Hoping to post a demonstration composition lesson here soon. Stay tuned.
It's a composition lesson which illustrates several basic principles involved in creating and developing a basic musical idea. I have it in a word document and was hoping there was a way to view it within this post (like the nice orchestration threads here) but I can only attach it. I can't really copy it over properly because the formatting changes and the graphics don't copy. Working with the administration to solve.
I want to post it in such a way that you see it within the post - not as a downloadable attachment. Similar to the way it's done in the Garritan Orchestration section. If anyone knows how to do that with a Word document with graphics I would love to know. I'm waiting to hear back from the administration on how it might be done.
Posting the lesson in the clearest and most helpful way has required a certain amount of work. It's just about done with a little more tweaking necessary.
It's a piano sketch formed out of solid basic harmonic, melodic, and compositional devices or principles. A sort of demonstration of compositional thought as it relates to forming and developing various musical ideas from a single germ. There's something in it for the beginner as well as those farther along. Each stage is described thoroughly with a musical example in view. Then the entire sketch can be viewed with an mp3 below to hear the piano rendition. The sketch is very condensed with almost any two measures capable of being turned into an entire section of music
I will probably orchestrate it soon it but it might be fun to hear what people come up with if they want to take a shot at it. We could talk about any aspect of it here at NS as well. It's an advertisement for my online teaching (successful film, TV and game composers study with me - as well as beginners) but it's all about the music and not a sales pitch in any way.