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COMPOSITION

 

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Prerequisites

Successful completion of Level 1 or equivalent knowledge.

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Location

Classes are taught right in our studio. Composition is a crash course in core music composition techniques that will empower you to quickly develop and finish your songs.

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Schedule

Composition is one month in duration. It runs 3 times per year. See the schedule below for class dates and times.

March 2018

5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 & 28

July 2018

4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 & 30

November 2018

5, 7, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 & Dec. 3


Composition: Class Days

Monday & Wednesday


Composition: Time Slot

4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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COMPOSITION

 COURSE OUTLINE

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History of Composition

 

We begin with a broad survey of major developments in western music history, from ancient Greece to the 20th century.

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Rhythm Basics

 

You will learn about tempo, time signature and musical note values along with accent and syncopation.

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Drum Programming

 

Explore basic drum programming methods for breakbeats, four-to-the-floor beats and fills, along with live drumming concepts such as swing and shuffle.

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Melody: Basic Theory

Discover core melody concepts such as key, intervals and chords.

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Melody Programming

Learn how chord progressions, harmonies and lead lines are used to build a song.

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Bass Lines

You will leave this lesson with a handful of basic approaches to writing bass lines that bridge rhythm and melody.

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Arrangement Strategies

Learn to avoid common arrangement pitfalls and to take advantage of popular techniques such as doubling.

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Composition Techniques

 

Develop a toolkit of common compositional methods used every day by successful composers and songwriters.

Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.
— Johannes Brahms
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Composition Course
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