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Music Composition Lesson 14.1 – Types of Melodic Phrases

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

 

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Using Parallel 3rds To Harmonize a Melody

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on September 27, 2016

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Using Parallel 3rds To Harmonize a Melody

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Gary Ewer – Contouring a Song’s Melodies – Secrest of Songwriting .com

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on November 29, 2015

What is Counterpoint? – LivingPianosVideos

Posted in Comp Techniques by Higher Density Blog on July 26, 2015
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HOW MUSIC WORKS

Posted in Music Theory by Higher Density Blog on March 29, 2015

Melody

Rhythm

Rhythm, Accent, Syncopation

Harmony

Bass

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Transposing Melody and Harmony – CreativeGuitarStudio

Posted in Theory, Transposition by Higher Density Blog on December 10, 2014

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Q: I have been working at trying to figure out how to move chord progressions and melodies to other keys. The problem I have with this is understanding the relationship of the notes to the chords and scales. I think it must have something to do with the shared note groups. Only, I can tell that all of the patterns are movable and that really has me confused. Can you make a video on the ‘basics’ of transposing? Thank you.
Louis – Robins, Iowa USA

A: We can learn to analyze every intervallic distance that is involved with the note movements found between melodies and chord progressions. Once we’re able to understand how to accurately judge the distance from a tonic note to either “one particular scale tone,” or to a specific, “harmonic degree,” we will be able to transpose any melody or chord progression over into any key that we’d like. All it takes is having a knowledge of the key signatures, being familiar with the notes on your guitar neck, and spending the time that it will take to learn how to apply the use of intervals moving either scale tones or chords from one key, over into another.

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Melody – Notes, Scales, Nuts and Bolts – YaleCourses

Posted in Education, Lesson, Presentation, Theory by Higher Density Blog on November 8, 2014

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Listening to Music (MUSI 112)

This lecture explores the basic nature of melody. Touching on historical periods ranging from ancient Greece to the present day, Professor Wright draws examples from musical worlds as disparate as nineteenth-century Europe and twentieth-century India, China, and America. Professor Wright puts forth a historical, technical, and holistic approach to understanding the way pitches and scales work in music. He concludes his lecture by bringing pitch and rhythm together in a discussion of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

00:00 – Chapter 1. The Nature of Melody
02:37 – Chapter 2. The Development of Notes and the Scale
14:43 – Chapter 3. Major, Minor, and Chromatic Scales in World Music
33:03 – Chapter 4. Pitch and Rhythm in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

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Lecture 5. Melody – Notes, Scales, Nuts and Bolts

Posted in Education, Elements Of Music, Lesson, Melody, Pitch, Presentation by Higher Density Blog on May 25, 2014

YaleCourses·1,236 videos

Listening to Music (MUSI 112)

This lecture explores the basic nature of melody. Touching on historical periods ranging from ancient Greece to the present day, Professor Wright draws examples from musical worlds as disparate as nineteenth-century Europe and twentieth-century India, China, and America. Professor Wright puts forth a historical, technical, and holistic approach to understanding the way pitches and scales work in music. He concludes his lecture by bringing pitch and rhythm together in a discussion of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

00:00 – Chapter 1. The Nature of Melody
02:37 – Chapter 2. The Development of Notes and the Scale
14:43 – Chapter 3. Major, Minor, and Chromatic Scales in World Music
33:03 – Chapter 4. Pitch and Rhythm in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://oyc.yale.edu

This course was recorded in Fall 2008.

 

Music Composition Lesson 9.2 – The Nature of Melody

Posted in Beginner, Comp Process, Constructing Melody, Lesson by Higher Density Blog on May 24, 2014

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Excellent lesson. Music theory explanation of what makes a melody.

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Harold Moses – The Bach Principle – Principles of Counterpoint – Composition Process

Posted in Bach JS, Classical, Comp Process, Composer, Counterpoint, Melody, Presentation by Higher Density Blog on March 9, 2014

MoryaFederation·274 videos

The Vibrational Architecture of Living Together in Harmony.
A talk given at the 27th Annual Conference of the Seven Ray Institute and the University of the Seven Rays.
— “I want to demonstrate to the world the architecture of a new and beautiful social commonwealth. The secret of my harmony? I alone know it. Each instrument in counterpoint, and as many contrapuntal parts as there are instruments. It is the enlightened self-discipline of the various parts, each voluntarily imposing on itself the limits of its individual freedom for the wellbeing of the community. That is my message. Not the autocracy of a single stubborn melody on the one hand, nor the anarchy of the unchecked noise on the other. No, a delicate balance between the two – an enlightened freedom. The science of my art. The harmony of the stars in the heavens. The yearning for brotherhood in the hearts of men. This is the secret of my music.”
~ JS Bach

Harold Grandstaff Moses, Honorary PhDE in Musical Cosmology from the University of the Seven Rays, Director of the Institute of Harmonic Science in Phoenix, Arizona. Harold is a composer, orchestrator, violist, educator, choral director, musical cosmologist, and vibrational theorist. As an experienced guide into the world of sound, music and healing, Harold uses descriptive metaphors and new science examples to reveal the majesty and mystery of vibration, resonance and harmony.

Duane Shinn – 3 Basic Elements Of Music – Melody, Rhythm & Harmony

Posted in Elements of Music, Medley, Melody, Rhythm Patterns by Higher Density Blog on December 11, 2013

Duane Shinn·500 videos

 

Gary Ewer – Contouring a Song’s Melodies

Posted in Contouring, Lesson, Medley, songwriting by Higher Density Blog on October 31, 2013

Gary Ewer·4 videos

From Gary Ewer, of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting”: It’s an important songwriting principle to have energy build as a song progresses. One of the ways to do that is to ensure that melodies move upward. Sia’s “Soon We’ll Be Found” demonstrates this perfectly.

Jeff Marshall, Guitar – Melodic Shapes

Posted in Comp Process, Electric Guitar, Lesson, Melody, Melody Contouring by Higher Density Blog on September 30, 2013

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Musicians Institute and Guitar World bring you a new series of guitar lessons with some of the top guitar instructors around.

Here, Jeff Marshall gives a lesson on Melodic Shapes: Adding the Second Degree.

Analysis of Motivic Development – Bach’s Invention No. 1 in C Major

Posted in Bach JS, Classical, Comp Process, Composer, Composition, Development by Higher Density Blog on July 31, 2013

David Bennett Thomas·46 videos

One small error: in the second to last measure, the treble clef should read “motive inversion” and not “motive.”

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Hey Jazz Guy – Motif Development

Posted in Development, Electric Guitar, Improvisation, Improvisation, Jazz, Melody by Higher Density Blog on July 31, 2013

Jake Hertzog·69 videos

Hey Jazz Guy discusses motivic development techniques in jazz improvisation. As seen in Guitar Player Magazine.

Sheet Music of examples can be found at http://www.heyjazzguy.com

By Jake Hertzog
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Melody – Notes, Scales, Nuts and Bolts

Posted in Scales by Higher Density Blog on July 23, 2013
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How to Write a Melody – Period, Q A Phrases

Posted in Composition, Composition Process, Medley by Higher Density Blog on July 18, 2013

How Music Works 1 – Melody – Part 5

Posted in Composition by Higher Density Blog on January 18, 2013

How Music Works 1 – Melody – Part 4

Posted in Composition by Higher Density Blog on January 18, 2013

How Music Works 1 – Melody – Part 3

Posted in Composition by Higher Density Blog on January 18, 2013
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