I Write The Music

Art Of Composing – Composer Symposium – Composer Modeling

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

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GARY EWER – What a Good Melodic Shape Does For a Song – The Essential Secrets of Songwriting

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on June 3, 2017

In music, a melody that exhibits a kind of “arch shape” is a natural one that really works. Sometimes that arch shape — where the melody starts low in pitch, rises in the middle, and then descends again, is really clear and obvious, like the melody for Johnny Cash’s “I Walk the Line”: And sometimes…

via What a Good Melodic Shape Does For a Song — The Essential Secrets of Songwriting

What is Voice Leading? – Learn to Compose Music

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

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Harmonic Analysis – Wagner’s Prelude to Tristan und Isolde, Act I

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

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WAGNER – Tristan und Isolde – Prelude and Liebestod (Georg Solti – Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

Electronic Music Composition #6: Rhythm & Melodic Riffs

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

 

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Point Blank Music School

 

ART OF COMPOSING – How to Compose Music – Lesson 1 – How to Write a Melody

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

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How To Write and Arrange For Strings The Basics

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

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Rick Beato

 

Art Of Composing – The Process of Composing: Pre-Composition

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

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Overcoming Composer’s Block – Art of Composing

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on April 3, 2017

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Writing for Libraries: Music Composition Tips from Mark Cross | ASCAP | Music for Film

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on March 29, 2017
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Composing video game music to build suspense, part 1: ominous ambience

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on March 6, 2017

Video game composer Winifred Phillips shares expert strategies from her GDC 2017 talk, Homefront to God of War: Using Music to Build Suspense. Part 1: Ominous Ambience, with discussion of adrenaline, eerie sound design, & David Lynch. The 1st of a 5-part series.

via Composing video game music to build suspense, part 1: ominous ambience — Composer Winifred Phillips

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 […]

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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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Scott Metcalfe to Release Book Titled Creating Sounds from Scratch

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on January 21, 2017

Director of Recording Arts and Sciences Scott Metcalfe will release a book titled Creating Sounds from Scratch: A Practical Guide to Music Synthesis for Producers and Composers on February 2.

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Composing: Easy Holiday Activity — Music Teacher’s Helper Blog

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on December 30, 2016

I didn’t warn my students they’d be composing. I was pretty sure they’d feel intimidated, so I simply asked them for favorite holiday phrases. When they asked why, I said, “You’ll see.” And once they heard the glimmer of a secret, they were hooked. Here’s what we did. STEP 1 “Think of one or two…

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Zachary Gulaboff Davis Wins Chamber Music Amici’s 2016 Composition Competition — The Peabody Post

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on November 25, 2016

Zachary Gulaboff Davis, doctoral student studying with faculty artist Michael Hersch, won Chamber Music Amici’s 2016 Composition Competition with his composition Piano Trio #1. He received a $1,000 commission for the world premiere of his new work, Piano Quintet No.1, by Chamber Music Amici in Oregon in August of 2017.

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Understanding How Music Composition Works — mr a music place

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on November 7, 2016

Over the course of my teaching career, I have had my students do a variety of things under the guise of creating or composing music. Too often, I have expected them to go further with composing than than I had prepared them to go. Part of the the problem for me was that I confused exploration, improvisation, […]

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Post-Tonal Harmony Ideas (3) — → Music Composition Weblog ←

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on October 5, 2016

I wrote a short piece for today’s post, scored for flute and piano.I based it on the arpeggiated chords presented in my Post-Tonal Harmony Ideas (1) post. Those chords were constructed by superimposing different harmonic structures found in tonal music, such as an F# major triad and C major triad, a combination used by Stravinsky…

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Composing For String Quartet

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on October 1, 2016

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