This video talks about guidelines for successful partwriting and counterpoint
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Kevin Austin met with music students to look at a number of issues related to electroacoustic composition in the studio, notably working with and understanding sound and sound transformations and control of monitoring levels. Informed by such fields of study as acoustics, psychoacoustics and physiology, composers working in the electroacoustic studio will be able to attain a higher quality in sound output as well as a heightened level of precision in communicating their sonic, artistic and musical ideas. These principles are relevant not only to the acousmatic composer, but also to anyone working in related fields, such as broadcast journalism, video game music creation and more.

Thursday, 24 November 2011
Studio FLAT, Desautels Faculty of Music, University of Manitoba

Published as part of eContact! 15.3 — CEC@25 (February 2014), by the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC).

The presentation documented in this video was part of a public educational conference / seminar co-sponsored by the CEC (a not-for-profit organization), and hosted by the Desautels Faculty of Music of the University of Manitoba and Studio FLAT (Winnipeg, Canada).

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra·29 videos

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pianovocals88·20 videos

This piece was dedicated to the victims of the nuclear explosion in the city of Chernobyl, Ukraine. Larysa Kuzmenko was my theory instructor, and she was more than glad to give me ideas when I told her I wanted to perform this piece. This piece is extremely disturbing both aurally and emotionally, conveying the truly harrowing picture of a nuclear holocaust. My contemporary music repertoire is still limited, but this is definitely a favourite. 🙂

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November 27, 2013


UniversityofSurrey·456 videos

The composition of music is a complex, creative and collaborative act. This is currently done with a range of tools including the editing of musical notation, the playing, recording and playback of musical phrases, and their verbal discussion. In this project we will bring these activities together in a single ‘composer’s notebook’ app called Com-Note for a smartphone. This will be based on the trial and extension of an existing multimedia narrative app called Com-Phone, during the creation of a new work for trumpet and string quartet. Technical implementation will involve mathematical modelling and adaptive visualisation of time-based media.

Collaborators: David Frohlich (Digital World Research Centre), Tom Armstrong (Arts), Janko Calic (CVSSP), Simon Desbruslais (Trumpet Player), Liget Quartet.

creativeguitarstudio·381 videos


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Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question…

Q: For me, the basics of music are something I feel that I have developed. I both understand and can play lot’s of; chords, scales and arpeggios. My problem however, is this; when I am composing, what music theory say’s is technically correct hardly ever sounds good to me. Could you make a lesson that covers how to compose with more of a practical approach to theory, independent of all of the technical sides of music-theory. I don’t want to abandon music theory, just begin working in a way that doesn’t have me critically dependent upon theory all of the time.
– Thomas, Tampa, Florida.

A: When I teach composing, I always stress that one of the very first things to learn is how to build on a theme. Theme’s are melodic hooks that create a coherence in a phrase. There are many ways to build a theme, but the most basic way is to repeat something to create a form of melodic or harmonic identification for the listener.

The complete lesson article for this video will be available on the Creative Guitar Studio website shortly. Follow me on Twitter for lesson posting announcements:

Sean Shepherd – Composer

October 3, 2013

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Ellington At Newport 1956 Often regarded as the best performance of his career, in 1956, Duke Ellington and his band recorded their historic concert at the Newport Jazz Festival, revitalizing Ellington’s waning career. Jazz promoter George Wein describes the 1956 concert as “the greatest performance of Ellington’s career… It stood for everything that jazz had been and could be.” Ellington had lately been connecting the songs “Diminuendo in Blue” and “Crescendo in Blue” in a medley via a tenor solo from saxophonist Paul Gonsalves. At Newport, Gonsalves summoned a 27-chorus workout so inspired and transcendent that the audience was practically rioting by the time he had finished. Orchestra and audience both remained at a fever pitch for the rest of the show (vividly captured on the live album Ellington at Newport),

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Learn how to compose music, from start to finish.

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Jason Freeman is an Associate Professor of Music in the College of Architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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