In this lesson, our instructor Laura Ryan introduces the string instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Guitar, and Harp. She touches upon the basic characteristics and capabilities of each intruments, and covers writing a string quartet in the examples.
Reviewing Ranges and Clefs of Woodwind Instruments
Composing a Woodwind Quintet Excerpt
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.
This book is a step-by-step guide to writing music. It includes instruction on composing stand-alone melodies, using different scales and modes, themes and variations, orchestration, and composing for film, theater, and videogames. It is the perfect complement to The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Music Theory and includes a comprehensive glossary of musical terms, as well as an appendix of various computer-based composition tools