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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.

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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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Art of Composing

 

 

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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Bach’s Method of Musical Composition

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on August 26, 2016

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I Create! – 7-11-16

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on July 11, 2016

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I  Create!

Passions of Spirit

Incarnate their  Essence,

An Alchemy of Sound.

A Waltz of Beauty Ensues,

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A Moment’s Rapture,

Stirs  the  Dancers’ Delight!

It is  Romance of the Night.

I  Smile!

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I have composed a passi0nate

Waltz for String Orchestra.

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Structure in Musical Composition – Sonata-Allegro form

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

Music Foundations Tutorial Pt 4 – Theory Basics: How to Compose a Strong Melody w/ Max Wild

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on May 26, 2016
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Cornelis Jordaan – Music Composition Tips from Mozart

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on September 8, 2015

Orchestration Percussion – Music Composition – Educator.com

Posted in Education, Lesson, Percussion by Higher Density Blog on March 9, 2015

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Victoria Williams – How to Write a Minor Pentatonic Composition

Posted in Comp Process, Composition, Scales by Higher Density Blog on September 22, 2014

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This video accompanies the lesson on how to compose a minor pentatonic piece here http://blog.mymusictheory.com/2014/ho…

A pentatonic piece is built on just five different notes. A minor pentatonic scale uses the notes D, F, G, A and C (or those notes transposed to another key), and the keynote is D.

It’s really simple to compose a piece based on the minor pentatonic scale, because all the notes blend together harmoniously. It doesn’t matter which note of the minor pentatonic scale you write against another, it will always sound pleasant, with no harsh clashes or dissonances.

To make an effective pentatonic composition, use a nice combination of instruments and focus on using a variety of rhythms. Use cross rhythms (syncopation) for an interesting effect.

Composition for Non-Majors – The Juilliard Journal

Posted in Comp Process, Composers, Discussion by Higher Density Blog on June 4, 2014

The Juilliard School·95 videos

In Juilliard’s Composition for Non-Composers class, students talk about composing and perform each others’ works.

AP Music – Creating Phrases and Periods

Posted in Comp Process, Create, Period, Phrases by Higher Density Blog on April 27, 2014

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Composer Brian Tyler – Writing Music for Fast and Furious 5

Posted in Comp Techniques, Composer, Composers, Composition, Composition Process by Higher Density Blog on January 16, 2014

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Brian Tyler talks about his approach to writing music for movies like Fast and the Furious 5 on http://OnTheGig.com. Watch the full interview: http://interviews.onthegig.com/2011/0…

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