth, which is a different work. Following the most painful period (1907) in his life, Mahler touches on issues of living, parting and salvation with this work. Mahler himself wrote: “I think it is probably the most personal composition I have created thus far.” Bruno Walter (the conductor in this performance) called it “the most personal utterance among Mahler’s creations, and perhaps in all music.” Four of the Chinese poems used by Mahler (“Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde”, “Von der Jugend”, “Von der Schönheit” and “Der Trunkene im Frühling”) are by Li Bai, the famous Tang dynasty wandering poet.
The German text used by Mahler was derived from Hans Bethge’s translations in his book Die chinesische Flöte (1907). “Der Einsame im Herbst” is by Qian Qi and “Der Abschied” combines poems by Mong Hao-Ran and Wang Wei, plus several additional lines by Mahler himself. The original public performance was given on 20 November 1911 in the Tonhalle in Munich, with Bruno Walter conducting and sung by Sara Cahier and William Miller. One of the earliest in London (possibly the first) was in January 1913 at the Queen’s Hall, under Henry Wood, where it was sung by Gervase Elwes and Doris Woodall: Wood thought it ‘excessively modern but very beautiful’
In 1960, 100 years after Mahler’s birth, the great composer / conductor and Mahler champion Leonard Bernstein described this as Mahler’s greatest work. Anecdotes concerning Kathleen Ferrier: – The first time she performed this work with Bruno Walter, Ferrier did not sing the last few notes “ewig” (“forever”) as she was in tears. For this “unprofessionalism” she apologised profusely, to which Walter then gallantly replied, “My dear Miss Ferrier, if we were all as professional as you we would all be in tears.” – At the time of the recording, Kathleen Ferrier was in considerable pain from the cancer from which she was suffering. The orchestra were aware of just how ill she was and played their socks off for her. The result is one of only a handful of occasions when something quite magical is captured on disc. Kathleen Ferrier died, 17 months later, at the age of only 41.




Meet the Artist – Tim Psappha, percussionist — The Cross-Eyed Pianist

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on September 25, 2018

You have to be true to yourself

but at the same time listen to others and take advice,

listen to live performances,

listen to multiple recordings of the same piece

and work out how you want it to sound.

Record yourself and listen back;

in my experience it doesn’t always sound

the way you think it does!

If, like me, you have the privilege of

working with composers,

make sure you spend a decent amount of time with them

and get into their sound world.

via Meet the Artist – Tim Psappha, percussionist — The Cross-Eyed Pianist

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Rick Beato – How To Develop a Musical Idea From Scratch – Recording and Arranging

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on September 23, 2018


Published on Jan 23, 2017

How To Develop a Musical Idea From Scratch – Recording and Arranging Your Musical Ideas. In this episode we explore the how to develop a musical idea. I will take you step-by-step through the creative process of how I come up with, develop and arrange ideas for a film scoring cue or just the musical examples for my videos Links To Follow: BUY THE BEATO BOOK HERE → http://bit.ly/2uTQFlo BECOME A PATRON → http://bit.ly/2tqdPLG SUBSCRIBE HERE → http://bit.ly/2eEs9gX Skype Lessons are available on a limited basis. If you are interested please write me at rickbeato1@gmail.com If you would like to support my video creation, you can hit the SUPPORT button on the sidebar of my main page YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/RickBeato Artist Facebook –https://www.facebook.com/rickbeatopro… Personal Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/rick.beato.1 Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/rickbeato1/ Follow On Twitter – @rickbeato http://www.nuryl.com http://www.rickbeato.com



Adam Neely – The 5 Music Theory/Composition Books That Most Influenced Me

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on September 23, 2018



Published on Jun 4, 2018

These music theory and composition books were enormously influential on my development as a musician in one way or another. They came at the right time for me – maybe they’ll come at the right time for you too! If you decide to check them out, do me a favor and click my affiliate links below!
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Music Composition – Counterpoint & Combining Multiple Techniques

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on September 22, 2018

Published on Apr 28, 2018

In this episode of Everything Music we will explore how to combine multiple composition techniques. BUY THE BEATO BOOK HERE → http://bit.ly/2uTQFlo MERCH HERE → https://bit.ly/2qspKJA **Advanced Harmonic Concepts for Composition and Improvisation Video Course** → http://bit.ly/2nl5Qky SUBSCRIBE HERE → http://bit.ly/2eEs9gX BEATO MUSIC FORUM → forum.rickbeato.com —————————————————————————————————————— My Links to Follow: YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/RickBeato




How To Write Better Songs

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on September 20, 2018

Horacio Lavandera – Compositores Argentinos – Tribute to Argentinian Composers Full Concert

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on September 18, 2018




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Brahms, Horn Trio, opus 40, 2nd mvt., Scherzo – Music Animation

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on September 16, 2018



Published on Aug 12, 2018

FAQ To hear this video with sound, click here: https://viewsync.net/watch?v=TOeqIaNu… (and then click the top, middle, and bottom PLAY buttons, the big ones in the middle, not the smaller ones at the left, in order) The second movement (scherzo) of Johannes Brahms’ trio for horn, violin, and piano, with an animated graphical score. Q: Who are the performers? A: They’re wonderful, aren’t they? They are: Teunis van der Zwaart, horn Isabelle Faust, violin Alexander Melnikov, piano Q: Where can I get this recording? A: Here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B5CORZG Q: Is it on YouTube? A: Yes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBfOl… Q: I appreciate the animated graphical scores you make; how can I support your work? A: Thank you! The easiest way to support my work is by contributing via Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/musanim If you’d like to help in more specific way, consider this: http://www.musanim.com/underwriting Q: Could you please do a video of _______? A: Please see this: http://www.musanim.com/requests/
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