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MAY 2022: YouTube videos uploads: Schillinger Rhythm: Binary Synchronization Fundamentals, YouTube thumbnail for the Schillinger Rhythm: Binary Synchronization Fundamentals video tutorial an introduction to the Theory of Rhythm from the Schillinger System of Musical Composition. Plus an instruction video on the Articulation Keyswitch Selector Design with Hexler TouchOSC. Companion booklets for many YT tutorials are available for my Patrons.
FEB 2022: The combination of Riemannian Transformation chord progressions YouTube thumbnail for the All-Interval Tetrachord Meets The Riemannians: Combining Two Harmony Systems video tutorial and Pitch-Class Set harmony is discussed in a YouTube video tutorial. A short example orchestral piece with eight sections demonstrates techniques for obtaining a smooth connection between the two systems.
JAN 2022: Last month I participated in the Westwood Instruments Scoring Competition. YouTube thumbnail for the Dies Irae, Two Hexachords and a Pedal Point: The Lost Piano Score tutorial After uploading the entry for the "The Lost Piano" short film I created a YouTube video tutorial "the making of", discussing the musical elements in the score and excerpts from the soundtrack.

DEC 2021: There was a recent request for a tutorial on Schillinger Instrumental Forms. YouTube thumbnail for the Schillinger Instrumental Forms Introduction video tutorial So now there's a YouTube video with an introduction to this subject, with an overview of the techniques, and instrumental form examples applied to strata harmony.
OCT 2021: There's an additional tutorial on Schillinger Strata Harmony YouTube thumbnail for the Schillinger Strata Harmony Voice Leading video tutorial with a focus on the Voice Leading aspect. Independent new parts are created from chordal functions in the existing harmony layers. The process and options are demonstrated for both diatonic and symmetric harmony systems.
SEP 2021: This YT video, Audio Modeling SWAM Solo Brass V1.6.4 performing Mvt. 3 Jack of All Spades for Brass Sextet, YouTube thumbnail for the Audio Modeling SWAM Solo Brass V1.6.4 performing Mvt. 3 Jack of All Spades for Brass Sextet video is a testcase for the July 2021 update of their solo brass instruments bundle. Watch the performance of this composition for 2 trumpets, horn, trombone, euphonium and bass tuba, and read along with an annotated score and comments.
AUG 2021: Learn about Schillinger Strata Harmony YouTube thumbnail for the Schillinger Strata Harmony and Orchestration video tutorial in the YouTube video tutorial. The ternary form example orchestral composition process, based on multiple layers of diatonic and symmetric harmony and a set of instrumental forms, is discussed in detail.

Also on YouTube there's my entry to the YouTube thumbnail for the Spitfire Audio Stargirl scoring contest video Spitfire Audio Stargirl Scoring Competition 2021 with a score for the school bus scene from this DC Entertainment series.
JUL 2021: In the YT video Schumann's Vogel als Prophet: Appoggiatura Abundance YouTube thumbnail for the Schumann's Vogel als Prophet: Appoggiatura Abundance  video you'll find a detailed analysis of this piano piece from the Waldscenen Op. 82. The analysis focuses on the application of many arpeggio with appoggiatura patterns in the outer sections Read more >>
JUN 2021: Three YouTube videos published: 1) Musical Pattern Design With the Dragon Curve Fractal, YouTube thumbnail for the Musical Pattern Design With the Dragon Curve Fractal  video tutorial 2) Audio Modeling SWAM Solo Strings V3: First Impressions and EWI Performance (virtual instrument test and review), and 3) Nocturnal Party at Debussy's: Part 2 Metamorphosis, composing with the Fêtes middle section musical elements. Read more >>
APR 2021: The Claude Debussy composition Nocturnes No. 2 Fêtes has a fascinating middle section. YouTube thumbnail for the Debussy Nocturnes Fetes video tutorial The YouTube tutorial Nocturnal Party at Debussy's: Part 1 Fêtes middle section analysis studies the ternary form, the harmony layers over a bass pedal point, the modal scales and presents orchestration details. This information also is available as a companion PDF booklet. Read more >>
MAR 2021: A new tutorial about the Schillinger Theory of Pitch-Scales discusses YouTube thumbnail for the Schillinger's Theory of Pitch-Scales: Second Group Properties and Application Examples video tutorial the Second Group of scales, with a single root, and a range exceeding the octave. It covers Tonal Expansions, the procedure for creating a melodic continuity and three application examples. Read more >>
FEB 2021: A formal and harmonic analysis of the waltz from Richard Strauss' opera 'Der Rosenkavalier' YouTube thumbnail for the Rosenkavalier, Waltzing with Giant Steps video tutorial has been uploaded to the YouTube channel. The tutorial Rosenkavalier: Waltzing with Giant Steps is added to the Music Composition Techniques playlist and discusses the combined use of diatonic and symmetric harmony systems. Read more >>
JAN 2021: The YouTube tutorial Composing with Twelvetone Triads: The HBO Westworld Car Chase Scene YouTube thumbnail for the Composing with Twelvetone Triads, The HBO Westworld Car Chase Scene video tutorial revisits my Spitfire Audio Scoring Competition 2020 entry. It explains the composition process with a set of 12-tone triads in detail, presenting reduced score, audio and movie excerpts. Read more >>

DEC 2020: The YouTube tutorial series on the Schillinger First Group of Pitch-Scales YouTube thumbnail for the Schillinger Pitch-Scales First Group Pt 2 video tutorial (single root, one octave range) is complete. Part 2 is about the evolution of pitch-scale styles, Part 3 discusses the primary axis of a melody, four key axis-relations and melodic modulation. These concepts are demonstrated with orchestral examples. Read more >>
NOV 2020: New composition 'Two Bars, I Owe You Two Chocolate Bars' on YouTube and SoundCloud. YouTube thumbnail for the Two Bars, I Owe You Two Chocolate Bars video This composition for band and orchestra has bridge form ABCBA, with lively A-sections featuring guitars, slow B-sections in 4/4 and 3/4 meter and a more orchestral texture, and the agitato middle section. Read more >>

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