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How to Compose Music - Lesson 1 - How to Write a Melody

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Learn how to compose music, from start to finish.

Be sure to sign up at http://www.artofcomposing.com/free to get the full benefits of the course including summaries of all the lessons, worksheets and additional videos.

In this course, you'll learn about melody, harmony, form, accompaniment, dynamics, articulations and how to make your music generally sound good.

Study the ways in which Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven all made their music work.

Lesson 1 - How to Write a Melody - Learn about how to write a Basic Idea, the real building block of classical music. The easiest way you've ever seen, to write a convincing melody.

Lesson 2 - Harmony 101 - Learn about harmony, and how to make the basic idea you wrote in lesson 1, fit to different harmonies.

Lesson 3 - The Musical Period - Learn about the musical period, the first of the small theme types that classical composers use in their music.

Lesson 4 - The Musical Sentence - Learn about the musical sentence, the second of the small theme …

Guitar Lesson: how to write a song in 5 minutes...

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Obviously this isn't all you need to write a hit song, but it'll at least give you a system for coming up with some chords you like.



There's another cool side benefit, if you get used to thinking about chords this way, you'll often come up with something you recognize from another song. When you do that you'll know what the chords are in that other song and you'll recognize that progression in other songs... it's cool.

Why American Christians Care About Nazis: Honest Thoughts About Charlottesville from a Christian Latina Artist's Point of View

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Honest Thoughts About Charlottesville from a Christian Latina Artist's Point of ViewIf you come to this blog on a regular basis, you probably know a little bit about me. You know that I am a composer, that I love music, that I dabble in indie filmmaking, and that I am a writer. I am also many other things - Parent, Decent Cook, Percussionist, Christian, and Latina (Cuban/Dominican). In general I keep the blog about music, more from time constraints than from any other reason. I would love to write a hundred blogs a month for my readers, but it's just not possible.
But I could not keep silent about Charlottesville. 
For those that don't know, last weekend Nazi protestors went to Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the removal of a Confederate statue. Counter protesters (among those a faction from the Antifa - AntiFascist) movement were also there. The Nazis brought assault rifles. The Antifas brought clubs. In the end, a Nazi sympathizer/Trump follower rammed his car into a…

Ultimate guide on studio quality home music recording at very low budget

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Ultimate guide on studio quality home music recording at very low budget



Basic Home Recording Mic & Mixer Set-Up...

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Basic Home Recording Mic & Mixer Set-Up

How to Record Vocals like a Pro - Technical Lesson for beginners.

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How to Record Vocals like a Pro - Technical Lesson for beginners.

First International master-courses for young composers in St. Petersburg

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First International master-courses for young composers in St. Petersburg Russian Musical Union
International MolOt Group
Russian institute of Art History
Youth Department of Russian Composers Union

are delighted to present

The First International master-courses for young composers in St. Petersburg The master-courses will take place in St. Petersburg on the base of Russian institute of Art History from November 19 to November 26, 2017.
The invited professors for the master-courses are composers Alexander Knaifel (St. Petersburg, Russia) and Helena Tulve (Tallinn, Estonia).

The master-courses have two sections:
Music for chamber ensemble
Music for chamber choir

The performing ensembles of the master-courses are St. Petersburg MolOt-ensemble and Festino Chamber Choir.

Ensemble lineup:
Flute (also piccolo, alto)
Clarinet (also piccolo, bass)
Piano (also MIDI-keyboard)
Violin
Cello (also bass guitar)

The choir lineup is 16 voices (SATB, four singers for each part)

10 active participants of the maste…