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Bill Evans = Creation Within Jazz Structure – Interview with Marian McPartland – This is a Deep Learning Session for Jazz Students

Posted in creative process, Jazz, Pianist by Higher Density Blog on August 5, 2015

I know most of you fans of Bill Evans must’ve heard this interview.
Themes on this Video:
Waltz for Debby (Bill)
All of You (Bill)
All of You (Bill-Marian)

In Your Own Sweet Way (Bill-Marian)

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Music Theory Lesson – Modes 101

Posted in Music Teory by Higher Density Blog on June 15, 2015

Inside the Composer’s Workshop – Whirlwind: From Sketch to Score

Posted in Comp Process by Higher Density Blog on May 27, 2015

Inside the Composer’s Workshop – Whirlwind: From Sketch to Score

Posted in Comp Process by Higher Density Blog on May 27, 2015

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What is an Ostinato?

Posted in Comp Process by Higher Density Blog on March 21, 2015

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Robert Szymanek – Alto Flute – Silhouettes

Posted in Flute, Instrument, Music Montage by Higher Density Blog on February 27, 2015

AP Music Theory – Guide for Part Writing, Counterpoint, Composition, Figured Bass, Non Chord Tones

Posted in Comp Process, Counterpoint by Higher Density Blog on February 24, 2015

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Beethoven had a telephone wire to Heaven

Posted in Beethoven, Comp Process by Higher Density Blog on February 23, 2015

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How to Write a Madrigal

Posted in Comp Process by Higher Density Blog on December 21, 2014

Michael Wolff – Rhythmic Modes

Posted in Comp Process by Higher Density Blog on December 15, 2014

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Jazz pianist Michael Wolff talks about rhythm in jazz, rock, funk, and latin improvisation

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Clark Ross – A Sampling of Ideas and Techniques for Composing – Music Composition Weblog

Posted in Comp Process by Higher Density Blog on December 10, 2014

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A Sampling of Ideas and Techniques for Composing

http://clarkross.blogspot.com/2010/01/sampling-of-ideas-and-techniques-for.html

SCALES:
1. Octatonic scale (A.K.A. “diminished scale”)
2. Other “modes of limited transposition” (Messiaen’s term), incl. modes that repeat every 2 – 3 8ves
3. Pentatonic scales (i.e., anhemitonic (e.g., CDEGA), hemitonic (e.g., EFGBC), hirajoshi (e.g., ABCEF), etc.
4. Whole-Tone scale
5. Any other made-up, or synthetic, scaleRHYTHM and METER
1. Motor rhythms (continuous motion)
2. Eastern European (asymmetrical; 2+2+3, 2+2+2+3, 3+2+2+3, etc.), West African, and other world rhythms
3. Jazz (?)
4. Non-retrogradable
5. Additive Rhythm
6. Added-Value Rhythms
7. Isorhythms
8. Cross Rhythm
9. Nonretrogradable Rhythm
10. Free (“timeless”, no sense of pulse)
11. Rhythms or phrase lengths based on Fibonacci (or other) Numerical Series.
12. Polymeters
13. Mixed meters ( 3/4 | 5/8 | 2/4 | 7/16 |, etc.)
14. Tempo fluctuations (i.e., sudden/gradual tempo changes, metric modulation)
15. PolytempoMUSICAL CHARACTER, IDIOMS/GENRES
1. Various programmatic moods, such as aggressive, pretty, wistful, playful, demented, nervous, sad (various kinds), numb (catatonic), angry, fearful, etc.
2. New jazz, third stream
3. Fusions; combining popular music genres (rock/electropop/trance/hippety-hop, etc.) with various post-tonal art-music devices
4. Minimalism (repetitive (trance-inducing); sparse and static (trance-inducing))
5. New simplicity
6. Borrowing/adopting elements of music from other cultures: Japan, Eastern Europe, India, etc.
7. Expressive (romantic) versus Non-expressive (mechanistic)

 

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Melody Mining – How To Write Melodies Out of Thin Air

Posted in Comp Process, Melodic Lines by Higher Density Blog on November 7, 2014

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http://www.SongwriterTips.com http://www.facebook.com/SongwriterTips Here’s a simple trick to find the melodies all around us – hiding in our words and in nature. Melody Mining.

Species Counterpoint – All Five Species

Posted in Comp Process, Counterpoint by Higher Density Blog on November 1, 2014

AP Music Theory: Guide for Part Writing, Counterpoint, Composition, Figured Bass, Non Chord Tones

Posted in Comp Process, Theory by Higher Density Blog on October 18, 2014

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Logic Pro – Creating Remixes

Posted in Comp Process, Dance Beats, Logic Pro, Software by Higher Density Blog on September 30, 2014

 

The Composing Process

Posted in Comp Process by Higher Density Blog on September 21, 2014

Where Peace Lives

Ken Lampl, film composer, talk about the composing process.

Harry Gregson-Williams – Composing Process Interview

Posted in Comp Process, Composition, Interview by Higher Density Blog on September 21, 2014

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Due to a fantastic reception of our previous video we return this week with another special interview with Harry Gregson-Williams in which he discusses his composing process, his advice for a uncredited budding composer and a few anecdotes.

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Piano Tutorial – Composing with Ostinatos

Posted in Comp Process, Ostinato, Piano by Higher Density Blog on August 19, 2014

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Some simple ideas for compositions using ostinatos. It’s a pretty useful technique that can give some great results!

Did you find this helpful? Leave me a comment below if you did, and I’ll work to put up more!

Cassidy Hodges – Worth Repeating – Documentary on Songwriting

Posted in Comp Process, Process, songwriting by Higher Density Blog on August 9, 2014

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Nashville songwriters Steve Moakler and Stephanie Lambring walk through the process of making a song and doing it for a living.

CreativeGuitarStudio – Playing Licks Between Chord Changes

Posted in Licks by Higher Density Blog on August 5, 2014

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Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question…

Q: Hey Andrew, I want to add some lead licks or runs between my chord changes to give it more life than just strumming away on chords. I know my scales and triad and 7th arpeggios very well. How can I add more lead to my rhythm playing, or is there any exercises that might help. Thanks and keep up the great work!
– Richard, NYC.

Thanks for writing in Richard! Playing licks and runs around chord changes; like Hendrix or Stevie Ray, has a lot to do with a couple of important points… Namely being super solid at your rhythm guitar chops and really knowing your chord changes. Next up, is the entire area of knowing your scales, especially the pentatonics. In the video lesson I cover a number of points I think are quite important. Hope this helps you begin getting this technique down! All the best.

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