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.
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.