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Laura Ryan

Laura Ryan

Form in Modern Pop

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Table of Contents

I. Music Composition
Introduction to Composition

27m 49s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Objectives
0:07
Melody Horizontal Presentation of Pitch
0:15
Melody of Yankee Doodle
0:24
Direction of Pitch
0:48
A Fifth
1:24
Major, Perfect, or Minor
2:00
Major/Minor Scale Derived Melody
2:54
Melody of Müller's
3:15
Why is it Minor?
3:29
Blues Scale Derived Melody
4:16
Blues Scale
4:29
Possibility of Blues
5:04
Harmony Verticalization of Pitch
5:54
What a Major Chord Verticalization Looks Like
6:34
What a Minor Chord Verticalization Looks Like
6:35
Consonance/Dissonance
7:33
Consonant I Chord
7:41
Consonant IV Chord
7:58
Dissonant V Chord
8:07
Dissonant VII Chord
8:34
Chord Types Tonic Class
9:23
Tonic Chords: I and vi
9:32
Sub Dominant Class Chords
9:54
IV Chord in C
10:01
ii Chord in C
10:04
Dominant Class Chords
10:50
V Chord in C
10:54
vii Chord in C
10:58
iii Chord in C
11:04
Example I: Create a Major Scale Derived Melody
12:54
Example II: Harmonize the Melody
13:27
Example III: Create a Minor Scale Derived Melody
16:58
Example IV: Harmonize the Melody
19:11
Example V: Create a Blues Scale Derived Melody
21:27
Example VI: Harmonize the Melody
25:07
Circle of Fifths

20m 26s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Objectives
0:06
C/a: Key of C in A Minor
0:14
No Sharps or Flats
0:44
Circle of Fifths
0:30
Key of C in A Minor
0:40
G/e: Key of G in an E Minor
1:05
1 Sharp in G
1:12
Little Letters
1:14
D/b: Key of D in B Minor
1:23
2 Sharps in D
1:28
Order of Sharps
1:31
Relative Minor is B
1:58
A/f#: Key of A in F# Minor
2:01
3 Sharps in A
2:06
Relative Minor is F#
2:07
E/c# Key of E in C# Minor
2:12
Relative Minor is C#
2:16
4 Sharps in E
2:20
B/g#: Key of B in G# Minor
2:23
Relative Minor is G#
2:30
5 Sharps in B
2:34
F#/d#: Key of F# in D# Minor
2:37
Relative Minor is D#
2:50
6 Sharps in F#
2:55
Db/Bb: Key of Db in Bb Minor
3:02
Circle of Fifths Approaching Flats
3:11
C# is the Same as Db
3:15
Relative Minor is Bb
3:20
5 flats in Db
3:25
Ab/f: Key of Ab in F Minor
3:27
4 flats in Ab
3:38
Relative Minor is F
3:40
Eb/c: Key of Eb in C Minor
3:43
3 flats in Eb
3:58
Relative Minor is C
4:00
Bb/G: Key of Bb in G Minor
4:03
Relative Minor is G
4:15
2 flats in Bb
4:17
F/d: Key of F in D Minor
4:19
1 flat in F
4:27
Relative Minor is D
4:28
Pattern of Fifths
4:45
End Harmonic Notes
5:22
Example I: Write and Play C/a Arpeggio
6:15
Example II: Write and Play G/e Arpeggio
7:44
Example III: Write and Play D/b Arpeggio
8:51
Example IV: Write and Play A/f# Arpeggio
10:13
Example V: Write and Play E/c# Arpeggio
11:15
Example VI: Write and Play B/g# Arpeggio
12:16
Example VII: Write and Play F#/d# Arpeggio
13:49
Example VIII: Write and Play Db/Bb Arpeggio
15:31
Example IX: Write and Play Ab/f Arpeggio
16:47
Example X: Write and Play Eb/c Arpeggio
17:57
Example XI: Write and Play Bb/g Arpeggio
18:45
Example XII: Write and Play F/d Arpeggio
19:23
Exploring Intervals

19m 17s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Objectives
0:07
The Major 2nd
0:28
A Major 2nd is 2 Half Steps
0:31
The Tricky One
0:50
Major 3rd/Minor Third
1:18
A Major Third is 5 Half Steps
1:28
A Minor Third is 4 Half Steps
1:37
Perfect 4th/Perfect 5th
2:28
Writing Perfect 5ths
3:38
Writing Perfect 4ths
3:53
Major 6th
4:04
Writing Major 6ths
4:07
Inversion of a 3rd
4:26
Major 7th/Perfect Octave
4:50
A 7th Pulls You to a Perfect Octave
5:00
Listen to a 7th
5:05
Melody in Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
5:30
Writing Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
5:42
Looking at the Intervals
6:13
Melody in Eine Kleine Nachtmusik-cont-
7:02
Looking at the Intervals
7:35
Minor Thirds
7:38
Perfect Fifth
7:58
Example I: Write Melody Using M2nd and M3rd
8:54
Example II: Write a Melody Using P4th/M3rd
10:08
Example III: Write a Melody Using P5th/M6th
11:49
Example IV: Write a Melody Using P8th/M7th/M6th
13:08
Example V: Transposing Eine Kleine Nachtmusik to C
14:44
Example VI: Analyzing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
16:29
Example VII: Transposing Twinkle Twinkle to F
17:57
Further Intervallic Exploration

28m 44s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Objectives
0:28
Minor 2nd
0:35
Enharmonically Written
0:42
Leads Your Ear in a Melody
1:04
Minor 3rd
1:46
4 Half Steps
2:00
Never G#
2:12
Consistency with Key
2:36
Is Your Minor 3rd Correct?
2:44
Another Way to Verify Your Minor 3rd
2:59
Practice Your Ear Training
3:09
Minor 6th
4:14
What is a Minor 6th
4:23
Exploring Minor 6ths
5:10
Minor 7th
5:54
What is a Minor 7th
5:56
7th Chords
6:28
Dominant 7th
6:55
Minor Triad
7:12
What is a Minor Triad
7:16
Minor Triads on the Keyboard
7:45
Ear Training for Major and Minor Intervals
8:28
Arpeggiate These Thirds
9:10
Write Arpeggiated Minor Thirds
9:30
Example I: Analyzing Intervals in Bar 1, Fur Elise
11:09
Example II: Bar 2, Fur Elise
12:50
Example III: Transposition of Fur Elise
16:50
Example IV: Left Hand Arpeggiation in Fur Elise
18:08
Example V: Arpeggiation in 'Alberti Bass' Style
19:40
Example VI: Alberti Bass in Mozart Piano Sonata K545
21:11
Example VII: Create a 2 Bar Alberti Bass Arpeggiation
25:10
Consonance & Dissonance

33m 23s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Objectives
0:07
Consonant Interval P1, P8
0:28
P1 - Perfect 1st
0:38
P8 - Perfect Octave
0:42
Example: Write Octaves
1:10
Consonant Interval m3, M3
1:42
m3 - Minor Third
1:51
M3 - Major Third
2:09
Consonant Interval P5, M6
3:14
P5 - Perfect 5th
3:18
Listen to Perfect 5ths
3:48
M6 - Major 6th
4:05
3rd and 6ths are Inversions of Another
4:08
Writing Major 6ths
4:45
Resolving, or Dissonant Intervals M2, P4, m6
5:12
M2 - Major 2nd
5:24
P4 - Perfect 4th
5:29
m6 - Minor 6th
5:43
Writing These Intervals
5:57
Dissonant Intervals
7:39
m7, M7
8:39
M7 - Major 7th
8:54
m7 - Minor 7th
9:00
Resolving These Intervals
9:51
Brief Review of 7th Chords
10:57
Dominant 7th
11:30
Major 7th
12:05
Minor 7th
12:26
Half Diminished 7th
12:44
Fully Diminished 7th
13:18
Listen to These 7th Chords
14:00
Roman Numeral Analysis
15:07
I7
15:21
ii7
15:37
iii7
16:03
IV7
16:15
V7
16:26
vi7
16:36
vii7
16:44
Listen to These Chords
16:50
Example I: Play and Write P1, P8
18:31
Example II: Play and Write m3, M3
19:08
Example III: Play and Write P5, M6
19:59
Example V: Resolve m6, m7
21:11
Example VI: Resolve M7
23:50
Example VII: Bach Prelude I BWV 846
25:05
Example VIII: Bach -cont.-
28:24
Example IX: Bach -cont.-
31:38
Roman Numeral Analysis

28m 27s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Objectives
0:07
I Chord Tonic
0:50
The I Chord in a Major Key is Called a Tonic
0:51
Written in Different Chords
1:07
Minor Tonic Chord
1:15
Tonic Chord In the Key of G
1:20
Tonic Chord in the Key of Bb
1:44
Roman Numerals Analysis Procedure
1:55
ii Chord Supertonic
2:17
The Supertonic
2:25
ii Chord in C is D
2:51
ii Will Move to the V Chord
3:00
Let's Listen to That
3:26
Root of a Chord
3:50
iii Chord Mediant
4:05
iii Resolves to the VI
4:07
Let's Listen to That
4:36
Written Out
5:06
The Mediant
5:38
IV Chord Subdominant
5:55
Subdominant
6:09
IV Resolves to V
6:21
Let's Listen to That
6:30
V Chord Dominant
7:16
How Do We Find It?
7:21
V Resolves to I
7:48
Different Voicings
7:54
Powerful Progressions
9:42
vi Chord Submediant
10:07
vi Resolves to Many Chords
10:18
The vi and The iii
10:55
Substitute vi for I
11:16
Playing These Chord Progressions
11:24
vii Chord
12:55
Leading Tone Chord
12:59
7th Diminished
13:20
Three Minor Thirds Make a Diminished 7th
13:38
Example I: Create I/IV/V/I in C Major
13:48
Example II: Create I/IV/V/I in D Major
15:00
Example III: Create i/v/VII/i
16:20
Example IV: Create I/iii/V/vii/IV/V/I
17:46
Example V: Bach Prelude I BWV 846
20:55
Example VI: Further Analysis of Bach
23:41
Example VII: Bach -cont.-
25:52
Example VIII: Bach -cont.-
27:27
Exploring Famous Melodies

35m 50s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Objectives
0:11
Thus Spake Zarathustra (Strauss)
0:38
Characteristics of This Melody
1:04
Listen Briefly
1:49
Thus Spake Zarathustra (Strauss), cont.
1:58
Listen Briefly
2:15
Let's Write This Out
2:33
Let's Play It
3:42
Ride of the Valkyries (Wagner)
4:14
Characteristics of This Melody
4:38
Repetitive Rhythm vs. Tonal Pitch Change
5:01
Ride of the Valkyries -cont.-
5:38
Listen Briefly
5:45
Let's Write This Out
6:12
Examining The Intervals
6:57
Analyzing Music
7:25
Hallelujah (Handel)
7:58
Listen Briefly
8:13
Characteristics of This Melody
8:32
Watch This Melody Played on the Keyboard
9:53
Little Prelude in C (Bach)
10:21
Listen Briefly
11:00
Characteristics of This Melody
11:25
Little Prelude -cont.-
12:38
Listen Briefly to the Ending
12:53
Characteristics of This Melody
14:11
Watch This Melody Played on the Keyboard
14:36
Example I: Analyzing Thus Spake Zarathustra
15:04
Example II: Analyzing Ride of the Valkyries
18:52
Example III: Analyzing Hallelujah
22:46
Example IV: Analyzing Little Prelude
26:22
Example V: Transpose A Melody One Fifth Lower
30:18
Example VI: Transpose A Melody A Fifth Higher
33:09
Creating Melody

24m 32s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Objectives
0:06
2 Bar Melody Using A Perfect Fifth As The Largest Interval: Melody 1
0:25
Example Melody
0:55
Counting Intervals
1:23
Played on the Keyboard
1:50
The Third is a Qualifier
1:57
2 Bar Melody Using A Major Sixth As The Largest Interval: Melody 2
2:27
Example Melody
2:41
Counting Intervals
3:09
Played on the Keyboard
4:02
Change Rhythm to Melody 1, Use Only Quarter Notes And Half Notes
4:24
Original Melody 1
4:34
Change the Rhythm
4:45
Played on the Keyboard
5:33
Change Rhythm To Melody 2, Speed Up The Rhythm
6:23
Using Quarter Notes or Shorter
6:26
Original Melody 2
6:57
Change the Rhythm
7:08
Played on the Keyboard
8:44
Characteristics of the Changes
9:20
Example I: Create 2 Bar Melody Using Progression I/ii/V/I
9:55
Example II: Create 2 Bar Melody Using Progression i/III/V/i
12:53
Example III: Add Bass Line To Melody 1
16:06
Example IV: Add Bass Line To Melody 2
18:49
Building Phrases & Form

28m 31s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Objectives
0:08
Strophic Form AA
0:35
AA
0:46
Example of AA: Michael Row Your Boat Ashore
0:53
Let's Listen
1:05
Binary Form AB
1:50
AB
1:52
AB: Blowing In The Wind
2:00
Let's Listen
2:55
Analyzing This Melody
3:15
Binary Form
3:42
Ternary Form ABA or AABA
4:18
AABA: The Rock Star Form
4:25
Example of ABA: Yesterday
4:42
Let's Listen
5:28
Analyzing This Melody
5:35
Start Listening
6:33
Theme and Variations A A1 A2 A3
6:53
A A1 A2 A3
6:56
Example: Hot Cross Buns
7:17
Example: Ah! Vous Dirai-Je Maman
7:55
Example I: Create a Melody In Strophic Form
9:16
Example II: Create A Melody In Binary Form
12:33
Example III: Create A Melody In Ternary Form
18:25
Example IV: Create A Theme and Variation
21:02
AABA in 50s/60s Song Form

18m 49s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Objectives
0:12
Binary Form AABA I/vi/IV/V
0:32
AABA using I/vi/IV/V
0:40
Write Out 2 Measures
1:34
Let's Listen to A
3:17
AABA IV/I/IV/I/IV/I/V7 of V/V
4:19
B is Made up of IV/I/IV/I/IV/I/V7 of V/V
4:20
Write Out 2 Measures
4:30
Let's Listen to B
6:00
A = I/vi/IV/V
6:45
AABA
6:55
Communicating Your Chords
7:04
Example I: Transpose AABA Melody to C
8:00
Example II: AABA Melody -cont.-
10:22
Example III: AABA Melody -cont.-
11:09
Example IV: Adding Vocal Line To AABA Melody
12:24
Further Roman Numeral Analysis

46m 28s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Objectives
0:09
Bach Prelude BWV 998 Measure 1
0:18
Write It Out
0:24
Key of D
1:03
Time Key of 12/8
1:08
The Notes
1:33
Tonal Center of D
1:51
Shared Tonal Center of G
2:03
Bach Prelude BWV 998 Measure 2
2:28
Write It Out
2:30
Staggered Entrances
2:38
Studying Contour Melodies
3:04
The Notes
3:24
Tonal Center of D
3:42
Chord Analysis
3:46
Bach Prelude BWV 998 Measure 3
4:28
Rewriting the Key Signature
4:35
Write It Out
4:30
The Notes
5:45
Chord Analysis
6:12
Have a Listen
6:56
Bach Restates Same Rhythm In Different Keys
8:05
Bach Prelude BWV 998 Measure 4
8:19
Rewriting the Key Signature
8:22
Write It Out
8:33
The Notes
9:29
Shifting to Key of A
10:25
Chord Analysis
10:30
Bach Prelude BWV 998 Measure 5
11:44
Write It Out
11:46
New Key: A
11:55
Continue Writing
12:40
The Notes
13:18
Chord Analysis
13:24
V7 of V
13:53
Bach Prelude BWV 998 Measure 6
14:15
Write It Out
14:16
The Notes
15:14
Chord Analysis
15:22
Bach Prelude BWV 998 Measure 7
16:16
Write It Out
16:22
The Notes
17:06
Chord Analysis
17:26
Have a Listen
19:01
Bach Prelude BWV 998 Measure 8
20:08
Write It Out
20:13
Play it Out
20:40
Example I: Chopin--Prelude 20 in C Minor Measure 1
22:56
Example II: Chopin--Prelude 20 in C Minor Measure 2
29:45
Example III: Chopin--Prelude 20 in C Minor Measure 3
35:30
Example IV: Chopin Prelude--Prelude 20 in C Minor Measure 4
40:39
Voiceleading Principles

22m 32s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Objectives
0:06
Principles of Part Writing
0:20
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass
0:28
The Rules of SATB Part Writing
0:47
Rule Number One: Good Melody
1:17
Rule Number Two: Stay Within Range
1:54
Rule Number Three: Part of the Harmony
2:23
Rule Number Four: Keep Common Tones
2:42
An Example on the Keyboard
3:00
Rule Number Five: 7/7
3:50
7/7 Explained
4:55
Rule Number Six: Undesired Parellel Motion
5:48
Rule Six Explained
6:08
Ranges: Soprano
6:52
Range of the Soprano Voice
7:00
Rule Can Still Apply to Instruments Written for Soprano Part
7:18
Ranges: Alto
7:33
Range of the Alto Voice
7:34
Soprano and Alto Use Treble Clef
7:39
Ranges: Tenor
7:56
Range of the Tenor Voice
7:57
Overlapping Into Treble Clef
8:05
Ranges: Bass
8:14
Range of the Bass Voice
8:15
Types of Motion: Parallel
8:22
What is Parallel Motion
8:28
Same Direction, Same Intervals
8:44
Types of Motion: Similar
9:00
What is Similar Motion
9:03
Different Intervals!
9:11
Types of Motion: Contrary
9:22
What is Contrary Motion
9:26
Opposite Directions
9:36
Types of Motion: Oblique
9:39
What is Oblique Motion
9:40
One Voice Must Be Static
9:49
Procedures: Avoid Parallel Motion of P8, P5 and Unisons
9:52
Addressing Rule Number Six
10:00
Not Acceptable
10:07
Example I: Begin With a Good Melody
10:43
Example II: Write the Inner Voices One Chord at a Time
12:22
Example III: Stay Within Range of the Voices
15:09
Example IV: 4 Measure of SATB
17:46
Orchestration: String

20m 5s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Objectives
0:07
Bowed Strings: Violin
0:25
Range of the Violin
0:45
Techniques
1:00
Bowed String: Viola
1:44
Different Clef
1:46
Range of the Viola
2:18
Open Strings
2:38
What Are Open Strings?
3:27
Bowed Strings: Cello
3:40
Range of the Cello
3:45
Open Strings
3:52
Knowing Your Open Strings
4:08
Crossing Strings
4:40
Bowed Strings: Double Bass
5:09
Range
5:10
Open Strings
5:49
How Bowed Strings Instruments Work
6:19
Plucked Strings: Guitar
7:28
Bowed String Techniques Played
7:32
Range of the Guitar
8:25
Let's Have A Listen
8:47
Classical Guitar Is A Lot Of Melodic Plucking
8:59
Spanish Guitar Is A Lot of Chord Strumming
9:14
6-12 Strings
9:47
Plucked Strings: Orchestral Harp
9:58
Versatility of the Harp
10:01
Percussion Instrument
10:18
Range of the Orchestral Harp
10:31
Example I: String Quartet Violin 1
10:58
Example II: String Quartet Violin 2
12:30
Example III: String Quartet Viola
14:15
Example IV: String Quartet Cello
15:37
Example V: Writing for Guitar Tablature
16:58
Example VI: Chord Symbols for Guitar
18:27
Orchestration: Woodwind Family

44m 29s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Objectives
0:06
Woodwinds: Piccolo, Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute
0:18
Range of the Piccolo
0:22
Qualities of the Piccolo
0:33
The Flute
1:31
Range of the Flute
1:37
Have a Listen at the Flute
2:14
Qualities of the Flute
2:24
The Alto and Bass Flute
3:29
Range of the Alto Flute
3:33
Sounds P4 Below Written Pitch
3:45
The Bass Flute
4:08
Qualities of the Bass Flute
4:11
Range of the Bass Flute
4:25
Woodwinds: Soprano Clarinet, Clarinet, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
4:59
The Soprano Clarinet
5:02
Sounds m3 Higher Than Written Pitch
5:12
Writing For Instruments That Sound Different From Written Pitch
5:26
Range of the Soprano Clarinet
5:52
Qualities of the Soprano Clarinet
5:56
The Bb and A Clarinet
6:25
Difference between Bb and A Clarinet
6:43
Qualities of the Clarinet
6:53
Range of the Bb Clarinet
7:19
Sounds m2 Below Written Pitch
7:25
The Alto and Bass Clarinet
8:00
Alto Clarinet is Rare
8:06
Range of the Bass Clarinet
8:25
Qualities of the Bass Clarinet
8:37
Sounds m2 Below Written Pitch
9:10
Woodwinds: Oboe, Cor Anglais, Bassoon, Contrabassoon
9:27
Double Reed Instruments
9:33
Cor Anglais = English Horn
9:35
Range of the Oboe
9:50
Qualities of the Oboe
10:07
The English Horn
10:34
Sounds P5 Below Written Pitch
10:35
Qualities of the English Horn
10:55
Range of the English Horn
11:27
The Bassoon and Contrabassoon
11:35
The Contrabassoon is Rare
11:41
Range of a Bassoon
11:58
Qualities of the Bassoon
12:21
Woodwinds: French Horn
12:50
About the French Horn
12:55
Qualities of the French Horn
13:15
Range of the French Horn
13:33
Sounds P5 Below Written Pitch
13:49
Example I: Mozart Quintet in Eb Copy and Play Flute Part on Keyboard
14:37
Example II: Mozart Quintet in Eb Copy and Play Oboe Part on Keyboard
19:03
Example III: Mozart Quintet in Eb Copy and Play Clarinet Part on Keyboard
22:26
Example IV: Mozart Quintet in Eb Copy and Play Horn Part on Keyboard
23:13
Example V: Mozart Quintet in Eb Copy and Play Bassoon Part on Keyboard
24:07
Example VI: Create 4 Bar Woodwind Quintet Excerpt
32:45
Orchestra Percussion

27m 29s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Objectives
0:06
Tuned Orchestra Percussion: Timpani
0:22
Percussion
0:24
The Timpani
1:01
Range of the 20 Timpani
1:42
Range of the 23 Timpani
1:50
Range of the 26-25 Timpani
2:41
Range of the 29-28 Timpani
2:45
Range of the 32-30 Timpani
2:47
Big Instruments Produce Bigger Sound
2:48
Writing for Timpani
2:57
A Fill
3:11
Tremelo
3:21
A Sonata
3:42
Sonata For Solo Timpani Excerpt
3:52
Finding a Timpani
4:36
Let's Listen to This Sonata (On Keyboard)
5:20
Glockenspiel and Xylophone
5:51
What Are They?
5:58
About the Glockenspiel
6:15
Range of the Glockenspiel
6:23
Qualities of the Glockenspiel
6:53
The Xylophone
7:17
Range of the Xylophone
7:25
Qualities of the Xylophone
8:01
Marimba and Vibraphone
8:37
Instruments That Use Resonator Tubes
8:39
Differences and Similarities
9:03
The Marimba
9:23
The Vibraphone
9:52
Writing for Both
10:09
Bass Drum, Snare, Tom-Tom, Cymbal
10:35
Percussion Instruments
10:38
The Bass Drum
11:00
The Snare Drum
11:23
Writing for Bass Drum
11:45
The Tom-Tom
12:03
Writing for Numerous Percussion Instruments
12:15
Floor Toms and Mounted Toms
12:40
The Cymbal
13:02
Writing for Cymbal
13:19
Piano, Harpsichord, Organ
14:12
About The Harpsichord
14:33
Qualities of the Harpsichord
14:50
The Organ
15:06
Qualities of the Organ
15:14
The Piano with Orchestra
15:48
Example of a Piano Part in an Orchestra Piece
16:13
Writing for Piano with Orchestra
17:40
Example I: Composing for Percussion Ensemble
18:27
Example II: Percussion Ensemble -cont.-
21:09
Example III: Percussion Ensemble -cont.-
23:36
Score Reading

40m 37s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Objectives
0:06
Mozart - Symphony 40 in G Minor
0:15
Written in 1788
0:21
Instruments In This Piece
0:30
Setting Up The String Parts
0:51
Time Signature
2:08
Writing The Score
2:37
Have a Listen
5:48
Examining the Chords
7:10
Mozart -cont.-
7:53
Writing The Wind Parts
8:00
The Clarinet Part
8:53
Writing the Flute Part
9:24
Usually the Flute Part is Above the Clarinet
9:30
The Clarinet Part
9:57
Bach Overture in D Major
10:31
The Winds of This Piece
10:40
Key and Time Signature
11:36
Writing The Score
12:11
Doubling a Part
14:00
Score Reading and Analyzing
15:04
Have a Listen
15:19
Bach -cont.-
16:51
Continuo
16:52
Cello and Bass Part
17:10
Beethoven - Symphony 7, Mvt. II
17:40
Writing The Wind Parts
17:54
Setting Up The Score
18:33
Writing the Score
19:10
Adding Dyanmics
19:42
Score Writing
19:50
Chord Construction Through Parts
21:17
Have a Listen
22:00
Beethoven -cont.-
22:58
Setting Up The Score
23:05
Writing The Score
22:33
Have a Listen
24:10
Example I: Creating an Orchestral Score
24:37
Example II: Creating an Orchestral Score
27:29
Example III: Creating an Orchestral Score
31:25
Example IV: Creating an Orchestral Score
34:58
Example V: Condensing a Score
37:40
Orchestral Brass

24m 28s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Objectives
0:05
Trumpet
0:14
Bb Key
0:51
Range of the Trumpet
1:00
Sounds M2 Below Written Pitch
1:11
Transposing to the Key of C
1:22
Trombone
2:06
About the Trombone
2:10
Range of the Trombone
2:32
Trombone Can Use Alto Clef
2:38
Examples of Brass Solos
2:52
Trumpet Solo
3:09
Let's Listen to the Trumpet Solo
4:12
Trombone Solo
4:50
Have Your Melodies Played
5:32
Let's Listen to the Trombone Solo
6:27
French Horn
7:25
Sounds P5 Below Written Pitch
7:34
Qualities of the French Horn
7:49
About the French Horn
8:05
French Horn Solo
8:32
Resting for Numerous Bars
8:46
Common Time
8:56
Let's Listen to this French Horn Solo
10:00
Tuba
10:44
About the Tuba
10:48
Range of the Tuba
11:23
Tuba Melody
11:56
Let's Listen to this Tuba Melody
13:18
Example I: Composing for Brass Quintet Trumpet I
14:02
Example II: Composing for Brass Quintet Trumpet II
15:51
Example III: Composing for Brass Quintet Horn
17:11
Example IV: Composing for Brass Quintet Trombone
17:52
Example V: Composing for Brass Quintet Tuba
18:37
Rock Song Form

24m 44s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Objectives
0:05
Rock is Derived from Blues
0:18
12 Bar Blues Form
0:32
3 Phrases in the 12 Bar Form
0:39
The 3 Phrases
0:51
Common Blues Chord Progression
1:23
Let's Listen to an Example
1:40
16 Bar Blues Form
2:43
4 Phrases in the 16 Bar Form
2:53
The 4 Phrases
2:57
Common Blues Chord Progression
3:09
The Difference Between 12 and 16 Bar Form
3:22
Another Common Chord Progression
3:40
Let's Listen to an Example
4:16
12 Bar Blues: Elvis Presley Hound Dog
5:27
Write Out the Lyrics
5:45
The First Measure
6:14
The Second Measure
6:40
Played on the Keyboard
7:33
The Last Measure
7:44
All 12 Bars
8:17
16 Bar Blues: Surfin USA
9:00
By the Beach Boys
9:06
The First Measure
9:19
The Second Measure
9:55
The Third Measure
10:40
The Last Measure
11:12
All 16 Bars
11:40
Played on the Keyboard
12:21
Example I: Create a 12 Bar Blues Form
13:28
Example II: 12 Bar Blues -cont.-
15:36
Example III: Create a 16 Bar Blues Form
18:45
Example IV: 16 Bar Blues -cont.-
21:23
Form in Modern Pop

27m 43s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Objectives
0:06
Verse/Chorus/Mid 8 or Bridge/Outro
0:17
Parts of a Pop Song
0:24
Some Similarities with Blues Forms
0:40
The 12 Bar Blues
0:49
Another Possible Pop Song Structure
1:18
Very General Pop Song Structure
1:40
Pre-Chorus
2:07
What is a Pre-Chorus
2:10
What a Pre-Chorus Does
2:23
Finding A Pre-Chorus
2:31
Write a Pre-Chorus
3:34
Use the Circle of Fifths
6:34
Use Common Tones
6:47
Ways to Find Chords for Pre-Chorus
7:35
Pop Instrumentation
8:19
Typical Pop Instruments
8:24
Ballad
9:06
Tempo: BPM = 116
9:19
Beats Per Minute
9:22
Different BPMs
9:33
How to Find 116BPM
9:49
Example I: Analyze Someone Like You, Adele
10:02
Example II: Someone Like You -cont.-
14:25
Example III: Someone Like You -cont.-
16:01
Example IV: Someone Like You -cont.-
20:52
Further Form in Modern Pop

27m 16s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Objectives
0:06
Exploring I ii vi IV Progression
0:17
Exploring This Progression in Bb
0:27
Played on the Keyboard
0:33
Write it Out
1:24
Try it in a Different Key
2:19
Lyric Pacing
3:09
Katy Perry's Firework
3:14
Analyzing the Pacing
3:43
The Pre-Chorus
4:06
Analyzing the Pacing
4:27
Baby You're a Firework
4:59
Make 'Em Go Oh Oh Oh
5:14
Firework's Lyric Pacing
5:24
Melodic Line
5:41
The Melodic Line
5:58
Write it Out
6:40
The Intervals
7:03
This is the Melodic Line
7:42
The Pre-Chorus
8:50
On the Keyboard
9:00
Pre-Chorus Melody
9:48
Example I: Analyze Verse 1, Firework
10:43
Example II: Analyze Verse II, Firework
14:46
Example III: Analyze Pre-Chorus, Firework
17:56
Example IV: Analyze Chorus, Firework
22:33
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Form in Modern Pop

  • Exploring Modern Pop Form and Harmony
  • Composing a Pop Song

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Objectives 0:06
  • Verse/Chorus/Mid 8 or Bridge/Outro 0:17
    • Parts of a Pop Song
    • Some Similarities with Blues Forms
    • The 12 Bar Blues
    • Another Possible Pop Song Structure
    • Very General Pop Song Structure
  • Pre-Chorus 2:07
    • What is a Pre-Chorus
    • What a Pre-Chorus Does
    • Finding A Pre-Chorus
    • Write a Pre-Chorus
    • Use the Circle of Fifths
    • Use Common Tones
    • Ways to Find Chords for Pre-Chorus
  • Pop Instrumentation 8:19
    • Typical Pop Instruments
    • Ballad
  • Tempo: BPM = 116 9:19
    • Beats Per Minute
    • Different BPMs
    • How to Find 116BPM
  • Example I: Analyze Someone Like You, Adele 10:02
  • Example II: Someone Like You -cont.- 14:25
  • Example III: Someone Like You -cont.- 16:01
  • Example IV: Someone Like You -cont.- 20:52
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