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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 >>
OCT 2020: Watch the model-based virtual brass instrument YouTube videos, YouTube thumbnail for the Audio Modeling vs Sample Modeling Trumpet Comparison video with a comparison between the Audio Modeling SWAM and the Sample Modeling brass instruments. For trumpet, horn in F, trombone and tubas you'll find a set of audio examples from the classical music repertoire. Read more >>
SEP 2020: In the book Schillinger Theory of Pitch-Scales we find four categories. YouTube thumbnail for the Schillinger Pitch-Scales First Group Pt 1 video tutorial The First Group has a single root, a one octave range limit and includes diatonic scales. The YouTube tutorial presents the scale characteristics, the procedure for creating a melodic continuity and application examples. Read more >>
AUG 2020: The Retrograde-Inversion Chain (RICH) is a transformation YouTube thumbnail for the Retrograde-Inversion Chain video tutorial technique in the pitch domain, that creates a longer melody from a short ordered note series motif. Watch the YouTube video tutorial with fundamentals and examples or read the HTML information page and companion booklet. Read more >>
JUL 2020: The YouTube tutorial series on Neo-Riemannian Theory YouTube thumbnail for the music composition technique video tutorial Riemannn Transformations: The Long and Winding Tonnetz Threads has been completed with Part 4, The Long and Winding Tonnetz Threads. This episode presents two longer chord progression examples in the Tonnetz diagram, with multiple Riemannian transformation types and Schillinger root cycles. Read more >>
 

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