Saturday, April 27, 2013

Miraculous Mandarin Modulation

This short example was composed based on a type of harmonic modulation used by Bela Bartok in his piece 
"The Miraculous Mandarin" and demonstrates a wonderful way to create a continuous harmonic cycle. 

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Birth of a Melody

This Blog demonstrates how to create an original melody based on a birth-date and is an approach that can also be applied to any numerical sequence as an alternative for creating melodies and themes, etc...

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Super-Impositional Triadic Melodies

This Blog demonstrates how wonderful it is to super-impose additional triads over the main harmony in order to add additional chord tones and tensions for melodic development. Creates beautiful rich textures and is fantastic for the winds, etc...


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