In this lesson, our instructor Laura Ryan delves into the elements of today's pop music: various forms, the pre-chorus, instrumentation, and tempo. She ties in how all these elements play together in her example of analyzing Adele's hit Someone Like You.
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