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    Composing Techniques Podcast

    Hi, everybody. Hopefully this isn't too far off topic. I've been working through "Composing Music: A new Approach" by William Russo. So far it's pretty good. I like that it's filled with practical exercises. Yesterday, I decided to put together a podcast based on the melodic transformation techniques presented in chapter 3 of the book. This may be too basic for many of you, but maybe it'll help somebody out. Let me know what you think.

    http://billarnold.typepad.com/mel_trans_arnold2.mp3

    Also, here's a PDF of the musical examples: http://billarnold.typepad.com/mel_trans_2.pdf

    By the way, this was my first attempt at a podcast, so it was good experience not only to work through the exercises, but to put them together with some narration, etc.
    Last edited by billval3; 06-16-2007 at 03:18 PM. Reason: Typed the wrong title.

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    Re: Composing Techniques Podcast

    Quote Originally Posted by billval3
    Also, here's a PDF of the musical examples: http://billarnold.typepad.com/melodi...sformation.pdf
    Bill, I get 404 PAGE NOT FOUND for that one.

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    Re: Composing Techniques Podcast

    Hi, Bill

    Really nice podcast you put together! Good narration and very nice sounding examples with the Harp and Flute. It's great to hear these melodic transformation techniques explained so succinctly and to then immediately listen to clear, good examples of each method. The whole thing is a an excellent package.

    You were concerned about how On Topic this was--I think perhaps there are other pages here in these Forums where it would be best suited, like one of the "Tips and Techniques" pages--it would be perfect there. But I'm not the Forum Cop!--If a moderator thinks this will get more attention and be more useful elsewhere, they can re-direct the thread.

    And one last note, the pdf link is coming up "not found" for me also.

    Thanks for this!
    Randy B.
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    Re: Composing Techniques Podcast

    Good, solid podcast, Bill. The examples page "Cannot Be Found" however. Perhaps the link needs checking.

    Very good, sequential approach to this subject. With the examples, a new composer would have a lot of ammunition to vary his compositional technique.

    Thanks for your creative sharing of this material.

    Jack
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    Re: Composing Techniques Podcast

    Nice podcast - it all worked together very well. Nice material, too. Will this develop into a piece you can post? It is a lovely excerpt, that stood up well to the various treatments it received.
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    Re: Composing Techniques Podcast

    Quote Originally Posted by diligamus
    Bill, I get 404 PAGE NOT FOUND for that one.
    Thanks for pointing that out. I fixed it.

    Thanks for the compliments as well, people!

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    Re: Composing Techniques Podcast

    Hi Bill,

    GREAT podcast and audio examples!!

    The PDF link is still a little funny (hyperlink below the text wasn't changed, s ocopying and pasting works but direct clicking won't) It's a handy PDF to see the podcast in action.

    Here's a working link for it: http://billarnold.typepad.com/mel_trans_2.pdf

    I hope you're planning a few more of these, Bill. They're great!

    Best,
    Reegs

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    Re: Composing Techniques Podcast

    Quote Originally Posted by Reegs
    Hi Bill,

    GREAT podcast and audio examples!!

    The PDF link is still a little funny (hyperlink below the text wasn't changed, s ocopying and pasting works but direct clicking won't) It's a handy PDF to see the podcast in action.

    Here's a working link for it: http://billarnold.typepad.com/mel_trans_2.pdf

    I hope you're planning a few more of these, Bill. They're great!

    Best,
    Reegs
    Thanks, I fixed the one up top as well. Didn't realize the old hyperlink would stay the same!

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    Re: Composing Techniques Podcast

    Ah, yes, I can see it now, thanks. Your podcast is great, Bill! You've given me some ideas for things to try out in my next composition.

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    Re: Composing Techniques Podcast

    Well done.

    Teaching is a high calling. Few can do it well, no matter what their title. It takes a great intelligence, preparation and enthusiasm to present something in a clear and simple way.

    Well done.

    best to you,
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