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Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Arrangements permission/procedures?, jazz piano pieces, harry fox agency
jazz piano pieces, harry fox agency, caveat emptor: Hi Charles: Most of the time, permission to use others music relates to what your planned usage is going to be: 1. If you were planning to make an arrangement and record it for sale, you would need to obtain a mechanical agreement from the Harry Fox...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Arrangements for Saxophone Trio, soprano sax, saxophone tenor
soprano sax, saxophone tenor, tenor sax: Hi Ed, Thanks for your question. A Sax trio is a bit unusual (that s a good thing -- but it does make it hard to find arrangements). If your online research (sheetmusiconline, jwpepper, etc) and the other online sheet music sites don t turn up anything,...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Arranger percentage for publishing, robert puff, phil kelly
robert puff, phil kelly, e mail: Hi Bill : By Transcribing , I assume you to mean rendering publishle copies ..NOT extracting the parts by ear or other mecanical work ( that would fall under orcestration rates ) The rates are all over the place: page rates, hourly rates ( usually $45...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Arranging Harmonies, duet version, dance with somebody
duet version, dance with somebody, professional singer: Hi Jo, I am sorry for the lateness of my reply. If you listen closely to the song, they re already harmonizing on the chorus. If you can sing what they re singing, your work is done for you. Give a close listen to the song on the album. Juanit...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Arranging Instruments into lefts and rights, mix engineer, rhythm guitar
mix engineer, rhythm guitar, stereo field: Kyle, What you re referring to is ‘panning. There are many different perspectives on it, and the answer you get will vary depending on which producer/engineer or mix engineer you ask. Without getting into a deep technical discussion, there are some basic...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Arranging Music, copyright infringements, melody line
copyright infringements, melody line, chord chart: Laura this is a very involved question but there ARE ANSWERS. :-) You didn t mention what the ORIGINAL music is performed in (eg. like is it being performed on piano, trumpet, violin, orchestra, what?) that you are wanting to transcribe to harp ? what...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Arranging music for brass quintet and solo voice, brass quintet arrangements, sleeping beauty music
brass quintet arrangements, sleeping beauty music, al kasha: Kristin: All the selections are wonderful for sure, but i think you have correctly assessed your situation as biting off a lot of music to do in the time line, esp since you are getting married and have that to worry about. I d first ask the...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Arranging for rock band with 2 guitars, guitar power chords, open mic nights
guitar power chords, open mic nights, string quartets: Hi Chris, Well, you win for one of the most involved questions I ve received in a while! Ok, arranging is a strange animal. I ve arranged string quartets, solo lines for violin, vocal arrangements and other things many times before and what holds true...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Arranging Studio Productions., electronic musician magazine, kent wheeler kennan
electronic musician magazine, kent wheeler kennan, genres of music: I want to know exactly what I am doing that is right. I do not have any formal education in theory or arranging. I want to know how to arrange So I can be confident when creating, and so I can identify and correct my mistakes. Vann, Thank you...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Arranging/voice, leaky tire, amateur singer
leaky tire, amateur singer, breathing exercises: Hi Andrew, I tell everyone who asks me about singing, the importance of learning to breathe correctly. So my advice would be to do some breathing exercises. Here are a few you can choose from: First, stand erect with your shoulders down and relaxed....

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Arranging, santa ana winds, song melody
santa ana winds, song melody, origin records: Hi Lavi: Arranging musically is the craft involved in taking the elements of the raw song ( melody, harmony and lyrics ) and forming them into an effective setting that enhances the songs qualities. This process may be as simple as enriching the harmonies...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Arrangment... Structure... Writer Block, favorite sports team, moon travel
favorite sports team, moon travel, emotional charge: Brian, First of all, I can tell you what works for me and it may not be helpful at all to you. Everyone has their own way of doing it. If there was a simple 1-2-3 step process that worked for everyone, we d all know about it. Not to say that the solution...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Arrnagment and harmony..., phil kelly, theory courses
phil kelly, theory courses, ear training: Hi Maxwell: I d start by finding a teacher or a community college course to solve your problems with understanding harmony and music theory. That s pretty basic to getting on with your arranging ambitions. Learning to identify different vocal parts is...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Art Song Genre, classical music section, luck david
classical music section, luck david, college bookstore: I believe Mendohlsson wrote in that genre--about 250 years ago. Go to one of the larger music stores in your area and look in the Classical Music section. Art songs were popular at various times over the centuries, after Bach (the Baroque era) and before Debussy...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Asian music, river of stars, greg turner
river of stars, greg turner, music development: Dear Greg, Thank you for letting me hear your music. I think your pieces are great. And also very original and attractive. You are really into Asian music! I don t have much to say about how you should write your music. Best wishes for your music development!...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Asian Theory?, javanese gamelan music, music of the whole earth
javanese gamelan music, music of the whole earth, tibetian monks: Hi Josh: The first question might be: WHICH part of Asia ? There are many and varied musical traditions in the area and each is unique . What applies in China will not necessarily be true in Japan. And then you have all the intricate polyphony...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Aural training, absolute pitch, relative pitch
absolute pitch, relative pitch, cycle of fifths: Hello again Jarbas You haven t got back to me so I m going to assume you re a pianist. It doesn t make a great deal of difference as you have to be able to think harmonically in any case; if you re a pianist you ll be playing the harmonies, and if you...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: accompaniments, tonal center, reading music
tonal center, reading music, matawan: Lynn- Thanks for your question! I m going to do the best I can to try to explain how to make an accompaniment without the benefit of reading music. I strongly suggest you learn how to as it will make things easier in the long run. I will give you a link...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: actual requirements and methods of marking Associated Board Grade VI VII VIII, mail order service, free syllabus
mail order service, free syllabus, board syllabus: Hello Splish, Since you re following the Associated Board syllabus, the best place to start is the Associated Board website (www.abrsm.org). You ll find the current syllabuses for theory, practical musicianship and aural set out by grade. ABRSM also publishes...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: adding intrest, c c7, relative minor
c c7, relative minor, instance c: Hello Paul, Well for only being 13, you seem to knoww hat you re talking about, so I think I won t go over your head too much. Have you thought about minor chords. Major and Minor chords are related . That s why every major chord has a relative minor....

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: advance harmony, harmonic progressions, bar phrase
harmonic progressions, bar phrase, cycle of fifths: Hello Jess, I follow the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music syllabus but now only take pupils who have passed Grade 5 and are working towards Grade 6. So they should understand about intervals, triads/chords and their inversions, diatonic scale...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: advance singing techniques, singing techniques, homespun tapes
singing techniques, homespun tapes, penny nichols: Hi Emma: The term advanced singing techniques could mean different things to different teachers. I would have to hear you sing to be able to tell you what advanced would be for you. Is your tutor a singing teacher? If not, here are two suggestions: 1....

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: advice regarding composing music for lyrics, accented syllables, music composition
accented syllables, music composition, line of verse: Jibran, Thanks for your question. This is an important area. I wanted to know whether composing music for lyrics had anything to do with the syllables and metre of the lyrics. Absolutely 100% yes. The natural flow and accents of the lyrics...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Your answer, twinkle twinkle little star, twinkle little star
twinkle twinkle little star, twinkle little star, chord progressions: Johnny, Firstly, please forgive the lateness of this reply. As for your question about chord progressions...yes. Chord progressions usually means the progression of chords followed one after another. However, the trick is when you re using single...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Are there areas of knowledge in music theory that can significantly help the individual songwriting process for small groups., midi synths, using midi
midi synths, using midi, group context: The process of writing music on my own is so foreign to me. Writing on my own has been very slow and difficult. There are so many specialized classes and books on music theory I’m a little overwhelmed at where to start and what will actually help my...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: arrangement, harmonic intervals, phrase one
harmonic intervals, phrase one, major thirds: Hi Phil! Thanks for the quick reply, it has cleared a few things up, but I am still slightly confused about a few things that you mentioned. Firstly, you said that I should have a bass and guitar as my rhythm section, but I thought that the piano was acting...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: arranging, musicians union, bass drums
musicians union, bass drums, latino books: Dear Diego, Thank you for clearing things up. It seems that, since the publisher now owns the rights, you can pretty much treat things as if you were hired to arrange =anyone s= music. In that case I would check with the musicians union for standard...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: arranging and composing for Jazz Bass strings and flute, jazz harmony, harmony book
jazz harmony, harmony book, jazz bass: Hi Mark: If you re interested in getting into arranging, I suggest you start at the beginning and learn to write for ALL the instruments ,and then employ the ones you want to use later. Assuming You have some theoretical background, but may want to know...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: arranging harmonies, electric bass players, basic music theory
electric bass players, basic music theory, choir conductor: Hello Christian, Firstly, if you want to learn anything about harmonies, you d better learn about your intervals, circle of fifths, chords and myriad other basic theory subjects if you want to help out your choir with their parts. For you to hear harmonies,...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: arranging instruments around vocals, smooth blends, melody note
smooth blends, melody note, melodic phrase: After hundreds of years of conditioning we are accustomed to hearing the melody a third or a fifth above the bass note; melodies usually start on the third above the bass note, and vary loosely around that interval. This tendancy is tempered by the desire...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: arranging, kent wheeler kennan, good luck with your music
kent wheeler kennan, good luck with your music, orchestration: Daniel, Arranging is a huge topic, far more than can be summarized in this small space. If you are finding the sounds you want, then a good technique is to find some existing songs that have an overall arrangement similar to what you might like to do...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: artist for a song, google, referral
google, referral, spelling: Hi Fred, The song you are referring to is an old mexican standard called GUANTANAMERA! It sounds like Juan Talamera, but is not so. You have the wrong spelling. Simply do a web search in Google for THAT song. I m sure you ll find something. Juanit...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: auditions, o leggiadri occhi belli, mezzo soprano
o leggiadri occhi belli, mezzo soprano, singing teacher: Hi Teresa, Look at every song they re suggesting you to sing. If you don t, you may be passing up an opportunity. Sebben Crudele, might fit better in your voice which would show off your voice better and give you a better audition. If Caro Mio Ben is...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: aural training, voice exercises, rehearsal time
voice exercises, rehearsal time, warm up exercises: Hello Oswald, A lot depends on your choir members - are they trained singers, or musical but untrained (ie they can sightsing reasonably well), or complete novices? I ve only worked with the last two and I m not a vocal coach, so if your choir is more...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: What is the average price for a good guzheng?, guzheng, paulownia
guzheng, paulownia, quality instrument: Dear Elisa, Thank you for your questions. You can get a good guzheng within the price range of US$350 - US$500 (does not include delivery). Paulownia wood is fine.A guzheng made from Sandalwood might be more expensive. Shanghai-made guzheng have the...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Band Composition, clarinet trumpet, sax tenor
clarinet trumpet, sax tenor, saxophone tenor: Hi Nina, First you ll have to divide the instruments into different registers: high and low and their sub-divisions. High: Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet Middle: Alto sax, tenor sax Low: trombone, tuba You can have the flute, clarinet and trumpet rotate...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Band, music becuase, good luck chuck
music becuase, good luck chuck, decent band: Stephanie: I don t live in Florida, but I wouldn t mind helping you out if I did live there. First of all, each person has to know how to play Second, you have to decide what kind of music you want to play, and Third, start like the...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Basic songwriting, music melody, melody line
music melody, melody line, vocal melody: Hey Kirk, I usually write music/melody first and then lyrics to fit that melody. But sometimes I write lyrics first. When I write lyrics first - I try to write them to a vocal melody line. So I can sing them after they are written. Then it s a matter of...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Bass guitar and piano tunes, piano tunes, vocal melody
piano tunes, vocal melody, bass clef: Hello again, It sounds like this is a school project. I honestly cannot do your work for you - actually, AllExperts has a reply option that literally says I don t do homework questions - but I d be glad to continue to give some more pointers to help you...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Bass Singing, proper breathing techniques, leaky tire
proper breathing techniques, leaky tire, upper teeth: Hi Nick, If you practice keeping your voice in shape and work on both your upper and lower range, you can keep the range you have and expand only to the limits that your voice allows you. It is possible, but you ll need to make sure you understand the...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Bass Singing, leaky tire, breathing exercises
leaky tire, breathing exercises, upper teeth: Hi Eric, Here are a couple of exercises that help to increase range. Please remember that these are not quick fixes and that in order to really make these exercises work for you is to practice, practice, practice. I ve also included breathing exercises...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONY No. 7, minor sections, key signature
minor sections, key signature, flat keys: Hello again Andrei, Bear in mind I m not a clarinettist so what I know about the instrument is purely theoretical. The clarinet overblows at the 12th rather than at the octave like the other wind instruments, so, although it s fully chromatic, there...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: BEST WAY TO KNOW, san bernardino california, company execs
san bernardino california, company execs, richard carpenter: Hi David: I don t want to unnecessarily dampen your enthusiasm, but getting a song heard ( let alone placed with an artist ) is a terribly long shot proposition at best. You almost have to have a personal contact these days to get material to anyone. In...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Bebop, improvisation techniques, music san diego
improvisation techniques, music san diego, san diego california: Hello Eric and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. Deflection is a term for various improvisation techniques employing arpeggiated chord tones which may use the tetra chord itself or the extensions. There should be many exercise...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Becoming a background vocalist, local music stores, background vocalist
local music stores, background vocalist, sure sm58: Hi Melody, I m not sure what you mean by professional world . Option 1) Local bands- Generally the pay ranges from a low end of about $50 for a four hour gig up to about $150 in the better bands. You can find these gigs by checking with local music...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Beethoven's quartets, good graces, principal pieces
good graces, principal pieces, string quartet: Hello Victor, You re thinking of the final movement of his last quartet, Op 135, which was also the last work he completed. On the manuscript Beethoven gave the movement the title Der schwer gefaßte Entschluß (The Difficult Decision); under the introductory...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Beginning Composer, richard strauss, orchestral rock
richard strauss, orchestral rock, rock pieces: Hi Noah: Well, in a word: it s really quite different due to the nature, variety and complexity of acoustic instruments. You ll need some more advanced theory courses ,and orchestration training as well at a minimum. These skills can best be acquired with...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Berklee, audition policy, luck david
audition policy, luck david, target: First, you need to start the application process well in avance of your target start date. Now is not too soon. They re going to want to gauge your proficiency on the instrument, how well versed you are with written music, and how well suited you are to class...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Best way to write lyrics?, walking in the woods, rhyming dictionary
walking in the woods, rhyming dictionary, pencil and paper: Oliver, You must know that I m not going to tell you there is one best way to write lyrics. It s a very individual thing. Brainstorming is one technique that works for some people. I like to start with a concept, then write everything down that...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Brian Wilson, barenaked ladies song, melodic contour
barenaked ladies song, melodic contour, bill pere: Matthew Thank you for your question. In order to answer what you are asking, I would need to have a recording of the song you are asking about and the time to analyze it. I don t have that recording so I can t help you with that song. Sorry. ...Bil...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Brian Wilson, barenaked ladies song, two interludes
barenaked ladies song, two interludes, bare naked ladies: Hello Matthew, You re in luck - I ve found a downloadable MIDI and have been listening to it for the past hour. I ve also got the lyrics in front of me. This is a homework assignment, isn t it g . I m happy to help but do make sure you understand...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Broadway Singing, soprano voice, megan mullally
soprano voice, megan mullally, mr watson: Alicia- Isn t broadway wonderful! I m glad to hear that you re so passionate about your goals, that s wonderful! It does help to be trained by a vocal specialist whose expertise is preparing students for broadway. To be honest, it s tough! You are...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: background vocals-networking, background vocalist, demo service
background vocalist, demo service, long term relationships: Hi Colleen! Yes, Nashville is definitely a scene that s built on relationships and you have to work your up. First, don t think of networking simply as meeting as many people as possible as that can be intimidating and likely lead nowhere. Think of...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: bad transition, 16 beats, root chord
16 beats, root chord, key signature: Chris- Don t be sorry for the long question because all that info helped me in answering. The chords that you mentioned are all called diatonic chords. Which means that if you play the notes on 1, 3, and 5 steps of the note your on and use the key signature...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: bad transition, 16 beats, gm c
16 beats, gm c, root chord: Chris, From those chords alone, its difficult for me to tell what key the song is in. The chords use either Ebs or E naturals (or don t have an E), but the Bb is consistant (I use b to mean flat). That means the song is in either Bb or F major (it can...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: bad transition, 16 beats, root chord
16 beats, root chord, flat c: Hi Chris: I have determined that these chords are in it:                                                 B(flat) C Dm E(flat) F Gm Am Is this song in B(flat) major key? If the C is CMINOR, it ( along with the Bbchord , Eb chord and F chord...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: bad transition, 16 beats, v7 chords
16 beats, v7 chords, root chord: Chris: Yes, you are right, a lot of information and a lot of parts to answer. First of all, let s determine the KEY of the song (your first concern) The KEY signiture is usually set by some peramiters. 1) The final chord in the song (usually...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: bad transition, 16 beats, root chord
16 beats, root chord, flat c: It seems like you re in D phrygian (all the same notes as Bb major, but the tonal center is ‘D ). Dm Eb F Gm Am Bb C These chords all ‘function the same way the corresponding chords of D major function, D (tonic) Em (super tonic) F#m (mediant) G...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: bad transition, 16 beats, root chord
16 beats, root chord, flat c: Hello Chris, The basis of the Western key system is that: the octave is divided into 12 equal semitones; the two predominating scales, major and minor, are constructed in exactly the same way in all 12 keys; the various degrees of the scale are of greater...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: basic chord progression help, chord progressions, nuts and bolts
chord progressions, nuts and bolts, jazz pianist: Joe: Sure, glad to help, there are many aspects to this question about how to FANCY up the sound and the overall effect of the composition. YOu asked specifically about the PROGRESSION PART, ? ok (there is how to enhance the CHORD, AND THE moving...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: basic harmony, music san diego, san diego california
music san diego, san diego california, california studio: Hello Daniel and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. Hereere is a simple chart for Reharmonization that should give you the information you ask: http://www.apassion4jazz.net/reharmonisation.html Also, follow the links at the bottom....

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: basic harmony, plagal cadence, diatonic chords
plagal cadence, diatonic chords, key signature: Daniel- Ok, let me see if I can outline a few things. First off, the suspension is a type of chord. For instance, a Csus4 consists of C F G rather than C E G. Speaking diatonically, one chord isn t really more important, but there are some that function...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: basic harmony, f chord, leading tone
f chord, leading tone, g chord: These are the primary chords. But now what? what s next? If V s the leading, dominant chord, IV s the subdominant but what s it s function? And if you re in G dominant (mixolydian I guess) Dm isn t it s Dom, F works better. I have heaps of questions like...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: basic techniques on pop composition, connecticut songwriters association, chord progressions
connecticut songwriters association, chord progressions, harry chapin: Karen, Hi -- thanks for your question. I m glad to hear you want to teach your students about pop music writing. I do lots of school workshops using songwriting to integrate curricula from other subjects, particularly language arts, social studies, math...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: basics, decent theory, jazz theory
decent theory, jazz theory, google: hi skip: the best way is to get a good guitar teacher. however,if you re a hands on guy, get yourself a decent theory book ( like mark levines jazz theory ) and work out the connections yourself. also, google guitar methods and you ll have...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: bass/ electric guitar, jazz style, funky jazz
jazz style, funky jazz, musical structure: Hi Luca, Your question is a bit perplexing, but think you re not using the guitar as it was meant to be used. It seems that you re only writing lines for the guitar instead of having the guitar play chords to give strength to the foundation of your...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: bass guitar and guitar tuning, treble clef, bass clef
treble clef, bass clef, electric guitars: Hi Alex, Your question is a bit puzzling. If you re having a problem with tuning, that s one thing. If you re trying to find what notes sound good with an A note or chord, that s entirely different. Seeing as the first 4 strings on a guitar (the 4...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: bass singing, maximum relaxation, vocal mechanism
maximum relaxation, vocal mechanism, personal range: Hi Charles, Well, one thing to know, is that generally, all voices have their limits. If you ve woken up in the morning groggy and lethargic, and opened your mouth to speak, you ve probably heard the lowest note in your personal range already. As I had...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: i am a bass?, male songs, male vocalist
male songs, male vocalist, middle key: I usally start by transposing a song up a fourth (from C to F for instance), then down a fourth (from C to G). If that doesn t work, I try half way in between, up a third (from C to E) or down a third (from C to A). By the time I ve tried these four changes,...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: How to become a Composer, merry pranks, ballet music
merry pranks, ballet music, composition skills: Mr. James: I did listen to the music sampls you presented on your site, and they are enjoyable to listen to and have a great degree of creativity. It sounds like music to either listen to or dance to but not to put with a movie score. I know you...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: How to become a gud singer, musical phrases, high pitch
musical phrases, high pitch, singing teacher: Hello Thomas, I m sorry but I m not going to be able to help you much. I m not sure what you mean by the technical aspect - do you mean how to give a good performance? In which case that s easy to answer. I tell singers I work with to a) practise speaking...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: What's the best book on learning composition you recommend?, associated board of the royal schools of music, learning composition
associated board of the royal schools of music, learning composition, writing paragraphs: Hello Sarah, Anyone studying music seriously needs to acquire a thorough understanding of its theory. If you re going to compose you need an understanding of how music works . It s the difference between picking up a few phrases in a foreign language and...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: boogie woogie piano, boogie woogie piano, jamie abersol
boogie woogie piano, jamie abersol, piano hi: Hi Danny, The best way I know how to improvise is to do exactly what you are doing. Listen and figure out the chords, etcetera. Barring that, if you re still stuck and want to learn how to improvise, my best advice is to get the Jamie Abersol tapes on...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: books for music students (composition), composition student, samuel adler
composition student, samuel adler, encylopedias: The first thing I would advise is to contact the school you expect to attend to find out which textbooks they adopt to teach these subjects. Other than this, standard texts include: Harmony by Kostka and Payne, Form by Douglass Green and The Study of Orchestration...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: how much breath, leaky tire, upper teeth
leaky tire, upper teeth, clenched teeth: Hi Nikola, Well, I think that opera singer is right in most circumstances. I find I run out of breath speaking before I run out singing as well. But it all depends on how big youf phrase is too. In any case, here are some breathing exercises for you:...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: C Minor, D Major, etc., english danish dictionary, sonata in b minor
english danish dictionary, sonata in b minor, nocturne in g major: Hello Aaron, Any subject - music, maths, geography, whatever - has its distinctive terminology and it s important to get it right from the outset. Are you talking about songs or pieces? It s only a song if someone s singing it - if it s for instrument(s)...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Cadential Points, chord progressions, simple melody
chord progressions, simple melody, melody line: Hello Stephen, and thanks for being patient. Don t worry, you re answering the question correctly. The wording choose suitable chord progressions is misleading and the AB would do better to say put the correct chords since the questions are deliberately...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Cappella Vocalis, instrumental accompaniment, vocalis
instrumental accompaniment, vocalis, church style: Capella Vocalis is an Austrian choir, and it s also a boy s choir, in the USA I believe. Actually it should be spelled cappella. The phrase means church voices or church singing, or more loosely unaccompanied singing since the phrase a cappella...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Career Choices, film music institute, traditional acoustic instruments
film music institute, traditional acoustic instruments, hummie mann: Hi Cody: Getting a BMus is a start, but getting into any phase of the music business will require you to gain both real world professional experience and some additional specialized training in the art and mechanics of film scoring. to be an employable...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Career in MUsic production/engineering, study regimen, voice study
study regimen, voice study, music centers: Erin, The lifestyle that you are asking about can be quite hectic at times, with very little down time. Most producers/engineers I know go from one project to the next, takig time off to sleep/eat when they can spare it.Very few enjoy an evenly paced, regular...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Careers involving composition, composer arranger, iannis xenakis
composer arranger, iannis xenakis, residential architecture: Hi Jeff: Before I comment further, I d like to point out this statement you made early on: However, I don t think I would be happy doing only arranging-I like to have more creative control than that- If this truly how you feel , you might not...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: CHORDS AND MELODY, english chinese dictionary, rhythm melody
english chinese dictionary, rhythm melody, harmonic progressions: Hello Keith, If you don t know Chinese, there s no use my giving you an English-Chinese dictionary and asking you to write me a couple of paragraphs in Chinese. You won t end up with grammatically correct, well-written prose; at worst you ll have gibberish...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Changing the Scale in a music, western culture music, key signature
western culture music, key signature, majoy: Saleh: You are referring to Western culture music, I assume? You are mentioning changing the Scale which sounds to my like you are wanting to Change the key sense or change the MODALITY of the piece ? is this right? Your question...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Changing voice, old voice, cracking
old voice, cracking, allison: Allison: Thanks for the great question , and yes, all your worries are normal, and a changing voice is normal and you ll be able to resume your voice after these years The cracking (or lost control from your OLD VOICE HIGH NOTES to y our new...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Characteristics of a Musical, palgrave macmillan, allen cohen
palgrave macmillan, allen cohen, author allen: Dear Jake, Not to brag, but I have co-written a book that would be a very good resource. It s called Writing Musical Theater and it was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2006. My co-author, Allen Cohen, and I use the first part of the book to describe...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: What to Charge for Songs, harry fox agency, performance rights organizations
harry fox agency, performance rights organizations, game composers: I m not sure what the consultaion component of your question refers to. There is no hard and fast rules as to what to charge for lessons or critiques; it s just generally what the market will bear. Most people here charge $25 for a critique; writers with...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Chinese Arrangement, jasmine flower, butterfly lovers
jasmine flower, butterfly lovers, chinese instruments: Hi, Thank you for your question. What kind of songs are you looking for? Pop? Folk? Some common chinese instruments are erhu (2 string instrument), pipa (lute), guzheng (zither) and dizi (bamboo flute). Some examples of Chinese music include Jasmine...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Chinese composition, mid autumn festival, traditional chinese instruments
mid autumn festival, traditional chinese instruments, chinese mid autumn festival: Hi, I suppose you are composing for Western instruments/piano, since A flat major is very hard to play using traditional Chinese instruments. In my experience, the basic Western chords of I, IV, and V also work for Chinese music. It is the chromatic...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Chinese pop music, chinese pop music, jazz ballads
chinese pop music, jazz ballads, chord structure: Dear Lemas, Thank you for your questions. I am Chinese by race and the spelling of my name is based on the pronunciation of the English language. But my last name and chinese name (yuchuan) are Chinese. Jean is my english given name. I will try my best...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Chinese scales, common chord progressions, traditional chinese music
common chord progressions, traditional chinese music, pentatonic scales: Dear Ming, Thank you for your question. In traditional Chinese music, the pentatonic scale is used. However for each scale, you can derive 5 types of pentatnonic scales depending on the tonal center. For eg. C,D,E,G,A, you can have scales of D,E,G,A,C (D...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Choice of musical key when composing, mozart clarinet concerto, flat clarinet
mozart clarinet concerto, flat clarinet, concert pitch: Hi Ed, There are several factors to be dealt with when writing music. Let s start with the range of the instrument. No matter what instrument it is, or what the range is, these facts have nothing whatsoever to do with what key the piece is written in....

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Choral music composition, music composition, college professors
music composition, college professors, music degree: Yotamu: I will need more information in your question to know what it is you are wanting. You want help in composition, and you want to know how do you go about it (meaning? - go about getting help? ) is that your question? Well, if...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Chord names and numbers, chord names, gm7
chord names, gm7, letter names: Steven, Take a look at http://www.jazzbooks.com/Nomenclature/15_nomenclature.pdf That lists most all of the common notations arranged by their meanings. and if you like that page, there s a lot more at http://www.jazzbooks.com/jazzhandbook/Default.htm...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Chord Progression, music san diego, chris answer
music san diego, chris answer, harmonic movement: Hello again, You ask Is it possible... to go to the relative major of the tonal center? Yes, quite common for tone centers to switch back and forth from Major to minor, usually in 4 or 8 bar phrases. You ask How could I find what the relative...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Chord Progressions, pop music world, chord progressions
pop music world, chord progressions, popular music: This is a pretty common series of chords that, usually, follows this configuration: IV-V-vii-I. Yet, this pattern isn t carved in stone and is often freely adapted. Usually it will be used in cadential formulas, meaning at the end of phrases or sections....

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Chord Progressions/Comping, writing jazz, chord progressions
writing jazz, chord progressions, paper exercise: Hello Brandon, There are no tips or tricks to acquiring a sound knowledge of music theory - you ve just got to knuckle down and learn it. You need to understand *thoroughly* about intervals, triads/chords and their inversions, key relationships and modulations,...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Chord Progressions, chord progressions, chord sequences
chord progressions, chord sequences, common chord: Lisa, Falling back on the same old chord progressions is one of my pet peeves. I love to try new chord sequences, but you can go too far. If the song seems right, even when using a common chord progression, don t force it to use fancier chords. In other...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Chord proggression, accurate transcription, barline
accurate transcription, barline, midi file: Hello Steve, I haven t heard Bobby Vinton singing this song, but I ve listened to the midi file of it at http://user.chollian.net/~jhyoo98/i-khtml/i-k.htm so I m assuming that s an accurate transcription. If it is, then the chord progression is: I VI...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Chord theory, music san diego, san diego california
music san diego, san diego california, jazz chords: Hello M.P. Cardoza, and thank you for contacting me through All Experts.com. The difference is the harmony. C7 dim5 = C, E, Gb, Bb C7 aug11 = C, E, G, Bb, D, F# Do not think of chords as merely the correct nore, but rather the relationship between...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Chorus, little pony, penny nichols
little pony, penny nichols, chourus: The chorus should be the place where you sum up in as few words as possible why I should care about your song. What is the point of the song? In other words, if my verses say something like I had a pony with a long black tail who ran around the corral like...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Chorus problem, catchy choruses, little juanita
catchy choruses, little juanita, chord progressions: Hi Evens, Congrats on the songwriting. It s a lot of fun. However, I don t understand what makes you think that learning something could possible tie down your freedom . Makes no sense. If you have a question about something, learn about it. It can...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Chritmas song, christmas songs and carols, march of the kings
christmas songs and carols, march of the kings, early morn: Jan: Personally I dont have any clue about a song with that title, but i suspect that is not the title of the song, maybe try a song called march of the kings It has a melody that does fits the rhythm of the words you listed here it is a suggestion,...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Chuck, elementary school music, keyboard chart
elementary school music, keyboard chart, kids with special needs: Dear Bonnie: First of all, let me ask you to keep in touch with me, Email if you can, at my address qtetman@juno.com I have a thesis paper with references online, some related to children in special needs, and their studies of music and how...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Church Choir, bass singers, rhythm form
bass singers, rhythm form, vocal exercises: Hello Jim. I had an emergency appendectomy a week ago and I have been recovering. I have had someone checking my computer for me and I see that you sent a question while I was sick. Let me ask you a couple of questions, Can you read music? If you can read...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Classical composers, opera composers, classical composers
opera composers, classical composers, orchestral instrument: Usually, classical composers would compose and orchestrate all their music personally. Some of the late-Romantic era opera composers would, in dire circumstances, employ an assistant to help them meet their deadlines. However, most often these assistants...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Classical Music and Student Achievement, lake denoon middle school, muskego wisconsin
lake denoon middle school, muskego wisconsin, music classes: Hello Maggie, Firstly, you should know, I am not a teacher. I have nothing to draw upon that could help you with your questions. I am a working perfomer, and though I have worked with students, I haven t worked with them in a classroom setting to observe...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Classical Music, music theory, haydn
music theory, haydn, composers: Vanessa- Are you putting me on? Your first question is too vague and general. The second is perplexing. Why would you feel a need to critique the three greatest composers of the Classical era? It really doesn t matter what we think of them....

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Classical to music theatre, simple joys of maidenhood, private voice lessons
simple joys of maidenhood, private voice lessons, classical grace: Grace, Here s the thing. Your singing classical will in no way hinder your desire to go into musical theater. I, too, sang from the 24 Italian Songs and Arias, Vaccai and other classical vocal training books, and I went on to do lots of musical theater....

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Classical Structure, star spangled banner, perfect cadence
star spangled banner, perfect cadence, piano concerti: Hello Jon, The scale and trill themselves don t have a name as they re not particularly significant (the trill acts as an alarm call to wake the orchestra and conductor up in time for the final chord g ), but the underlying harmonic progression is. You...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Collaborations, copyright. licensing, synchronization
copyright. licensing, synchronization, mechanical: Simon, Hi - good to hear from you again. I have an artist that wants to use one of my instrumentals for his project. I want to issue a mechanical license but am wondering if this is possible for just an instrumental. Will I still get full mechanical...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Coming up with original melodies., high school math, writing melodies
high school math, writing melodies, sharps and flats: Jairo, Thanks for asking this. I think it is a question all songwriters struggle with from time to time: how do we come up with more original melodies? The short answer is we don t have to. Realize there are only so many notes in western music: 7 in...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Common Practice Period, parallel octaves, very detailed information
parallel octaves, very detailed information, practice period: Melissa, Hi - thanks for your question. The simple answer is that there actually no reason that you can t use parallel 5ths or octaves - it is actually quite common in modern music and is the basis of much rock music, however in the common practice...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Comparison of African music to Chinese music, traditional chinese music, chromatic notes
traditional chinese music, chromatic notes, notes on the piano: Dear Diane, Thank you for the question and sorry abou the late response. I m only able to give information about Chinese music. I m afraid I can t do comparision studies between African and Chinese Music as I have no knowlegde of African music. I hope my...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Comparison of music periods and multicultural music, music in western civilization, bruno nettl
music in western civilization, bruno nettl, paul henry lang: There are two books that come immediately to mind: Jan LaRue s Guidelines for Style Analysis and Paul Henry Lang s Music in Western Civilization. These are books I know. There is also Bruno Nettl s Comparative Musicology, which might be a bit technical....

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Composing, violin concerto, professional violin
violin concerto, professional violin, violin concert: JAMIE: Are you serious? cadenza s are usually composed by the performer, to show off their particular skills on their instrument. Even though a composer might write one for the piece, (as a guide to the performer- or if the performer cant make up their...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Composing Music, odds and sods, orchestral composition
odds and sods, orchestral composition, mamooth: Hello Luc, If you ve got a degree in composition you know more about it than I do, so I don t know how useful my suggestions will be. I composed throughout my childhood; piano pieces to start with, then odds and sods for my school orchestra and choir....

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Composing for modern instrumental jazz and rock, jerry coker, beatles tunes
jerry coker, beatles tunes, writing jazz: Rich, Practice makes perfect. That is, you need to practice writing and developing larger forms. One way to do that is to take songs you like from your favorite records and use them as models. I like Beatles tunes; I might take the harmonic structure (the...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Composing a Piano Song, clair de lune, little melody
clair de lune, little melody, backup singers: Emily, Here s a radical thought: I think everyone writes music. Young children often do these little singsong things to themselves, without even trying, while at play. Older people do almost the same thing, but most aren t conscious of it. And even...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Composing Songs, writing music, grain of salt
writing music, grain of salt, heart and soul: Hi Fay, Songwriting can be a very personal experience. Many people have different ways of getting to the finished product. When I write, I usually write the music first - then the lyrics. I ve found that works best once you are comfortable with writing...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Composing a song with several instruments, 2d computer art, woodthrush
2d computer art, woodthrush, transposing instruments: Hello Paul, It ll help you to come to grips with transposing instruments if you understand why they transpose in the first place. Brass instruments can only play notes from the harmonic series (I see from your website that you re interested in physics,...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Composing for a special event, sir edward elgar, orb and scepter
sir edward elgar, orb and scepter, processional music: Hi Pimms: I suggest you investigate the works of English composers like Sir William Walton and Sir Edward Elgar. ( or others of this earlier 20th cent. period ) since both composers were often commissioned to write specific music for Royal occasions. (...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Composing terminology, plagal cadence, music melodies
plagal cadence, music melodies, tonal music: Doug- Glad to. Melodies can be based on many different formulas.In conventional tonal music melodies often consist of all three of your terms. A motive is a small group of notes, an idea, as it were, that can be stated and then varied in many ways...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Composing/Writing, writing poems, knowhow
writing poems, knowhow, music software: Jake- I don t know that I can answer your question without more information. If, as you put it, you want to get into music , how far do you want to go? To be a serious composer takes a considerable amount of theory knowhow. On the other hand,...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Composing, rhythm melody, harmonic progressions
rhythm melody, harmonic progressions, interdependent elements: Hello Caroline, The three inseparable and interdependent elements of music are rhythm, melody and harmony, and all three need to be taken into consideration to produce a successful composition. Even if you re writing an unaccompanied melody line, the underlying...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Composition, old dominion university, church choirs
old dominion university, church choirs, church congregations: Howard, Thanks for your question. Both my wife and I have directed church choirs. Since you already know music theory and composition, all you really need to do here is to be aware of the typical vocal ranges of the 4 sections in an SATB choir. Any...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Composition, sixteen years, tape recorder
sixteen years, tape recorder, clarinet: Dear Alex: I can tell you what I have always done, and that is: I bought a hand held tape recorder, and carried it with me all the time, and when i was driving in the car, and tunes came to me, i just pushed the button, and let it run, while i sang...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Composition, basic music theory, key signatures
basic music theory, key signatures, basic building blocks: Hi Alex: What you ve run into is the fact in music ( especially music composition ) ,your ear can only take you so far. It s sort of like learning to SPEAK a language by ear, but omitting the steps that let you READ and WRITE it as well. What you need...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Composition, herbie hancock, music san diego
herbie hancock, music san diego, true musician: Hello Joe and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. Not sure I understand your question when you say What ways can one go about comprehending the music of Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and other advanced composers in this vein. I can...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Composition, english chinese dictionary, associated board of the royal schools of music
english chinese dictionary, associated board of the royal schools of music, learning composition: Hello Juan, If you don t know Chinese, there s no use my giving you an English-Chinese dictionary and asking you to write me a couple of paragraphs in Chinese. You won t end up with grammatically correct, well-written prose; at worst you ll have gibberish...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Composition, developing perfect pitch, relative pitch
developing perfect pitch, relative pitch, accurate pitch: Hello again Chris, NO! I mean the exact opposite! Relative pitch is absolutely fundamental to a musician. The basis of Western music (regardless of genre) is that: the octave is divided into 12 equal semitones; the two predominating scales, major and...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Composition, time signature, theory knowledge
time signature, theory knowledge, verse chorus verse: Animesh, Thank you for making yourself clearer. The way you phrased your question made it sound more like a recording issue. I apologize for the mixup. Since you have a basic theory knowledge, this should work. If you are in a particular chord,...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Composition, boston conservatory, amateur musician
boston conservatory, amateur musician, little mistakes: Sorry about the delay in answering your question(s). To get started in composition I would suggest any/all of the following: * Get to know as much music as you can, as a listener (1st!) as well as by studying scores or playing them at the piano as much...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Composition, modal counterpoint, neo classicism
modal counterpoint, neo classicism, serialism: Rob- First, the so-called rules of music were not invented by composers. Theorists came along, after the fact, and attached what they felt were appropiate rules for composition. It really depends on what style you want to write in- 16th c. modal...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Composition, david holsinger, eric whitacre
david holsinger, eric whitacre, compositional interests: Scott- Thanks for the additional information. The fact that you ve followed- up is encouraging. I am unable to view the examples on your site and I ve never heard of the two composers you mention (who are they and what have they written? ). You...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Composition, connecticut songwriters association, david holsinger
connecticut songwriters association, david holsinger, eric whitacre: Scott, I have written many pieces but seem to struggle with finishing them. I also have a ton of stuff on my computer that I don t put on the site, either because it s not good enough, incomplete, or I don t have time. The part about not having...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Composition, music san diego, san diego california
music san diego, san diego california, jazz charts: Hello Jonathan and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. You will need to perform a take down by transcribing each part. The key to this is listening. This is a skill that is developed through practice. There are aids to help in this...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Composition, mary had a little lamb, aural perception
mary had a little lamb, aural perception, composition teachers: Aaron, I have a degree in composition but I am much more qualified to answer questions about spontaneous composition . . . . in other words; improvisation. Okay so now that the disclaimer is out of the way, allow me to make your search a little easier....

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Composition, myers briggs type indicator, briggs type indicator
myers briggs type indicator, briggs type indicator, myers briggs type: Phillip, Thanks for your question. This is not an uncommon situation. Finishing pieces is not a matter of music ability. It is a combination of inherent personality and time management. It is absoutely essential that in order to complete a piece,...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Composition... where to begin?, music teacher locator, mary had a little lamb
music teacher locator, mary had a little lamb, composer arranger: Hello Aaron and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. A skilled composer has a firm understanding in harmony and theory. Harmony is the what (what notes make what chords to make what patterns...) and Theory is the why (why do these notes...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Composition Help for GCSE, tonic triad, perfect cadence
tonic triad, perfect cadence, melody line: Hello Rachel, Well, it depends on how confident you feel about handling modulation. You could stick to any of the three most closely related keys - G major (the dominant), F major (the subdominant) or A minor (the relative minor) - as they re easy to modulate...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Composition and Logic Pro 7, logic pro7, logic pro 7
logic pro7, logic pro 7, diatonic scales: Hello Alex, Anyone studying music seriously needs to acquire a thorough understanding of its theory. If you re going to compose you need an understanding of how music works . It s the difference between picking up a few phrases in a foreign language and...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Composition Question, joanna gunderson, chord progressions
joanna gunderson, chord progressions, piano songs: Dear Joanna: first of all, let me tell you my email address (in case you have any further questions and want to talk more) qtetman@juno.com IM - qtetman and well, having the heart to compose is a wonderful thing, and you should have music...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Composition , styles, Recording, polanaise, sorry cant
polanaise, sorry cant, nocturne in c: I been playing the piano for about 8 years now,I am 13, and recently started going into composing. Good for you. I find myself composing sonata s a few etudes, concertos ect everything that has a serious melody. The only problem is that i love music...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Composition Technique, harmony and melody, music san diego
harmony and melody, music san diego, san diego california: Hello John and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. I didn t say your question was unclear. I understood you. This service responds to you without me actually answering your question. I have no control over it. However, you have answered...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Composition Technique, first melody, harmonic progression
first melody, harmonic progression, pieces of the puzzle: John, Your question is a bit perplexing. However, my first melody and harmony are used and put together. You obviously have some musical background, thought I m not sure as to how far advanced you might be. If you were to look at a piece of music, would...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Composition Technique, fugue in d minor, toccata and fugue in d minor
fugue in d minor, toccata and fugue in d minor, toccata and fugue: Chris, One of my favorite composers is Bach. I was wondering do you know exactly what were his techniques in composing to get those complex pieces, like my favorite Toccata and Fugue in D minor. And do you know of any good books on advanced composition/fugue....

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Composition Technique, hello dolly, musical phrase
hello dolly, musical phrase, harmonic progression: Hi John: I m sorry I missed the mark on your question,and I m not sure that I CAN answer it to your satisfaction. If your melodies are natural and pleasing to you ,you obviously need more work on harmony, because ANY melody can be harmonized in and endless...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Composition tips!, composition tips, meledy
composition tips, meledy, string instrument: Dear Meghan, It s nice to know that you are interested to start your first composition. I think it will be good if you can compose some nice melodies for your opera lyrics. Your meledy does not have to be complicated. Just nice to listen to and that the...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Composition tips!, composition tips, composition teacher
composition tips, composition teacher, training instruments: Meghan- If you re starting your very first composition, begin on a much smaller scale- short piano pieces, for example. If you know nothing about composing, I m unable to advise you without knowing more. I would suggest using Google to find internet...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Composition, sophisticated harmony, chord progressions
sophisticated harmony, chord progressions, choir conductor: Hello Brian, and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. AllExperts.com is a terrific resource for asking simple questions or for help in finding just where to go to get those answers. You are asking about quite a large topic, and it sounds...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Compositional techniques, beethoven sonatas, sonata form
beethoven sonatas, sonata form, baroque piece: Hello Adam, I m confused by the last part of your question since Bach (1685-1750) and Haydn (1732-1809) were composing during different periods of musical history. I assume you re simply required to produce music in a particular historical style rather...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Computer programs, percussion drums, guitar tracks
percussion drums, guitar tracks, cakewalk: Hey, I m not into cakewalk software, but from what I understand it s pretty decent. If you are unhappy with the guitar sounds, you may want to consider different mic s if you are recording from an amp or directly from an acoustic. What type of guitar...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Computer Sogwriting Aids, melody assistant, tonal music
melody assistant, tonal music, don don: Don, If you have a Windows based computer, then go to http://www.harmony-central.com/Software/Windows/sequencing.html If you have a Mac, go to http://www.harmony-central.com/Software/Mac/sequencing.html Different people find inspiration from different...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Concert March / Distribution, austin symphony orchestra, american creed
austin symphony orchestra, american creed, boston pops: Hi, Bob. I have no experience in this sort of thing, but I do have some ideas: 1. Write to the Journal of Band Research (their website is http://americanbandmasters.org/JBR.HTM )to see if there might be some way of advertizing in it. 2. Go to a music...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Confidence, joke teller, cello trio
joke teller, cello trio, playing by ear: Eleanor: I not a phyche major, I am a musician, but we all (me too) have had to deal with the issue of confidence in our craft. I get a lot of kudos from my friends (hardly from family) concerning my skills and craft and talents but this is always...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Confused..., melody note, new melody
melody note, new melody, sonic possibilities: Beth, I ll answer this as two separate questions - 1. How do you put chords to a melody and 2. How do you put a rhythm to a song. I ll answer #2 first. Your melody has a rhythm built into it. Ideally it follows the natural rhythm of the words...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Constructing Modal Chord Progressions, chord progressions, typical progression
chord progressions, typical progression, phrygian: Chris- Glad to oblige. Think of untransposed Phrygian on E-- EFGABCD. The best chords for establishing modal quality here are Fma, Fma7, Dmi, Dmi7, Bbma, and Bbma7. A typical progression might be: i II VI iv II i. Notive that there is no dominant...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Contrapuntal lyrics, donald o connor, simple melody
donald o connor, simple melody, ethel merman: Hi Bill: Actually, it s still just a duet ..but I guess with contrapuntal implications. Baby it s cold outside does something similar, but the the responses are more linear in nature as opposed to contrapuntal. Actually, near the end of West...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Contrast between jazz and classical composition, vocal inflections, rhythm melody
vocal inflections, rhythm melody, methodist hymns: Hello Alan, Jazz came about at the end of the 19th century and is a fusion of two disparate musical cultures where one had been uprooted and forcibly subsumed into the other. For the African races imported into America as slaves, their first introduction...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Counterpoint problems., major and minor scales, chord progressions
major and minor scales, chord progressions, dear clare: Hello Joe, In order to write good counterpoint you need to think vertically as well as horizontally ie you need to consider the harmonic progression as well as the individual melodic lines. You learn to think about chord relationships within the key and...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Counterpoint, rhythmic modes, vertical aspect
rhythmic modes, vertical aspect, tonal system: Hello Wes, If you ve played any trad jazz, then you ve played counterpoint. It s the art of adding to a given melody one or more other melodies, above or below, in such a manner that all the parts when sounded together shall produce correct harmony. More...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Counting, nonsense syllables, aa aa
nonsense syllables, aa aa, quavers: Hello Kristen, You ll find complicated rhythms easy if you get out of the habit of counting and start feeling the beat internally. I ve always used French time names to introduce beginners to the concept of rhythm as they can clap or pace the beat while...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Creating melodies, chord progressions, perseverence
chord progressions, perseverence, lateness: Lamar, I was on vacation, I apologize for the lateness of this reply. A lot of what you compose is going to sound like what s on the radio. There has been a joke going around the circle of musicians, that there are only 5 chord progressions, and they...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Creating A Song, master of puppets, learning music
master of puppets, learning music, fade to black: Hi Eric, If you ve spent time learning music from these bands, and can t write something different, I m going to say you probably still need to learn something. Thing is, you re so close to writing your own stuff, but you re thinking too hard. You need...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Creative melodies, creative melodies, paul reisler
creative melodies, paul reisler, natural speech: Lavi, I always thought it was amazing that any one person could write both good lyrics AND good music, especially since so many classic songs were written by teams, usually a lyricist and a composer (sometimes 3 or 4 people). But it can be done. I just...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Credit designation in a show's program, storefront theatre, credit designation
storefront theatre, credit designation, midi work: Hi Rudy: Well, normally in a professional situation, the tasks your friend is doing for your show would done on a pre negotiated per arrangement basis ( or for a package price )as a basic production expense -just like set design, costumes,cast salaries,...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: career in business, wedding gigs, accurate stats
wedding gigs, accurate stats, wild rides: Rhode Island is a great state, but there s not much of the Music industry there. If you re not willing to relocate, the chances are very slim that you ll ever get a record deal. The best thing you can do is market yourself via the web, using all the self-help...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: cello trio music, trio sound, trio music
trio sound, trio music, string arrangements: Hi Chuck, I do not know of any group off hand. It sounds like what you need possibly is your local musician s union. Look into what they have going on, and they will promote you. The fees can be steep, but if you already have steady work, it may be...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: cello tuning, good luck chuck, repair experience
good luck chuck, repair experience, string player: sure Greg: This is an easy one ok? first of all the cello tunes in fifths top string is tuned to A (just below middle c on the piano) D (five notes below A) G (five notes below that) C (low c on thepiano) (below the bass staff) ...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: chinese music, traditional chinese music, harmony and melody
traditional chinese music, harmony and melody, chinese classical music: Dear Sam, Thank you for your question. The basic scale in traditional Chinese music is the pentatonic scale. However, there are also six-tones and seven-tones in Chinse music. In the pentatonic scale, say C,D,E,G,A, a total of five scales can obtained based...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: chinese music theory, western theory, scale category
western theory, scale category, pentatonic scale: Dear Kathleen, Thank you for you questions. I think for eight graders, you can introduce to them the pentatonic scale. There 64 kinds of pentatonic scale, but you can just just introduce the 5 basic kinds: gong, shang, jue, zhi, yu. Eg.gong scale...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: chinese music, traditional chinese music, chinese composers
traditional chinese music, chinese composers, western music: Dear Yesenia, Thank you for your question. I think western music has influenced china greatly, especially contemporary western music. I think it is because China is opening up to hte world and trying to be more globalised. Almost many chinese composers...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: What to choose?, finger speed, hand rendering
finger speed, hand rendering, large explosion: Hello DK, Before you go on to trying to play something like the violin or viola, I d first make sure that you understand the position of these instruments. It s very unnatural, and as a violinist, can tell you many more injuries can come from it as you...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: chord harmony, bridges, key changes, english chinese dictionary, basic music theory
english chinese dictionary, basic music theory, diatonic scales: Hello Alex, If you don t know Chinese, there s no use my giving you an English-Chinese dictionary and asking you to write me a couple of paragraphs in Chinese. You won t end up with grammatically correct, well-written prose; at worst you ll have gibberish...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: chord harmony, bridges, key changes, basic music theory, music listener
basic music theory, music listener, bridge one: For your bridge one good idea would be to change to a fifth above the original key. For example if you are in c major you can use to the bridge to modulate to another key. If you are in C Major you would go to G major. So basically you want to figure out...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: chord progression, harmonic progressions, extreme makeover home edition
harmonic progressions, extreme makeover home edition, chord progressions: Hello again Joe, Anyone studying music seriously needs to acquire a thorough understanding of its theory. If you re going to compose a song you need an understanding of how music works . It s the difference between picking up a few phrases in a foreign...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: chord progressions, basic music theory, chord progressions
basic music theory, chord progressions, joe thanks: Um,I suck at making chord progressions.They sound so cheesy.Got any pointers? Joe, Thanks for your question. This is not an uncommon feeling from many songwriters -- Without knowing the specifics of your situation I can t give you detailed answers,...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: chord progressions, chord progressions, g7 c
chord progressions, g7 c, tritone substitutions: Kenny, Here are a few concepts. . . First, a chain of fourths is not diatonic if all of the chords are dominant. So if you have a resolution to a certain key in mind you can work backwards in fourths. For example if you want to resolve to F Major then...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: What are "chord scales?", chord scales, minor triad
chord scales, minor triad, diminished triad: Hello Paul and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. Chord Scales are the chords that can be made using only the notes from that scales, aligned in sequence. For example, in the Key of C Major: C E G (a Major triad) D F A (a minor triad)...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: chords and scales, key of g major, key signature
key of g major, key signature, scale degree: I think that the answer to your question is yes. Generally speaking, for every key signature there are two scales: major and minor. For example, the Key of Bb Major has a key signature of two flats: Bb and Eb. This is also the key signature...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: chromatic usage to every degree, basic music theory, bass cleff
basic music theory, bass cleff, treble cleff: Zach, you must have given up hope of hearing from me by now. I m so sorry. I m an insulin-dependent diabetic and illness like the flu I had last week screws up my sugar levels badly. I ve more or less caught up on the backlog of professional work I have...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: circle of 5th, circle of thirds, google
circle of thirds, google, keys c: Chris- I d be happy to explain. The circle of 5ths pertains to the ascending order of keys-- C=0,G=1#,D=2#,etc. Note the keys are a fifth apart. There is no circle of thirds. Why don t you check out the many free music music sites online? When...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: clarinet, reed players, reed player
reed players, reed player, sax player: Hi Debbie: Not being a reed player, take my advice with a grain of salt ( and if you can, ask this question to a local pro sax player if availble, or a local band director ) You also might check out the other experts on this site and see if any are sax...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: about classical chords, chopin waltz, waltz in c
chopin waltz, waltz in c, norton scores: Hi Katherine, I usually try not to do the work for people who ask me questions. However, what I can do is give you a clue as to help you figure the chords out for yourself and give you a little spoiler. I haven t heard (or played) the Chopin Waltz in...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: collaboration, rights royalties, g music
rights royalties, g music, hi thanks: Jeff, Hi - thanks for your question. Are you aware of any sort of guidelines in terms of allocation of credit/rights/royalties/ownership/whatever when it comes to a collaborative work? I have a composition that an artist wants to modify and...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: collaboration, rehearsal times, music institutes
rehearsal times, music institutes, art councils: Dear Uyung, I think it is easier for you to work with people who are from the same area as you are. You can post messages at dance schools or music institutes in jakarta to get people to join you. 14 people is quite a big number, and you ll have to set...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: combination of pentatonic and 12 step scale, pentatonic scale, traditional chinese music
pentatonic scale, traditional chinese music, traditional chinese medicine: Hi, my mail is yodogyo@gmail.com In order to do the above, you probably require some sort of MIDI program such as Cakewalk, Finale or Sibelius. Those programs do not have any chinese instruments, but there are several close substitutes. For example...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: combination of pentatonic and 12 step scale, middle c frequency, chinese pentatonic scale
middle c frequency, chinese pentatonic scale, traditional chinese music: I am not sure I understand exactly what you want, but I will try to answer: According to the ratios I gave in my first answer, the notes produced will be (in ascending order): Ab,Bb,C,Eb,and F. To reproduce these notes in other octaves you either double each...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: compisitions, chord progressions, melody lines
chord progressions, melody lines, george gershwin: Hello Bec and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. How to get started? Ultimately, one composes what one hears, and what we hear is a comprehensive result of what we ve heard other players write/play, what our mentors have enlightened us...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: How to complete a song from an idea, key of c major, composition formulas
key of c major, composition formulas, chord formulas: Gordon, There really is no formula and no rules to songwriting, unless perhaps you want to write nursery rhymes. In answer to your question about chord formulas - the most common chords (in a major key) are I IV and V. If you re not familiar with...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: compose, rondo form, chord progressions
rondo form, chord progressions, harmonic chord: Carin: To answer your question what do you do first? 1)what style do you want to have for this song 2)what kind of harmonies do you want? 3)What range to your melody notes ? how many notes? 4)What song length do you want? pop song length? longer?...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: A composers 'voice', 20th century music, rhythm and melody
20th century music, rhythm and melody, early 20th century music: Hello again Lee, I m back at last. Sorry for the long delay. If you ve followed what I ve said so far, you ll see that many interlinked factors contribute to a culture s musical development. During the Middle Ages, the social/political organisation that...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: composers, ludwig van beethoven, peter ilyich tchaikovsky
ludwig van beethoven, peter ilyich tchaikovsky, gioacchino rossini: Hello Annette, Okay, so if we disregard all the superfluous information, we re looking for a composer who writes for wind band as well as orchestra, is either a jazz/classical crossover musician like Gershwin or a classical composer who incorporates jazz...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: About composing, burl ives, poems about life
burl ives, poems about life, symphonic poems: Hi it doesn t matter what you choose to write about.I don t want you copy other composers.I want you to follow the format.I am not a poet.You would do better to go to a poetry expert.A composer is a composer.It doesn t matter what life event you compose...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: composing/arranging fees, mechanical royalties, vocal melody
mechanical royalties, vocal melody, music portion: CJ, Thanks for your question -- it is not an uncommon situation, but it does have specific ways to be addressed: First, be clear that the original copyright for any song is based on the lyrics and the melody, not the chordal accompanment or the arrangement....

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: composing/arranging fees, mechanical royalties, vocal melody
mechanical royalties, vocal melody, music portion: CJ, Unless otherwise stipulated in writing as an addendum to the contract, all writers are entitled to an equal share of the royalties. Two writers = a 50/50 split. Three writers = 33.3 plus 33.3 plus 33.3, and so on. There is no provision for how much the...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: composing/arranging, congress website, copywritten material
congress website, copywritten material, performing rights society: Hi Suzie: I m assuming your question involves the mechanics of the publishing process. First of all, getting original music published is far easier that publishing arrangement of pre-published songs. For original music , the first step is to get...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: composing for two guitars, chord progressions, rhythm pattern
chord progressions, rhythm pattern, rhythm guitar: This is an involved question because there are so many different ways to approach writing for two instruments. I can offer a couple of suggestions: 1. Try having one guitar play a rhythm pattern of repeated chords while the other guitar improvises in...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: composing for orchestras, transposing instruments, concert pitch
transposing instruments, concert pitch, finished piece: Hello Cronin, I ran a web search for transposing instruments and came up with a useful list on http://cnx.rice.edu/content/m10672/latest/ but you ll find a similar list in any book on orchestration or score-reading. The main thing to remember when...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: composing Rock, pat pattison, sheila davis
pat pattison, sheila davis, songwriters association: Valeriy, Thanks for your question. There are many people who have trouble with exactly the same thing. It is the most difficult part of writing good songs. To give you a complete answer would take a long time, so I ll refer you to some books that will...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: composing and recording songs, guitar piano, bare minimum
guitar piano, bare minimum, bass vocals: Hi Umair, You ve asked some pretty broad ranging questions. In both questions you say always , which really doesn t apply. As far as how to approach composing a son - I m not certain what type of feedback you are looking for, so I ll be general in my...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: composing rock songs on the guitar, ballad jazz, pink floyd songs
ballad jazz, pink floyd songs, slow ballad: MIke: Good question, and a common one, everyone seems to want to write songs, and write their own music. It is a common interest, and also a hard one to be specific on. First you must decide on a style of song, Song length, (like 3 1/2...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: composing a song for a musical, brainstorming technique, creative juices
brainstorming technique, creative juices, free ezine: Haylee, I use a brainstorming technique where I write down (or record) all ideas, no matter how wacky or lame. It gets the creative juices flowing. The more ideas you come up with, the better. It s easy to throw out the ones that don t work later. Another...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: composing terminology, pharse, cadence
pharse, cadence, thanks in advance: A motive is little rhythmic pharse that is repeating through out the song. Beethoven s fifth is a great example of a motive. A period is two phrases. A period is usually makred by a cadence. A phrase is like a sentence in english. It is one music thought...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: composing terminology, associated board of the royal schools of music, writing paragraphs
associated board of the royal schools of music, writing paragraphs, manuscript paper: Hello Sarah, The problem with answering your question like this is that I can t demonstrate on the piano or scribble down examples on manuscript paper. The other problem is that I m not sure how much, if any, music theory you know, so I can only hope I...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: composition, pitched percussion, melody instrument
pitched percussion, melody instrument, pitched instrument: My suggestion: A fanfare suggests arpeggiated melodic line (i.e., going through the notes of triads)on at least one melody instrument and march-like rhythms on the non pitched instrument. You could devise a simple harmonic scheme to go with it. Observe the...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: composition, college music department, good luck chuck
college music department, good luck chuck, greenwood blvd: robbie: I would like to be able to answer your question in a timely manner, but at this time i have no help to give you, but, BUT, i have some contacts that i can ask to help find some answer for you, so if you want to write me at qtetman@juno.com...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: composition, theoretic questions, music dispatch
theoretic questions, music dispatch, phil kelly: Hi Ernie: There is no best way ..both ways work. Sometimes a melodic fragment may get you going , sometimes it might be a phrase. If you continue to pursue this, you ll find yourself working with both approaches. What is essential that the end combined...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: composition, improvisation techniques, music san diego
improvisation techniques, music san diego, san diego california: Hello Marissa and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. Here is a list for improvisation techniques and is also applicable for composition development (which is the same thing really.) http://www.apassion4jazz.net/improv2.html Thanks...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: composition - how to, cello trio, romantic ballad
cello trio, romantic ballad, unaccompanied music: Hi Geoff: I play the cello alsol, and i have been writing and arranging music for the cello and my cello trio for a number of years now. I like the sound of the cello, and for me, i like writing in the lower register since there is more cello sound and...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: composition, three blind mice, melody note
three blind mice, melody note, harmony sound: Jared: The key of E flat is a nice mellow key, esp. if the mood is for that effect (not a bright key) The c minor chord is a strong substitute chord for the more mellow E flat chord (key chord) and the g minor chord is a weak substitute...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: composition, music san diego, san diego california
music san diego, san diego california, concert c: Hello Haqmed and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. Trumpet is a Bb instrument, so it s 1 whole step below concert C. When the Trumpet plays a C, it will sound like Bb on the Piano. When writing for the Trumpet, you compensate for this...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: composition, autumn leaves, trading eights
autumn leaves, trading eights, melody line: Hello Gary and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com Can t tell whether you are composing a new piece or if you can arrange an existing tune for your project. Why don t you ask your instructor(s) or the ones who will be judging the work what...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: composition, 8 track digital recorders, bill watson
8 track digital recorders, bill watson, mastering lab: Yafi, I would suggest getting one of the small 8 track digital recorders by Boss or Tascam. They re relatively cheap and have built-in drum tracks. Start with the drums, add your bass line, then dub in your guitar/piano etc. The more you do it the more...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: composition, new york philharmonic, clarinet player
new york philharmonic, clarinet player, music san diego: Hello Bob and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. You ask Is there a course for just composition and the development of materials? Not sure what you are asking here. Recommend contacting your local college or university for a course...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: about composition, chinese scale, simple melody
chinese scale, simple melody, pentatonic scale: Dear Vishal, The way of being a god composer is to listen to your heart and write the music you hear on the paper. You can listen to music of different kinds, indian, chinese, latin etc to gain more exposure to the different melodies. You can try to...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: composition?, darwin nt australia, playing drums
darwin nt australia, playing drums, absolute rules: Penny, Thanks for your question. Keep in mind that there are two major components to a song -- music and lyrics. The lyrics are the most important, but good music is essential for getting the lyrics across. Some folks only do music, some only lyrics,...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: composition, kent wheeler kennan, state troubadour
kent wheeler kennan, state troubadour, pat pattison: Robbie. Writing good contemporary songs (music or lyrics) is generally more complex than people realize, and thus, most of the freely available online resources are quite superficial and of limited value. Especially when teaching young people, it is...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: composition/direction, operettas, would like more information
operettas, would like more information, operetta: Meghan- The best way to learn how to compose in this style is to listen to a lot of operettas and try to write one! Start with a basic outline of form and go from there. It s very difficult to describe over this type of service. If you d like, I can...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: composition, harmony, intermediate piano, g chord
intermediate piano, g chord, four chords: Rebecca, There are two simple rules for this: Simple Rule 1. Notes in the melody should be in the chord. But not every note - ignore passing notes, neighboring notes and other decorative notes. Simple Rule 2. Rules are made to be broken, so rule #1 does...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: composition help, rhythm guitarist, diatonic scales
rhythm guitarist, diatonic scales, musical vocabulary: Hello Derek, and thanks for being patient, Anyone studying music seriously needs to acquire a thorough understanding of its theory. If you re going to compose a song you need an understanding of how music works . It s the difference between picking up...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: composition and improvisation, dowdell, improvisation
dowdell, improvisation, improv: Hello Jen and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. Improvising *is* composing. There are no rules, but a good solo is reflective of the material that is being played. Here is a webpage related webpage: http://www.apassion4jazz.net/improv.html...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: composition positions and chord resolutions, pop music production, lingua franca
pop music production, lingua franca, degree theory: Hi Chris: Short answers: 1. After getting a degree ( Bmus ) in comp. you basically have a piece of paper that will get you nothing. You ll need practical experience in the music industry to do that , and that will take you several years of low paying...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: composition software, music notation software, steinberg cubase
music notation software, steinberg cubase, cakewalk overture: Denise, There is a lot of software available that will notate as you play. I use Steinberg Cubase, Cakewalk Pro or Cakewalk Overture for that. Other softare that is on the market that I know of includes: Finale, Cakewalk SONAR, Sibelius, and JAMMER Professional....

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: composition-styles, broadway show tunes, different styles of music
broadway show tunes, different styles of music, sounds and scores: Edd- Thanks for the clarification in the end, although I did not find what you said curt, but rather informative. :-) Now that you elaborated a little more, there is a book, Sounds and Scores: The Practical Guide to Professional Orchestration which...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: composition tips, composition tips, midi sequencing
composition tips, midi sequencing, operetta: Meghan, If you re not quite sure how to start, perhaps an operetta is a bit ambitious at this point. At the very least, start with writing one piece of music from the operetta. Knowing the storyline of the operetta may help if you do not already have a libretto....

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: composition tips!, composition tips, songwriters association
composition tips, songwriters association, secret of success: Meghan, Thanks for your question and I m glad to hear you are going to enter the world of composing. If this is your first composition, an operetta is a very large project to take on as a first project. It might be worthwhile to do a few short pieces...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: composition and understanding rythm, tough ones, rythm
tough ones, rythm, simple 1: Steven, I ll try to tackle as many of your questions as I can. First of all, I can tell you what works for me and it may not be helpful at all to you. Everyone has their own way of doing it. If there was a simple 1-2-3 step process that worked for...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: composition, washington crossing the delaware, crossing the delaware
washington crossing the delaware, crossing the delaware, natural element: Carlene: By a masterful piece of music i assume you mean a Symphony or concerto or a mass etc. and it does take a talent that one has to DEVELOP , like taking lessons or classes in learning about composition and form. A good comparison...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: compostion, harmony and melody, technical spectrum
harmony and melody, technical spectrum, secondary progression: Hello Andrew, and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. Whether we are focussing on the feeling or the technical side, utimately we will write what we hear, and what we hear is a comprehensive result of what we ve heard other composers do,...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: The concept of time in chinese traditional music, east asian music, chinese traditional music
east asian music, chinese traditional music, traditional chinese music: Dear Pall, Thank you for your question. Actually, I was in Kyoto for 2 months and got to watch a Noh theater. Indeed, the concept of time in this Japanese Art in very unique. The notes seem to change very little and many people get bored after a while,...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: contest, john lennon song contest, john lennon song
john lennon song contest, john lennon song, songwriters association: I heard that entering a song contest can be a good way to get exposure. I also heard to watch out for contest sharks. Have you heard of the song of the year contest , and if so are they safe to enter ? Ed, Thanks for your question. If you re...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: copyrights, english folksongs, traditional cowboy
english folksongs, traditional cowboy, cowboy songs: Hi Katrin, Visit this website: http://www.pdinfo.com/ There are some lists there that are reliable and they also sell a book on the subject if you really need to get into it. Definitely do the research as you may be surprised at a tune or two that...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: What is the correct terminology for this?, edge of seventeen, beatles songs
edge of seventeen, beatles songs, correct terminology: Hi there, The closest term would be quodlibet in which two (or more) tunes are presented simultaneously (polyphonically). Sometimes the component songs are called partner songs. Two songs sung alternating (a phrase or section of one followed by a...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: counterpoint, chord sequences, manuscript paper
chord sequences, manuscript paper, root position: Hello Tina, In order to write good counterpoint you need to think vertically as well as horizontally ie you need to consider the harmonic progression as well as the individual melodic lines. You learn to think about chord relationships within whatever...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: counterpoint, imitative counterpoint, two tunes
imitative counterpoint, two tunes, college degrees: Amanda- First, let me tell you that the term harmony can mean much more than your example. There are all kinds of harmony besides tertian ( in 3rds ) harmony-- quartal/quintal, secundal,etc. Counterpoint, expressed simply, is the combination...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: about counterpoint, harmonic progressions, chord progressions
harmonic progressions, chord progressions, piano accompaniment: Hello Lucy, Harmonisation is the art of fitting appropriate and effective chords as an accompaniment to a melody - the vertical aspect of music. The same melody can often be harmonised in a variety of ways using increasingly complex harmonic progressions,...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: counterpoint, music theory program, associated board of the royal schools of music
music theory program, associated board of the royal schools of music, writing paragraphs: Hello Chris, When you study music theory, you first learn to recognise something by eye and ear (which is why aural training is also important and to my mind is inseparable from theory), then you learn to write it yourself. If you follow the eight-grade...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: counterpoint, rhythmic modes, chord progressions
rhythmic modes, chord progressions, vertical aspect: Hello Alyssa, Counterpoint is the art of adding to a given melody one or more other melodies, above or below, in such a manner that all the parts when sounded together shall produce correct harmony. More generally, it s the horizontal aspect of music as...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: counterpoint, chord progressions, paper exercise
chord progressions, paper exercise, hamony: Hello Joser, Anyone studying music seriously needs to acquire a thorough understanding of its theory. If you re going to compose you need an understanding of how music works . It s the difference between picking up a few phrases in a foreign language and...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: counterpoint, mary had a little lamb, two guitars
mary had a little lamb, two guitars, bar chord: Neither are counterpoint. The definition of counterpoint could be interpreted to include these examples. However, counterpoint usually implies at least 2 melodies played at the same time and I would not consider a rhythmic guitar part melodic enough to be...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: a couple questions, college auditions, white witch
college auditions, white witch, west side story: Hi Kelly: Here is my advice: Study music at the best music conservatory that you can get into. Try New England conservatory in Boston, or if you want more of a Jazz bent, Berklee in Boston or if you want to do Broadway, Julliard or the Manhattan School of...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: cross voicings in horn arranging, melody note, voicings
melody note, voicings, quarter note: De Haven, If I understand your question (and it is certainly NOT easy to try to convey music using letters eh,) then here s what I would do. . . (I will assume the D7 falls on the 3rd beat right?) Also, I am not familiar with the term cross voicing....

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: DEMO, attention deficit disorder, vocal demo
attention deficit disorder, vocal demo, judgement call: Hey Angelina, You have many good questions. Most publisher tales always talk of hearing some rough 4 track tape of a hit song sung by a person with an acoustic guitar into a boombox.......it is a nice fairy tale that may have happened many, many moons ago......if...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Deaf singing, gifted daughter, professional musician
gifted daughter, professional musician, michael bolton: Hello Holly, Thank you for an interesting question. I ve been doing some research - did you know that Michael Bolton is deaf in one ear? I didn t. And his career seems to be doing okay... Without hearing you sing I can t identify weaknesses specifically,...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Dear Mr. Kelly: I chose to..., rhythm charts, christmas projects
rhythm charts, christmas projects, studio musician: Hi David: You ve asked a very long , elaborate question that has legal implications that I m not qualified to answer, but I will comment on what I accept as industry practice from my experience: First of all: Arranging consists of TOTALLY laying...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Decoding piano notes and guitar chords from recorded songs, melody note, old addage
melody note, old addage, melody line: Marie: I know the old addage of GIVE A MAN A FISH, HE EATS for a day, TEACH the man to fish, he eats for a lifetime so i would like to give you some help, if I may, to TEACH you to do your own decoding. The melody line, many times, outlines...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Defining a fee (compensation) for singing at a music festival, new years eve, profit event
new years eve, profit event, typical rates: What are a few methods which a singer can use to estimate the fee she should charge for singing at a music festival? Are there any calculations, rough benchmarks which can be referred to? Michael, thanks for your question. There are many variables...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Degree in Music Comp., sony nashville, running your own business
sony nashville, running your own business, musical composition: Matt, Thank you or your question. Assuming you don t want to teach, there is really no such thing as a job in musical composition, in the traditional sense -- the real question is what to you want to be doing, and in what kind of environment. Actual...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Demos, music showcases, classical crossover
music showcases, classical crossover, music agents: Hi, I would suggest doing a search for music agents .Send a copy of your demo along with a bio & photo and other press material. It depends on what your looking for .You can also contact AFTRA and they can give you leads on music showcases and agents...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Different key signatures for a duet guitar-piano, johann kaspar mertz, two sharps
johann kaspar mertz, two sharps, opus 40: Hello Francois: I m not familiar with the piece you cite, but the obvious common element is both key signatures relate to the Root of D: Dmajor = two sharps as you cited. Dmino = one flat as you cited. I have no idea why some editor decided to notate...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Different scale over each chord, english chinese dictionary, diatonic scales
english chinese dictionary, diatonic scales, classical composers: Hello Tim, Well no, it wouldn t make sense, but then none of it does. If you don t know Chinese, there s no use my giving you an English-Chinese dictionary and asking you to write me a couple of paragraphs in Chinese. You won t end up with grammatically...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Dim. Chords 7th with maj. 7th as a tension tone, concise versions, diminished triad
concise versions, diminished triad, hi aaron: Hi Aaron: Since the purpose of chord symbols are to provide the most concise versions of chords with the most accuracy at sight , I d opt for: CDIM /add MA7 ..unless you DO want the A ( Bbb) in the chord as well, in which case your second choice indicating...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Disease, masque of red death, music theorists
masque of red death, music theorists, jazz ballad: Hi Cliff, Very nice to meet you. Perhaps you can write me a new Jazz Ballad or up tune someday! But I digress, you want to sound dark, but not evil. You tried dissonance, but how much dissonance did you try? Did you overkill with clusters and whatnot?...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Duets, gershwins concerto, phil kelly
gershwins concerto, phil kelly, two instruments: Hi Anthony: Although you can probably find some material for that combination fairly easily at various publishers on the web, ( Try Hal Leonard. com ), some things you might consider: Erik Saties Trois Gymnopedes has been effectively done with this...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: I'd like to get your feed back about my Vocal Demo, vocal demo, power ballad
vocal demo, power ballad, professional demo: Hi Phil : ( talk about coincidences! ) Normally, I wouldn t critique anyones talent on this site because most of the requests are from amateurs, wanna-be s and shouldn ts ..and are often not open to what might be my frank comments about their ability...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: definaton, s song, frog
s song, frog: Tracy, That just means that a person has hired a composer to write a song. They have agreed on a price and the general characteristics of the song. For instance if I commission you to write a song for me I could say I will give you $100 to write me a...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: devolping tone and pitch, many different ways, rythem guitar
many different ways, rythem guitar, c chord: Remy, Ear training is a very difficult thing if you don t have a natural ability to hear and repeat pitches. What I would do is have a friend play two notes a third apart, go up the scale, continuing a third apart and vocalize the notes that are being...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: different beats?, songwriters association, network volunteer
songwriters association, network volunteer, songwriting skills: Stephanie, I m a little unclear what you mean when you say you are ready to become famous. You say you have the talents, but you don t say what you do. Are you a singer, dancer, do you play an instrument or all three? I understand you want to be...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: distances, diatonic semitone, chromatic semitone
diatonic semitone, chromatic semitone, italian german: Hello Nassim, The distance between do and re bemol is a minor 2nd, you re right, but it s also a semitone. So is the distance between do and do diez. The difference is that, if the name of the note changes, it s a diatonic semitone, and if the name of...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: I don't know what it is called!, chopin nocturne, waves of water
chopin nocturne, waves of water, trills: Amanda- It is called a turn. It s a type of ornamentation used mainly in Chopin s era of music. You basically start on the note (usually with your middle finger), then go up a note (use your right ring finger), the main note, a note lower, then back. It...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: i don't know which college to go to, guidance counselor, finding the right college
guidance counselor, finding the right college, academic credentials: This is such an individual question. Finding the right college for you is a process you ll have to do on your own, with help from parents, guidance counselor, teachers, etc. You will ideally also talk to college students in your field as well as college...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: doubling modal tones in inversions, diatonic scales, tenor voice
diatonic scales, tenor voice, modal system: Hello again Paul, My apologies for misunderstanding you but I ve never heard of dividing the scale into tonal and modal chords. I ve checked Grove s Dictionary and all my usual harmony references - Prout, Kitson, Morris, Thiman - and none of them mention...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: E minor/G Major scale, major scales, minor scales
major scales, minor scales, g major scale: Hello Michael, First off, I usually don t answer questions that will be involved with homework, but I ll answer your question anyway. Ok, I m somewhat familiar with this piece, seeing as I used to play it a long time back. First off, if Em is I, then...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: E minor/G Major scale, diatonic scales, pinkfloy
diatonic scales, pinkfloy, g major scale: Hello Michael, I ve found a MIDI file of a Pink Floyd piece called Breathe in the Air at http://web.agria.hu/kepenu/pinkfloy.htm which fits your description, so I hope it s the right one. The basis of the Western key system is that: the octave is divided...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: E minor/G Major scale, g7 c, music san diego
g7 c, music san diego, san diego california: Hello Michael and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. While a tune is usually written in only one key (identified by the key signature at the upper left corner of the sheet music), there are most always various tone centers (also...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Electronic Compositions, school music teacher, town of berkley
school music teacher, town of berkley, public school music: Trevor: I have been in the music teaching field all my life. I am a retired public school Music teacher, I write/arrange music for my bbshop qtet, and cello trio-(having recorded 3 cd s)- MY experience has been in the area of writing for the students...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Electronic music forms, hush mail, musical brilliance
hush mail, musical brilliance, psychedelic trance: Eduardo, Clare s ill. She s been laid up in bed with an extremely nasty dose of flu all week and she s not in a fit state to deal with any questions or work right now. She s asked me to apologise and tell you she ll contact you again when she s better. ...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Electronic music forms, sao paulo brazil, classical musician
sao paulo brazil, classical musician, theory formation: Hello Eduardo, Well, you re right, I m a classical musician and I ve never heard of Infected Mushroom, but I m happy to listen to Double Click if I can find an mp3 file of it. I ve found an mp3 download site which covers: Mushroom Trance 1, The Gathering,...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Entrance Audition, incoming freshmen, mezzo soprano
incoming freshmen, mezzo soprano, ohio state university: AmandaLynn, It s rather difficult to suggest a song when I can t hear your voice. However, you can get the best out of your performance with the basic knowledge you have of your own voice. You know what sounds good, where you have the most power, and...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Erhu teacher in Singapore, community centres in singapore, singapore chinese orchestra
community centres in singapore, singapore chinese orchestra, traditional chinese music: Hi Ian, Thank you for your question. I m afraid I don t have any close acquiantances who are erhu teachers. However, you might want to approach your son s erhu teacher from the school to see if he/she can provide private lessons to your son. Most teachers...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Expanding lower range of voice, bass baritone, nasal cavity
bass baritone, nasal cavity, vocal mechanism: Hi Jaime, Now that we know I m not Penny, here s my answer: The resonating in the nose doesn t work with low notes because you re producing those low notes from your chest area. That consists of opening up the vocal folds as far as they ll go, as well...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: e sharb, bach preludes and fugues, key of c major
bach preludes and fugues, key of c major, enharmonic notes: Steve: Did you UNDERSTAND the information i gave you about the Circle of Fifths and that there used to be a Key for every accidental? The number of keys we HAVE NOW ON THE PIANO have been reduced from the earliest times, and there is no more a B sharp...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: early, medieval, renaissance, and baroque music, madrigal composers, coda c
madrigal composers, coda c, gregorian chant: Hello Julie, and thanks for being patient. I m not answering your homework questions for you, but I ll give you some helpful hints. Here goes: 1. This is an interesting one. By a process of elimination there s only one possible answer, but I have to...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: evaluating my singing and keyboarding on demo, target industries, music folk music
target industries, music folk music, electronic keyboards: Hi Paul : see my inserted comments below . for what it s worth, you ve already done several things correctly. You ARE looking at a tough business to break into. phil kelly Question: A. Who can i got to to ask before sending my...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: extra scale options over a V7b9 chord, jazz theory book, stella by starlight
jazz theory book, stella by starlight, g7 c: Hello Jon and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. Difficult to set any kind of rules when improvising, however you may find this chart helpful: http://www.apassion4jazz.net/jazz-chords-scales.html Thanks for the interest,...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Figuring out the chords, keyboard charts, fiddle tune
keyboard charts, fiddle tune, bass improvising: hi Nate: Chuck here. I have read your question, and this is what I can offer you I learned my CHORDS from my piano teacher, also I had a chart of chords that I made up myself. I learned the basics of the four chord sounds- major, minor , diminished,...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Film Music, cue titles, cue music
cue titles, cue music, cue sheets: Hi Thomas: First of all, most film music is specifically written to picture to enhance the drama, set the scene geographically and most importantly, support the dialog of the actors without being intrusive. The obvious other side of this coin is action...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Film Music, film music composer, buddy baker
film music composer, buddy baker, commericals: Hi Mariam, Your question is just a little outside my area of expertise--I ve only done a couple of small film scores as well as a couple of commercials--but I ll at least get you started. Let me start by assuming you re starting from scratch. These days...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Film Music; I'm a beginner, using Cubase, treatise on instrumentation, principles of orchestration
treatise on instrumentation, principles of orchestration, walter piston: Aleem, I would suggest purchasing a book on Orchestration. This will give you much more information than I am able to here. Orchestration is quite involved. There are no hard rules to orchestration, but there are some things that work well and other things...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Film Music, state troubadour, randy edelman
state troubadour, randy edelman, jerry goldsmith: Thoma, Thanks for your question. What you are asking is very broad and does not lend itself to a specific answer, but in terms of structure and mood, the most important thing is to know before you start what you want at the end -- it is essential, especially...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Finding name of song, gold medal winner, josh grogan
gold medal winner, josh grogan, lyrics search engine: Rich: this is the best i can come up with check this out and see if it is what yoiu are looking for: you raise me up so i can stand on mountains you raise me up to walk on stormy seas i am strong when i am on your shoulders you raise me to .....

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Formal music theory, schillinger system, hollywood composers
schillinger system, hollywood composers, music composition: Chuck, I heard about the Schillinger system in college (from what I remember it was written as an aid for Hollywood composers to write a lot of music very quickly, like for background music for movies), but I ve never read the books. I m sorry I might not...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: It, Fr, Gr and Neapolitan 6ths, british national anthem, sixth chord
british national anthem, sixth chord, three voices: Hello Ruth, Take what my pupils refer to as the Euro-sixths first. They re three versions of the same augmented sixth chord built up on the minor 6th of a scale (major or minor) and resolving most often onto Ic. So if we re in C major the minor sixth...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Freelance Arranging, music arrangers, ghost writing
music arrangers, ghost writing, demo reels: Hi Samuel: You re already doing pretty much what you can to get gigs. Word of Mouth and contacts are the bread and butter of getting work as an arranger. Also to be considered is what professional services are you equipped to handle. Arranger is a...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Art Song Genre, italian songs, art songs
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Art Song Genre, italian songs, art songs, schubert

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: advance singing techniques, composition techniques, chord tones
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: advance singing techniques, composition techniques, chord tones, singing techniques

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: bass/ electric guitar, thoughtful music, bass part
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: bass/ electric guitar, thoughtful music, bass part, random lines

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Characteristics of a Musical, american popular songs, musical expressions
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Characteristics of a Musical, american popular songs, musical expressions, culture jazz

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Coming up with original melodies., tone sequences, melodic tone
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Coming up with original melodies., tone sequences, melodic tone, great potential

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Composition Technique, instrumentals, good music
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Composition Technique, instrumentals, good music, concentration

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Contrapuntal lyrics, simple melody, irving berlin
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Contrapuntal lyrics, simple melody, irving berlin, melodies

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Creating A Song, chord progression, arpeggio
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Creating A Song, chord progression, arpeggio

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Musical-Composition-Theory-652/f/chord-harmony-bridges-key-1.htm


Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: circle of 5th, circle of thirds, theory class
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: circle of 5th, circle of thirds, theory class

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: How to complete a song from an idea, chord structures, many thanks
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: How to complete a song from an idea, chord structures, many thanks

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: contest, beta phase, song contest
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: contest, beta phase, song contest, american idol

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Musical-Composition-Theory-652/f/Degree-Music-Comp.htm


Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Dim. Chords 7th with maj. 7th as a tension tone, de berg, frans
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Dim. Chords 7th with maj. 7th as a tension tone, de berg, frans

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Expanding lower range of voice, good luck chuck, gospel tapes
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Expanding lower range of voice, good luck chuck, gospel tapes, octave range

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: The fall and the lift?, rufus wainwright, fifth tone
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: The fall and the lift?, rufus wainwright, fifth tone, best songs of all time

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Guzheng lessons in Singapore, music school, own music
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Guzheng lessons in Singapore, music school, own music

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: guitar modes and theory
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: guitar modes and theory

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: guzheng brands, guzheng, relative humidity
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: guzheng brands, guzheng, relative humidity, reputable dealer

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Harmonising, penny nichols, nickels
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Harmonising, penny nichols, nickels, suggestion

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Head Voice, head voice, mickey mouse
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Head Voice, head voice, mickey mouse, falsetto

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Importance of a Bridge to a song, randy owen, musical group
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Importance of a Bridge to a song, randy owen, musical group, cousins

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Improvisation, d note, response one
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Improvisation, d note, response one, chord changes

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: learning harmony, mary had a little lamb, improvisation games
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: learning harmony, mary had a little lamb, improvisation games, twinkle twinkle

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Minor Scale Chords, elijah, minor scale
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Minor Scale Chords, elijah, minor scale

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Musical-Composition-Theory-652/f/Minor-sixth.htm


Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Mozart and the letter K, beethoven, composers
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Mozart and the letter K, beethoven, composers, opus

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Music, gifted composers, creative muscle
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Music, gifted composers, creative muscle, learning to play the piano

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: metronome, waltz time, primary stress
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: metronome, waltz time, primary stress, secondary stress

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: music theory, key of f major, leading tone
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: music theory, key of f major, leading tone, fm mode

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: non chord tones, upper voices, chord tone
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: non chord tones, upper voices, chord tone, c chord

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Proper pronunciation in Schubert lieder, biggs, pronunciation
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Proper pronunciation in Schubert lieder, biggs, pronunciation

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: how to pull emotions from chords, emotional colors, dramatic film
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: how to pull emotions from chords, emotional colors, dramatic film, listening music

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: how to pull emotions from chords
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: how to pull emotions from chords

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: how to pull emotions from chords
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: how to pull emotions from chords

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Ranges, three octave range, opera singers
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Ranges, three octave range, opera singers, bass baritone

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Singing Career, b singer, career option
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Singing Career, b singer, career option

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: singing, gospel song writer, power of the holy spirit
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: singing, gospel song writer, power of the holy spirit, sinful acts

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: singing practice
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: singing practice

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: singing rock, tom keifer, vocal nodes
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: singing rock, tom keifer, vocal nodes, vocal coach

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: sonata form
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: sonata form

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: songwriting: r and b, m7, triad
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: songwriting: r and b, m7, triad, cmaj7

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: the theory
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: the theory

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Vibrato, vocal vibrato, mezzo soprano
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Vibrato, vocal vibrato, mezzo soprano, voice teacher

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Vocal Melodies, maynard james keenan, chord progressions
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Vocal Melodies, maynard james keenan, chord progressions, layne staley

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Vocal range, lyric tenor, bass baritone
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Vocal range, lyric tenor, bass baritone, tenor voice

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Voice parts, jennifer nettles, talent show
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Voice parts, jennifer nettles, talent show, soprano

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: vocal melody composition, first melody, music knowledge
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: vocal melody composition, first melody, music knowledge, listeners

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: voice, voice professionals, conclusion
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: voice, voice professionals, conclusion, cornell notes

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: A Welsh Christmas Carol, welsh language version, frankincense and myrrh
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: A Welsh Christmas Carol, welsh language version, frankincense and myrrh, bethlehem town

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: West Side Story, musical joke, west side story
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: West Side Story, musical joke, west side story, tritone

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Writing Music, fellow musician, manuscripts
Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Writing Music, fellow musician, manuscripts, music

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: What factors are to be taken into account when composing a song?, ballad tradition, long periods of time
ballad tradition, long periods of time, fellow musician: Ruch, First, I commend you on composing for the last four years. Many people never make it that far. They give up for a variety of reasons. If you re the kind of person who can maintain focus, energy and enthusiasm for a task over long periods of time,...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: fake book chord notation/piano, minor triad, chord functions
minor triad, chord functions, chord name: Hi Vickara, * Yes, you sharp the C when you play the A7, no matter what key you re actually in. The best way to think of it is: (Note name) = Major triad, (Note name)7 = the dominant seventh chord (G7, C7, or in your case, A7), (Note name)m7 = minor triad...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: The fall and the lift?, rufus wainwright, theory aspect
rufus wainwright, theory aspect, secret chord: Alan: I have not heard this song, or read these lyrics before. I wouldn t assume that the information is necessarily a musical theory fact, but, if I were to apply the concept of minor fall/major lift to music it would be that the minor chord (with...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: The fall and the lift?, rufus wainwright, plagal cadence
rufus wainwright, plagal cadence, two beats: Hello Alan, I ve never heard of Rufus Wainwright but I gather this song appears in Shrek , is that right? There s no such musical term as the lift , but otherwise it makes some sort of sense. It s a chord progression rather than a single chord,...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: famous songwriters, studio singer, denise rich
studio singer, denise rich, diane warren: Many songwriters write alone, doing both music and lyrics. Many others work in teams of 2 or more, each contributing some part of the music and/or words. There are many famous example of writing partners where one person writes the lyrics and another writes...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: your favorite arpeggios, carnow, diminished chords
carnow, diminished chords, arpeggios: Ralph: I have no favorite arpeggios, but you might try this one for a chromatically altered dominant chord: example based on a G dominant chord: spelled down from RH G E C# A# LH: Ab F D B G in Bass What have is a G13 /11# /9#...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: female opera duet, opera lakme, leo delibes
opera lakme, leo delibes, opera duet: Hello.....I believe you re referring to The Flower Duet from the opera Lakme by Leo Delibes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flower_Duet Do a search on Delibes Lakme at Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com and listen to a sound sample, and let me know if...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: finding compositions, jazz fussion, bill pere
jazz fussion, bill pere, google: Lawrence, Thank you for your question. There are many sources of music on the internet for listening or purchase. Try any of the following (you can search by type of music or by a particular artist) -- www.cdbaby.com -- www.numberonemusic.com --...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: finding my mix, instrumental musician, pitch range
instrumental musician, pitch range, bass baritone: Hi Trent: If you have to push your voice to sing higher notes, you are not singing in a way that will be good for your voice in the long run. I am not sure I understand where the term singing in my mix comes from but if you mean your pitch range, there...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: first time composer, improvisation methods, harmony and melody
improvisation methods, harmony and melody, jazz saxophone: Hello Hannah and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. I would suggest spending some serious time playing through standard Jazz tunes. Buy a Jazz Fake Book, there are many available. Try to play tunes on the piano as well as the sax. This...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: my first one :-), tongue twister, mp3 cuts
tongue twister, mp3 cuts, crazy thought: Hi Max: no sweat ..your English is fine .. AHA! ..a TAIKO drum !!! now I know what you re looking for ...both Garritan Orchestra and some of the GIGA libraries have great samples of that! Phil Kelly www.philkellymusic.com NW Prevailing Winds...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Are you my former bud from TVHS?, mail addy, joe wagner
mail addy, joe wagner, kelly hope: Holy Crap! Guilty as charged! ..wow.. talk about voices from the past! drop me a note at my e-mail addy: lonearrngr@comcast.net ..and bring me up to date on what y all been doing for the past.. Holy Crap again! ..glub ..fifty years! You can...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: I am so frustrated., homespun tapes, vocal cd
homespun tapes, vocal cd, voice teacher: Hi Jesse: I assume you are a man. How could you have been a high soprano, do you mean you sang in your falsetto range? You need to be studying with a voice teacher. Do not strain to hit higher notes, you are eventually going to ruin your voice if you continue...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: still have harmonic frustrations, minor pentatonic, diatonic scales
minor pentatonic, diatonic scales, simple melody: Hello Dan. Thanks for being so patient - this week has been even more manic than usual. I ve just sung through Penny Lane, and there s no modulation in it. There s a key change in it, but that s not the same as modulation. The only Beach Boys songs I...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Giving music emotion?, english chinese dictionary, associated board of the royal schools of music
english chinese dictionary, associated board of the royal schools of music, writing paragraphs: Hello Owen, If you don t know Chinese, there s no use my giving you an English-Chinese dictionary and asking you to write me a couple of paragraphs in Chinese. You won t end up with grammatically correct, well-written prose; at worst you ll have gibberish...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Glue it all together, rnb songs, vocal melody
rnb songs, vocal melody, math equation: Hi Lafayette, I think that your studies are making you think too much, and I don t mean that in a patronizing way. I don t have a technical language for writing, but it is almost like a math equation at its core. When I write, once I have a verse and...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Green Day's Melodies, thier songs, melodies
thier songs, melodies, green day: I like Green Day too, although I ve only started listening to them recently. I m not sure I understand your question. Do you mean are their melodies creative? Or are you asking if they ve borrowed melodies from other songs? Or maybe you mean something...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Guzheng, northern china, yangzhou
northern china, yangzhou, sound quality: Dear Shirley, Guzhengs from Shanghai are known to have the best sounds. Before you buy a Zheng, make sure that the wood is not cracked and that the spaces between the strings are not too narrow. Also the bridges should not be too high (about 5cm). You can...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Guzheng Instruction in English, number notation, music score
number notation, music score, research purposes: Dear Clarise, Thank you for your question. I would adivse that you sign-up for Guzheng classes in your district if you intend to learn how to play the instrument. The music score is in the number notation and to my knowleadge, not available through the...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Guzheng lessons in Singapore, singapore chinese orchestra, erhu
singapore chinese orchestra, erhu, mdm: Dear Justin, You can try to contact Mdm. Yin Qun. She was my teacher before I left Singapore. I don t have her number with me now, but her husband, Mr. Zhang Bin (erhu player) is in the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) and you can reach her through him....

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Guzheng music, staff notation, number notation
staff notation, number notation, central stage: Dear Lindsay, Thank you for your questions. The 5-staff notation is poosible for guzheng playing. The other notation method is the traditional number notation. One point to note is that the traditional tuning for the Guzheng is the pentatonic scale beginning...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Guzheng, music play, piece of music
music play, piece of music, choose one: Dear Jamie, Thank you for your question. What kind of research are you doing? Do you have scores or CD of zheng music? It will be much better if you can choose a piece where you have the score so that I can explain it to you clearer. Or you can pick a few...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: g7, auto harp, minor chord
auto harp, minor chord, staff notes: Lori: Hi, carefully note if the symbol is G 7 or g7 because if it is G7, - IT refers to a G major chord with the flatted 7th (notes: G B D F) because if it is g7 (small g)-= it refers to a g minor chord with the flatted 7th (notes : G...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: any good song suggestions?, ana maria angel, bouncin with bud
ana maria angel, bouncin with bud, basin street blues: Hello Im and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. You will want to get with someone who can find your vocal range and transpose your tunes. Most serious singers compile their book over the years and may adjust their key several...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: My granddaughter is taking..., violin sound, rhythm dynamics
violin sound, rhythm dynamics, bill pere: My granddaughter is taking band at school and was instructed to find the 4 aspects of music 1 being rythym 2 being pitch. I wondered if 3 and 4 were scales and or volume, or tone? Thank you for your question. You re on the right track. There are...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: guitar modes and theory, key of c major, guitar modes
key of c major, guitar modes, c major scale: I am not familiar with pop terminology, so I don t know what playing a mode over c means, unless that means that c is the final chord. The two scales are identical except that they start and end with different notes. In music, the dorian ends on d and the...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: guitar soloing, amateur guitarist, jazz chords
amateur guitarist, jazz chords, guitar soloing: Hello Brian and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. Ultimately, one plays what one hears. Listening is key to opening up these endless possibilities. What you hear is comprehensive of what you ve heard others play (live or recorded),...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: guzheng brands, dry climate, calgary canada
dry climate, calgary canada, chinese orchestra: Hi, I searched the web and http://www.chinesezither.net seems to be a rather reliable source, for guzheng instrument. Alternatively, another possible option is to approach a local Chinese Orchestra (if any) and ask where they buy their instruments...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: guzheng, chinese guzheng, japanese koto
chinese guzheng, japanese koto, music accompaniment: Dear Mike, Thank you for your question. It s interesting to know that you ve been playing the Guzheng for such a long time. I wonder if the Zheng you mention is the Chinese Guzheng? I think there are many kinds of guzhengs in the world like the Japanese...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Harmonies, walking pace, aural training
walking pace, aural training, theory questions: Hello again Michelle, I do strongly recommend that you take theory classes rather than trying to teach yourself, and if at all possible combine them with aural training, which is equally important. Each time you cover a new topic eg augmented/diminished...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Harmonisation of minor scales, minor scales, music san diego
minor scales, music san diego, san diego california: Hello Georges and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. Here is a good chart to display the chords made for these scales. http://www.apassion4jazz.net/harmony.html Also, you may finds the other links helpful. Thanks for the interest!...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Harmonising, college music department, penny nichols
college music department, penny nichols, ear training: Chiara: Sometimes it is easier to hear and comprehend a whole line of melody or harmony instead of one note. It s the context of the structure that makes it easier. Sign up for a class in ear training at the local junior college music department to tune...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Harmony, study theory, modulations
study theory, modulations, sound knowledge: Hello McKenzie, Music is a language with its own grammar and syntax, and if you re going to compose you need to understand them. It s the difference between picking up a few phrases in a foreign language and learning the language properly; if you don t...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Harmony Book, harmony book, moscow conservatory
harmony book, moscow conservatory, russians: Dear Robert, I think you can study harmony from any good book and from a good teacher. This book I mentioned is in Chinese. If you want to use this book as your text, you need to know the language. I m still a student studying composition in China. Which...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Harmony in Fourth or Fifth, miklos rozsa, la cathedrale engloutie
miklos rozsa, la cathedrale engloutie, jazz compositions: Hello again Carlo, Thanks for your feedback. Have you looked at the Impressionists, in particular Debussy? He frequently uses parallel 5ths in addition to the wholetone scale. Listen to the opening of La Cathedrale Engloutie (Preludes Book 1 No 10). ...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Harmony or Melody First?, harmonic progressions, music san diego
harmonic progressions, music san diego, san diego california: Hello Peter and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. That s a question that many songwriters continually ask: Do you start with the tune, then add harmony, or do you develop the melody from the harmonic progression? From an educators point...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Harmony Styles, group harmony, music conservatory
group harmony, music conservatory, soul singers: Hi Royce: I understand the spacing of basic harmony as lead, 3rd, and 5th. Then I listen to different musical groups harmonizing in ways that don t seem to fit the pattern. You have picked a subject that could fill a first year harmony theory class at...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Head Voice, earth wind and fire songs, male soprano
earth wind and fire songs, male soprano, earth wind and fire: Hi Lemas, Yes, I remember you. I think you re just thinking too hard. Unless the male is a castrati (which is no longer practiced as of the mid 20th century). Counter-Tenor is the phrase for men who have higher voices. Generally, in pop music, you...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Hello, I was wondering..., beatles album, last chord
beatles album, last chord, good question: BRYAN: You have an interesting question here. Yes the note of C# might BE IN THE KEY, but not the NAME OF THE KEY of the music, and also remember that SPEED of the player is not always the same speed of the recording equipment. So, in many cases...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Help! Music is too cluttered? Organization?, chamber music pieces, musical principles
chamber music pieces, musical principles, elizabeth thanks: Elizabeth, Thanks for your question. Lots of folks ask about this. There really is no right or wrong answer, since you are just doing music without lyrics, and are writing mostly for your own enjoyment and creativity. In that case, the only one who...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Help On Singing Technique, principles of voice production, risky endeavor
principles of voice production, risky endeavor, crash diet: dan: your question is an interesting one, adn certainly not within the range of advice i normally give, since i am intereting in helping people develop resonant, and fully vibrant voices, and making quality tone in MUSIC, but i d say, if you want to be like...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Hi! I'm 18 and recently finished..., songwriters association, opus 1
songwriters association, opus 1, unaccompanied flute: Morgan, Hi, thanks for your question. In this day and age, it doesn t really matter too much what something is called. You have a great deal of freedom to give it whatever label you think communicates what you want. You can call it an Etude, or...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Hi, I'm beginning to get into..., bach pieces, quest thanks
bach pieces, quest thanks, vocal songs: Dan: Music is like fine wine, or food,namely it is in the taste of the listener. I have preferences, and so does everyone else, but there are pieces that do get bought more often than others, because of their popularity. Sometimes these popular...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Hi, I'm Holley, and I need help., seth riggs, penny nichols
seth riggs, penny nichols, vocal teacher: Hi Holly: Getting loud is where you could either improve your overall sound or ruin your voice, so I would be careful how you proceed. I teach a kind of technique called voice level singing originally taught by my teachers, Seth and Florence Riggs. If...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Hi !My name is Xavier..., sheila davis, john braheny
sheila davis, john braheny, chord structure: Xavier, Thak you for your question. You are correct that songwriting is a very different process than performing music written by others. There is no single answer for how to get started because the process is very individual, depending on the person...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Hi, I have been writing poetry..., rhyme scheme, writing poems
rhyme scheme, writing poems, song construction: Jenna, You do not need to write the music first. Many songwriters write lyrics first. Many write the music first and many write them both at the same time. There are no rules. Since you are experienced at writing poems, I d say to concentrate on lyrics...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: History of alternative music, bare naked ladies, dragon records
bare naked ladies, dragon records, silver dragon: Hello Matthew, This is completely outside my sphere of expertise or interest - however, I ran a Net search for history of alternative music and came up with a useful website: http://silver-dragon-records.com/museum_of_music.htm . It seems to be fairly...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Hmm...songs..., dr suess, force fed
dr suess, force fed, writing songs: Hey Risa, I can t speak for other writers, but I learned a couple of good lessons from a professor I had years back. She told me to: only write what you know; write as honestly as possible, usually the more personal - the better. The other thing I do...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Holsinger's work, school music teacher, public school music
school music teacher, public school music, holinger: HI, sorry IF THIS question is coming to you twice, because i already responded to it, but the system shows that either you didn t get my reply, or that it just shows that no reply was send to you, (even thoughh i got the receipt that i answered it already)...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Home Recording, midi sequencing software, shure sm 58
midi sequencing software, shure sm 58, singing breathing: Hi Mr. Burns, I was not familiar with your microphone until I looked it up online this morning. Very nice specs according to Rode s site. If you have never used a condensor mic, you are going to really like it and be impressed. I use one for vocals as well...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Home recording, drum samples, pc specs
drum samples, pc specs, technophobe: Hey Mark, There are a ton of home pc based recording software packages out now. I don t really use any of them, but I hear they are quite simple. I have posted a link to one below - but you can also look around for more info depending on your needs. Most...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Horn sections for Blues and RandB., santa ana winds, high school kids
santa ana winds, high school kids, cancer benefit: Hi Michael: In this limited space, I can t give you an entire arranging class, but I ll try to give you a few tips to get you started: 1. Voicings: In general, AVOID pure triadic voicings -common voicings ( for a CMa or Cadd 2 tonality as an example...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: harmonizing and fillers, cello teacher, christmas eve service
cello teacher, christmas eve service, hymn book: Audrey I play the cello, and much church instrumental music is written nowadays with two lines for the cello to play, one being the melody, (on the top line) and the second line is a harmony part, (can you find a hymn book with the song in it, to play...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: harmony for new learners, harmonic progressions, piano accompaniment
harmonic progressions, piano accompaniment, cycle of fifths: Hello Alex, Harmonisation is the art of fitting appropriate and effective chords as an accompaniment to a melody - the vertical aspect of music. The basis of our key system is that: the octave is divided into 12 equal semitones; the two predominating...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: hello phil-Within the last..., phil kelly, vocal coach
phil kelly, vocal coach, radio pop: Hi Dan: If it s the actual improvement in voice production and tonal and sound quality improvement is your goal, I recommend a professional vocal coach to help you in those areas .I dont know where you live , but uch a person can usually be found at even...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: hello, songwriters association, voice coach
songwriters association, voice coach, vocal coach: Jessica, Thanks for your question -- The best thing for you to do depends on your goals. You probably should have a professional vocal coach listen to you, but you need to be able to tell him or her exactly what you want to do with your singing. A voice...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: help with notation question, state troubadour, letter suffix
state troubadour, letter suffix, bill pere: Dear Mr Marsh, Thank you for your question. Below is a table of all the official note names, both US and British. US -----------------------------------British one hundred twenty-eighth note = quasihemidemisemiquaver sixty-fourth note ...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: help, please, chord progressions, note changes
chord progressions, note changes, chord progression: Omar, Hi - thanks for your question. You re correct that a knowledge of chords and melodic relationships is far more useful and valuable than playing loud or fast. There are 2 simple techniques for getting melodies and chords to go together. To use...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: help with programme notes, interested listeners, productive period
interested listeners, productive period, programme notes: Hello Peggy, Programme notes don t need to be long - I usually think in terms of three paragraphs: composer, piece, description. So the first paragraph can either be a brief biography (if the composer isn t well known) or something about the context in...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: hi clare. flip again. i..., mail aol, mail administrator
mail aol, mail administrator, mail servers: I m doing my best! Apparently you don t exist ... The original message was received at Fri, 27 Jan 2006 15:25:28 -0500 (EST) from smtp3.wanadoo.co.uk [193.252.22.156] *** ATTENTION *** Your e-mail is being returned to you because there was a problem...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: -------------------------..., violin pieces, playing the violin
violin pieces, playing the violin, oom pah: Hello again Flip, Oh, you may not have seen a harpsichord but you ve certainly heard one. Lurch the butler used to play one in the old TV series The Addams Family. And there s one featured in the Strangler s recording of Golden Brown. Let me know when...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: hi, time rap, song lengths
time rap, song lengths, rhytm: Hi Leman, You have several good questions here. First off, if you are actively writing your own material and plan to play it in public or market it to others for publishing consideration, you should copyright your material. Now- if you have written a...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: home recording, griffin imic, finacial advice
griffin imic, finacial advice, one mic: Hey Paul, Sounds like you are frustrated. I realize that the typical home pc won t be able to handle most home recording, they have a lot of power/ram/memory/sound card needs that most pc s can t touch. As to the drum mics.......you need several. If you...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: home recording, korg triton, hi beck
korg triton, hi beck, mic cable: Hi Beck, Your recording situation depends on what your immediate goals are. If you just want to record a keyboard track and no vocals or other backing tracks, you could get a keyboard and record on it. However, you might think about getting a stand alone...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: hooks & bridges, jack perricone, melody note
jack perricone, melody note, songwriters association: I am recording a song and have a problem with the bridge a) in the prehook I already made a jump from I believe a C to E in which key should the Bridge then come in for the best possible effect? Dino, Thanks for your question -- There is...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: horror score cliches., head tension, hawaii 50
head tension, hawaii 50, tension 2: Hi Chris: Are you an aspiring film composer ( or possibly an actual working one?) Anyway, having done a few scores in this genre (before the plethora of electronic loops and stuff we have now were available ), I can list a few of my favorites: 1....

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Identifying Identifying key signature changes in my guitar compositions, guitar compositions, jones cycles
guitar compositions, jones cycles, key signature: Hi Buddy: I don t know that theres a specific rule that qualifies as an actual modulation or change of key, ( or mode, for that matter ), but I might consider a key change if the tonal center changed for more than say, sixteen bars, and basically stayed...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Identifying key signature changes in music composition, g7 c, chord progressions
g7 c, chord progressions, instrumental accompaniment: Hello Buddy and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. The Key a tune is written in can very widely. Most composers prefer to write in the main key that affects the cadences (progressions.) There are usually more than one key center affecting...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Importance of a Bridge to a song, great american songbook, 12 bar blues
great american songbook, 12 bar blues, music dispatch: Hi Thomas: There are many song forms some contain bridges, some don t ( lake a blues structure ) others may include additional formal features like verses, interludes, and other variations. The so -called basic song structure of the GAS period (...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Improv, jazz chords, broken chords
jazz chords, broken chords, chord change: Hello Nick and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. As a general recommendation, I would say to first listen to everything you can. Compare different interpolations of the same tune by different players, and listen closely to...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Improving Tone, upper teeth, clenched teeth
upper teeth, clenched teeth, breathing techniques: Hi Shane, For all singing questions, there is one answer I consistently give. You need to learn good breathing techniques. Learning how to use and control breathing is integral to good tone and vocal control. You could just continue to practice, but...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Improving voice tone, leaky tire, upper teeth
leaky tire, upper teeth, clenched teeth: Hi Harsha, Here s my one and only tip: Learn diaphragmatic breathing. Why? Because it will never fail you when looking ofr that desired tone that you talk about. How do you practice to breathe this way? The following are a few exercises, that, with...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Improvisation, melodic motives, endless possibilities
melodic motives, endless possibilities, scale mode: Hello Laron and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. * You ask How important is it to transcribe solos? Transcribing someone elses solos can give you insight to how that player saw to improvise that tune, on that day, playing with those...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Improvisation, major and minor scales, improvisation classes
major and minor scales, improvisation classes, tenor madness: Hello Sara and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. You ask My main question is, should i be thinking more of scales or modes? First, a mode is a scale. Any sequence of tones is defined as a scale, but unlike scales of fixed pitch, modes...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Improvisation, jazz harmony, music san diego
jazz harmony, music san diego, san diego california: Hello Stretch thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. This is rather an abstract question since I do not know what your playing proficiency is, nor your understanding of harmony; but as a general recommendation, I would say to first listen to...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Improvisation, endless possibilities, broken chords
endless possibilities, broken chords, chord change: Hello Martin and thanks for contacting me through AllExperts.com. Students ask, So how do I improvise? There is no big secret to Improvisation. Ultimately, one plays what one hears. Listening is key to opening up these endless possibilities. What...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Improvisation and more, em7 a7, rare occassion
em7 a7, rare occassion, major scales: Hello Jonathan and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. Soloing should be inspired from the tune you re soloing over. Try not to think so much about chords, but base your improv to where those chords are going, where they point to....

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Improvisation practice & help, harmony notes, piano improvisation
harmony notes, piano improvisation, melody note: Hello David and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. That Nordstrom sound you refer to is due to the way the melody note and the harmony notes (chords) are distributed across the piano. This is called voicing. Here is a simple formula:...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Improvisation & Technique, jazz scales, jazz improvisation
jazz scales, jazz improvisation, jazz techniques: Hello John and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. Go to: http://www.apassion4jazz.net and study the charts for Jazz Scales, Progression, Harmony and Improv methods. There are also a couple great resources in the Educational Links list....

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Improvisation, major scales, blues scales
major scales, blues scales, passing tone: Quino, What you have discovered is what people call the traditional blues scale. It is very useful and can be used in many places. (Not all scales are so universal.) Here is the first addition I would suggest begin experimenting with a couple new...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Increasing vocal range, homespun tapes, vocal exercises
homespun tapes, vocal exercises, penny nichols: You can increase your range by doing vocal exercises like the siren. when you want to try a scream, you can try doing a small scream, don t try to project, use a mike and do it by growling into the mike. Experiment with that but don t try to add volume,...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Increasing vocal range, kings singers, three tenors
kings singers, three tenors, male singers: Hi John: Well, it only SEEMS like a problem, because what ONCE came easy for you, is now more difficult. The high notes are not gone, only need to be produced with a diff. instrument. Your vocal cords used to be shorter and thinner, and now they...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Inspiration, songwriters association, human achievements
songwriters association, human achievements, artistic output: What do you use to inspire you to write music and is it bad that it sometimes sounds like something aleady created? Ahmad, Thanks for your question. Many people wonder about this. When it comes to inspiration, there are no special rules or guidelines...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Instrumental arrangement, percussion piece, southeast asian countries
percussion piece, southeast asian countries, josh winter: Dear Josh, You ve got quite and interesting idea on judo and music! I think the most effective and easy way to compose you piece would be to compose a percussion piece. It will save you a lot of time to work out the notes and stuff. Besides, percussion...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Instrumentation, soprano saxes, band instrumentation
soprano saxes, band instrumentation, harp strings: Hi Gerry: a Standard Big band set up would consist of: 4 trumpets: ( usually doubling on flugelhorns ) 4 trombones: ( 3 tenor, 1 bass bone ) 5 saxes: ( 2 alto *, 2 tenor*, Baritone ) 3( or 4 ) rhythm: keyboard ,bass, drums , ( guitar )** *...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Interesting musical flow, musical flow, music science
musical flow, music science, side step: Jim : The closest things I can come up with that MAY answer some of your questions are: The Shaping forces of Music by Ernst Toch and: Creative Orchestration by Geo. F McKay the latter book is very helpfol at defining several basic arranging...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Intervals, whole steps, phil kelly
whole steps, phil kelly, half steps: Hi Penny: Learning intervals ( as you may have discovered ) is largely a matter of training your ear to recognize the differences. One trick that has worked for many people is to associate certain songs with the more difficult ones to hear: i.e : ...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: identify the chords, basic music theory, invertion
basic music theory, invertion, root position: Hello Estelle: What you need is some practice in ear training ( aka solfeggi ) which aids you in hearing intervals ,chordal inversions aurally. This is a skill learned by repetition. I can TELL you that in root position, the root will be on the bottom,...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: imagry, poppy nogood, downloadable extracts
poppy nogood, downloadable extracts, rain in the desert: Hello again Bill, I ve heard of synaesthesia but I didn t think what you described was it. You re talking about visualising pictures when listening to music, which I know many people do (but I don t), whereas synaesthesia is a neurological condition in...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: impressionism/bimodalism, harmonic possibilities, scale tones
harmonic possibilities, scale tones, impressionist style: lewis, There s really 2 variaties of bimodalism. In the first, two concurrent parts, either in harmony or in counterpoint, are in different modes at the same time. For example, violins are playing in phrygian mode while violas, cellos and bass parts are playing...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: inspiration?, brainstorming technique, creative juices
brainstorming technique, creative juices, receptive state: Felix, I ll answer the 2nd question first. Here are some software tools I like. For writing lyrics, I like MasterWriter. There is a fully-functional 30-day trial version that you can download for free. http://www.masterwriter.com. Another good one is...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: What were your inspirations..., religious type, outrages
religious type, outrages, meaning of life: Hi Aaron, I have found inspiration for songwriting from a broad variety of things. Sometimes it may be anger toward something that outrages you enough to write about. Other times it may be the basics like love. I have written about things that...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: I am VERY interested in singing., school music teacher, masters degree in education
school music teacher, masters degree in education, principal cellist: Ali: Well, it all started when i was a kid, and my dad got me a violin, and piano, and i took lessons on them until 7th grade and then i switched to the cello and piano, i joined the choir in church, and in school, went to summer workshops for 12 years...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: I am VERY interested in singing., expertise section, vocal folds
expertise section, vocal folds, professional singer: Hi Ali, I m glad to see that you found something you love so early in life. To tell you everything I know would take way to much space in this type of email, but can give you some good tips about breath control and some exercises you can do and also let...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: interval, half steps, hello mary
half steps, hello mary, dowdell: Hello Mary and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. double flat or double sharp are the standard terms used. Thanks for the interest, D C DowDell Professor of Music A Passion for Jazz! studio: 619.223.2069 mobile:...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: could introduce a book of reharmonization ?, jerry coker, andy laverne
jerry coker, andy laverne, jazz books: Jung-mi, I don t know any Jazz teachers in Korea. For Jazz books and other great Jazz tools please visit Jamey Aebersold s web site www.jazzbooks.com). There you will see many great books. Andy Laverne, Jerry Coker, David Baker, Dan Haerle for instance...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: what does the italien term,..., italian terms, adn
italian terms, adn, literature: N? Italian terms are all over the music page in literature, and esp in the instrumental orchestral parts. The term poco means LITTLE poco a poco, (little by little) - so you apply this term to whatever word is with it, adn do THAT a little,...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: JAZZ IMPROVISATION, jazz improvisation, music san diego
jazz improvisation, music san diego, san diego california: Hello Andre and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. There is no big secret to improvisation. Ultimately, one plays what one hears. Listening is key to opening up these endless possibilities. What you hear is comprehensive of what you ve...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Jazz improv, clifford brown, chord change
clifford brown, chord change, size hole: Hello Phil and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. You say I don t know if I should be thinking modally or chromatically... Trying to fit a particular mode or scale into the right playing situation is like looking for the right size...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Jazz Modes?, jazz modes, melodic minor scale
jazz modes, melodic minor scale, greek originals: Hello Lawrence and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. Modes are incarnations of scales in which a certain note is taken as the root. Thus, each scale has as many different modes as it has different tones. In common usage, the major...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Jazz Scale, jazz scales, scales and modes
jazz scales, scales and modes, tenor sax: Hi Leah, Thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. You say the key is F#min, which is really the key of A Major. Jam n around using the A Major scale would probably work, since the A Major scale is the same as the F# natural minor scale,...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Jazz scales, jazz scales, semitones
jazz scales, semitones, dowdell: Hello Hugh Mungus and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. Any series of linear musical notes may be referred to as a scale. The more popular have been given names. While there is really no such thing as a Jazz scale, there...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Jazz training, jazz method, music san diego
jazz method, music san diego, san diego california: Hello Hugo and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. Music is a language. Jazz is a genre of music. Yes there are many methods of music study, and many, many books available at all levels. Any of the books found here are recommended: ...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Jazz walking bass, music san diego, jazz chords
music san diego, jazz chords, san diego california: Hi Graham, and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. You re on the right track. First find your chords that your bass will be walking through. Example: Am , D, G The try bass-line quarter notes, using the 1,3 & 5 of those chords...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Getting the Juices flowing, self judgement, songwriting time
self judgement, songwriting time, would like some suggestions: ChapterElevN, I know what you mean. Fortunately, I was able to turn those wasted commuting hours into valuable songwriting time. At work, I ve got the boss on my tail and at home my priorities are the kids and wife. So when do I get some uninterrupted...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: jazz comp, tritone substitutions, chord progressions
tritone substitutions, chord progressions, thelonious monk: Hello Billy and thanks for contacting me through AllExperts.com. Yes, Round Midnight is a great tune. In the 1st measure, the bass is descending chromatically. I don t know how your chart reads so it s difficult to comment. Many charts leave out this...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: jazz composing, afro cuban music, jazz progressions
afro cuban music, jazz progressions, fusion styles: Hi Dan: You sound as though you ve had some theoretical background, so I ll get a bit technical here: One of the main differences between earlier modern jazz ( bebop ) and the fusion styles is less emphasis on chordal changes ( regardless of whatever...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: jazz composition, odd chords, writing jazz
odd chords, writing jazz, chord progressions: Hello Dan and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com 1.) You say I guess I could ask if you have any radical suggestions as to where to go with a song Don t know what you re trying to say. Nothing radical about Jazz theory. It follows...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: jazz composition, bert ligon, jazz harmonies
bert ligon, jazz harmonies, connecting tone: Hello Matt and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. Key to all composition is vision. However, one doesn t really need to envision everything from the start. Much of the time this is a process that unveils itself through development. Work...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: jazz play, music san diego, san diego california
music san diego, san diego california, california studio: Hello Samm and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. I think you will appreciate the charts found here: http://www.apassion4jazz.net/keys.html Thanks for the interest D C DowDell Professor of Music San Diego, California studio:...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: jazz theory ?, key of c major, jazz theory
key of c major, jazz theory, relative minor: Hello Dan, That s quite a loaded quiestion! Your question is not necessarily a jazz theory question, as it is a theory question. You don t want me going into jazz theory now anyway. Trust me! Now you say you re going from major to minor. Are...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: jazz theory, music san diego, san diego california
music san diego, san diego california, tonal organization: Hello Paul and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. Russell s concepts were/are pioneering, especially for the day. Unfortunately, he never really concluded his work and hence his material is not included in advance theory at many schools....

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Key of C or Am, roman numerals, half step
roman numerals, half step, progressions: Ray, First of all, if you want an answer from a music theory expert, I m going to have to refer you to someone else. I can answer from a practical standpoint as a songwriter. You ll often hear songs in Am using a major V chord: E rather than E minor....

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Key Changes and Mode Changes, change of mode, speedy reply
change of mode, speedy reply, chromatic notes: Bob, It s late! I made some corrections. Below it now says F# minor pentatonic instead of Bm pentatonic. (Sorry about that.) ********************************************************* I have experimented a lot with modal cadences and various kinds...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Key signatures - flats and sharps, diatonic scales, key signatures
diatonic scales, key signatures, harmonic relationship: Hello Willy, and thanks for being patient. When you start piano lessons you begin by learning the names of the notes on the keyboard. You start with the white keys because they have one name whereas the black keys have two. You ll probably learn the names...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Key, basic music theory, singer songwriter guitarist
basic music theory, singer songwriter guitarist, sam ash: Todd, You pose a most interesting query. I can t tell you what key you should BE in, if you don t know what key you ARE in. I appreciate that you have a love for music and enjoy writing. But if you want to know what key you re in, you need basic music...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Keys, new age music, feeling japan
new age music, feeling japan, music meditation: Seneca, I just got back from a week at an intensive songwriting camp and my brain is full, in a good way. So if it s ok with you, I m going to answer only part of your question now, and hopefully the rest later, if you can send me the question again...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Keys, eleanor rigby, harmonic colors
eleanor rigby, harmonic colors, santa ana winds: Hi Seneca: Since a mode is basically a pitch set that exhibits certain characteristic steps that set it apart from either pure major or minor scales, it makes sense to use the scale tone chords from that mode for the support harmony: i.e: dorian mode...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Keys, chord progressions, creative sense
chord progressions, creative sense, semitones: Hello again and thank you for contacting me through AllExperts.com. Yes and no. It depends what you want it to sound like. Instead of looking for a rule to apply, come at it from the creative sense. Hear it in your head, then express that on the keyboard....

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Keys, parsley sage rosemary and thyme, rosemary and thyme
parsley sage rosemary and thyme, rosemary and thyme, melodic modes: Hi Seneca, First of all, you re quite welcome. I enjoy answering the questions I get, especially when they re as interesting as your s--no kidding. Using modes, including major and minor, can be very confusing unless you learn a couple of things: ...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Keys, apples and oranges, magazines and periodicals
apples and oranges, magazines and periodicals, ionian mode: Hello, What famous songs that you know are set in a MODAL tone? To be exact: every song. Even the major and minor keys are modes, though commonly not referred to by their synonymous names unless in context with other modes. And why are some songs...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Keys, tonal center, circle of fifths
tonal center, circle of fifths, minor keys: My question is regarding the tonality in modern songs, from beatles onwards, anything really. What famous songs that you know are set in a MODAL tone? And why are some songs using modes and not major/minor keys? What s the advantage/difference?? Seneca,...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: keeping listeners interest, interest question, music science
interest question, music science, side step: Thanks for the great answer. Now I m curious about how you figured out to go to those other books, realizing the answers aren t in music books, and how you were able to zoom in on which of the millions of books on psychology would deal with this question....

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: key changes and song structure, zager and evans, sheila davis
zager and evans, sheila davis, c bridge: Mike. Thanks for your question. Key changes usually are most effective in three cases : 1 -- toward the end of a song to make the final repeated part different than the previous parts 2 -- At the bridge, to give it a distinct and different musical...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: key changes, vocal phrase, phil kelly
vocal phrase, phil kelly, chord structure: Hi Matty: Without seeing all the changes in order, I have trouble following all this. can you resend this with ALL of the changes you re using currently, and then maybe I can make some more constructive suggestions. cheers: Phil Kelly www.philkellymusic.co...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: key signature, key of g major, key signature
key of g major, key signature, jazz tune: Chris, So just by telling me what key you think it is in, it has one sharp. Of course, these chords are also taken completely out of context so I can t get a true take on it. If the last chord of the piece is E, I could just say it was in E. But none...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: keyboard arrangement, keyboard arrangement, decent theory
keyboard arrangement, decent theory, key signatures: How does one start teaching oneself how to play keyboard with a band? Ky-Van Thanks for your question. There is no absolute set of rules for how to play with a band and improvise -- it depends a great deal on the type of music, the overall level...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Larynx relaxation, voice crack, jaw area
voice crack, jaw area, middle voice: michael: IM glad you desire to improve your singing, but I am not there to watch you and make suggestions based on you. I have things I do THAT PERTAIN to what I need, I dont know what you need, I d still suggest you find someone to help you personally....

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Late 50's jazz song, hot tin roof, inger stevens
hot tin roof, inger stevens, cat on a hot tin roof: Hi Becky, and thanks for contacting me through AllExperts.com. I m terribly sorry, but not having seen those movies in ages, I don t remember the tune you are referring to. Keep searching, eventually you re sure to find your answer. Thanks again, ...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Learning to arrange for a small group, tenor sax player, school jazz band
tenor sax player, school jazz band, score pad: Hi Eric: My compliments to your son ..I was a junior in high school myself when I started to write for the school jazz band ..he ll well on his way. When you say at the top end of understanding theory, has he had some sort of academic training in...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Learning to sing..., voice lessons, professional teacher
voice lessons, professional teacher, sam sam: Sam- I ll tell you the same thing I tell my other students who can t sing . Everybody can sing. Some can do it better than others but everyone is born with the ability to sing. Voice lessons will help because a professional teacher with be able to guide...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Learning singing, frustration sets, sound accuracy
frustration sets, sound accuracy, vocal health: Hi Erik, Congratulations on your success wtih singing. As for your question, you NEED to learn proper breathing technique, otherwise, whatever else you learn is moot. So, I would first suggest that you find another teacher who will teach you properly...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Learning Theory, classical composers, cycle of fifths
classical composers, cycle of fifths, classical musicians: Hello Seth, Music theory is the grammar and syntax upon which Western music is constructed. The basis of our key system is that: the octave is divided into 12 equal semitones; the two predominating scales, major and minor, are constructed in exactly the...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: A Level Composition, western art music, frank wildhorn
western art music, frank wildhorn, stephen sondheim: Andi- Thanks for the question! Here are some shows to listen to along with composers to study. Start there and then let me know what else you need: West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein anything by Stephen Sondheim (any of his shows) The Last 5 Years...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Licensed Music on my Demo Reel, video demo reels, intellectual property attorney
video demo reels, intellectual property attorney, david arkenstone: Hi Dennis: I m not a lawyer, I m a musician ..but: Technically, without getting written permission and / or negotiating a mechanical use agreement from the artists/publishers involved, you are in violation of copyright law by using them in conjunction...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Looking for knowledge about Chinese music, traditional chinese music, ornette coleman
traditional chinese music, ornette coleman, john coltrane: Dear Robert, Thank you for your questions. China is a very big country with 56 ethnic groups. Music from each ethnic group is very different from one another. The Han ethnic group is the largest of all. Most Westerners are probably familiar with the...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Lyric Writing, free songwriter, verse attempts
free songwriter, verse attempts, song critiques: John, You ask a very good question. I think this is an issue for lots of songwriters and lyricists. I know it is for me. When you feel like you have a magical first verse, how do you keep up that high quality throughout the rest of the song, especially...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Lyrical Composition, assonance alliteration, pat pattison
assonance alliteration, pat pattison, sheila davis: i need to know the basic structure for composition my main genre is rap and hip-hop, i have been writing lyrics for a while but i seem to not have the ummph that is required for the song to have that structure can you help? Marcus, Thanks...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Lyrics, emaail, actual sound
emaail, actual sound, little guitar: Hi again Spike, Ok, send me one or two to check out. I will give them a thorough going over. Really the only thing that I can give you is my opinion. I don t want to be a critic though. We have plenty of those. Emaail it to crashscott@yahoo.com And...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Lyrics, state troubadour, aspiring songwriters
state troubadour, aspiring songwriters, sheila davis: Hi David. Thanks for your question -- it is always good to hear from aspiring songwriters who realize that it is exactly as you say -- the impact of a song comes from the lyrics. Writing good lyrics takes practice but is easily the valuable skill in all...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Lyrics composition, crash my car, open locks
crash my car, open locks, meaningful lyrics: What I want is: Splintered piece of glass falls, in the seat, gets caught These broken windows, open locks, reminders of the youth we lost In trying so hard to look away from you we followed white lines to the sunset I crash my car everyday the same...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Lyrics selling, professional singers, words to songs
professional singers, words to songs, writing poetry: Lucas, A lot of people ask this question or the similar question: Can you make money as a lyricist and if so, how? I m sorry to report there is no market for lyrics, that is, no one will pay you upfront to write only lyrics. If anyone tells you otherwise,...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Lyrics, music business agreements, free verse poetry
music business agreements, free verse poetry, pat pattison: My brother writes amazing poems (Lyrics) which he has been told would be perfect for songs. I would like to know what do you think he should do next Jo Thanks for your question - The most important thing to understand is that poetry is not...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Is it too late for me?, true art, 4 months
true art, 4 months, labels: My name is Ryan Maurice and I am 22(turning 23 on wednesday). I am currently taking opera lessons here in the Bay Area. And even though I am completly new to singing and only been singing for 4 months now, I am loving it!! And in my opinion, being classically...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: how to learn scales, sharps and flats, key signature
sharps and flats, key signature, key signatures: Hello again Alyssa, Okay, minor scales. Every major scale has a relative minor, which shares the same key signature. You find it by either going up a major 6th from the keynote of the major scale, or (easier!) going down a minor 3rd. So the relative...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: learning harmony, basic music theory, jazz harmonies
basic music theory, jazz harmonies, tenor line: Bob, I m afraid I ve never heard of a text that just teaches you how to add an accompaniment to a single line melody outside of pop or rock music. And as you ve discovered, if what you re looking for is based on improvisation, then you re only going to find...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: live performance, classical music business, opera choruses
classical music business, opera choruses, chamber group: Hello Idris, I only know about classical music, and in the classical music business there are performers/composers who create music, and the peripheral industries who work with music such as arts administrators, agents, publishers, record companies, instrument...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Too long?, mom dad, cully
mom dad, cully, brother sister: John, Breaking into the biz as a songwriter is a relatively complex accomplishment, unless of course your mom, dad, brother, sister or spouse is a top selling recording artist or a top executive at a major label. I m not saying it s impossible, just beyond...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: A lowered voice tone., ear nose throat, voice changes
ear nose throat, voice changes, voice tone: Bryan, First things first. I am not a doctor, so if you have ANY questions about your voice, go see an ENT Dr. (Ear, Nose, Throat) immediately. If you re in your teen years, voice changes do happen, sometimes, pretty suddenly, as you describe....

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: How to take out the lowest note, vocal coach, vocal technique
vocal coach, vocal technique, rythms: Jayesh, I m not sure I understand your tactics, but screaming in a bucket of water will do nothing to improve your voice. Screaming, in and of itself can only do harm. If you re trying to expand your vocal range you need to learn some exercises, and...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: lyric composition in general, chord combinations, how to write a song
chord combinations, how to write a song, guitar skills: Nick, First I want to apologize for the delay in my answer. I ve been out of town for the holidays. Being an advanced guitar player can be a great asset to your songwriting or it can hinder you. When writing songs, remember that your guitar playing...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: lyrical composition, discernable rhyme, abstract nouns
discernable rhyme, abstract nouns, musical collaborators: Laura, Hi, and Thanks for your question. It s important first to be clear that there is a difference between poetry and lyrics. You say that your poetry has cadence and rhythm, which is good, as that is required for being set to music. In...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: lyrics, keen song writer, aussie accent
keen song writer, aussie accent, dream today: Hi Sean, In my opinion, whether or not you should pursue songwriting seriously depends more upon your goals in life and such than what the odds are. Keith Urban was from Australia, complete with an Aussie accent, etc. and had all the odds against him...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Major key and relative minor, music san diego, san diego california
music san diego, san diego california, key signature: Hi Rob, and thanks for contacting me through AllExperts.com. Yes, you are partly correct. It does, in a way, depend on the last chord played. The key is determined the intervals, but the tone center (or center of tonality) is determined by the cadential...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Making new melodies, creative instincts, chord progressions
creative instincts, chord progressions, musicianship: Lamar, I like finding new ways to spark my creativity. I ll try anything once and sometimes I get a song out of it. I see this software as just another tool, nothing more. If it helps you, that s great. I don t consider it cheating at all. ...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Male with limited range, voice cracks, male vocalist
voice cracks, male vocalist, confidence issues: John- It sounds like you need to seek a vocal instructor to show you the proper warm-ups. It can be done with specific exercises, none of which I can teach you over email. Your best bet is to get some professional vocal lessons from a nearby studio, NOT...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Medieval and Renaissance Music, don carlo gesualdo, troubadours and trouveres
don carlo gesualdo, troubadours and trouveres, medieval and renaissance music: Matt: Sorry, but I cant answer this easily .. plus, you need to do the work! :D As a start,you need to bone up on Ars Antigua, Ars Nova, Gymel , the Troubadours and Trouveres, . Jouquin Des Pres and Don Carlo Gesualdo. Google all of the above and...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Melodic minor and other things, melodic minor scales, yngwie malmsteen
melodic minor scales, yngwie malmsteen, old guitar: Justin- Excellent questions! If I understand you correctly, raising the sub-dominant in the key of C would mean making the F an F#, correct? Or do you mean diatonically? In whatever scale you happen to be playing in it s very ok to bend notes. When playing...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Melody lines, melody lines, passing tones
melody lines, passing tones, chord tones: Hi Anthony: As you get further into the study of harmony, you ll discover many instances where notes outside a chord are perfectly acceptable and in many cases desirable. Nothing can get more boring quickly that melodies constructed of ONLY chord tones...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Melody Writing & Chord Progression, basic music theory, chord progressions
basic music theory, chord progressions, melodic phrases: Anthony, Thanks for your question. There are two basic ways to approach this type of task -- neither one is better than the other. It up to each individual to decide which one best fits their way of working. Both give good results. 1) Melody first:...

Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing: Melody Writing & Chord Progression, basic music theory, chord progressions
basic music theory, chord progressions, bridge song: Hi Anthony: First off, there seems tot be a bit of contradiction in your question: If you really have a working grasp of basic theory, cadences, etc. you should be able to work out chord progressions with very little trouble. As to writing a melody...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Melody Writing & Chord Progression, basic music theory, blank piece of paper
basic music theory, blank piece of paper, song melody: Anthony, You ask a valid question. I bet if you asked this question to 100 different songwriters, you d get 100 different answers because songwriting is so personal and subjective. So I ll give you my answer. I think writing a song out of the blue,...

Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting: Melody Writing, little melody, melody lines
little melody, melody lines, raw idea: Don, Melody is a very key component. Melody is the one element of music you can feel without knowing music theory. There is no one right way to write a melody. So I m only suggesting things to get you started. Think of children and people in general...