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    Example Of Improvisations

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    CORRELATIONS BETWEEN MY CD "COMPOSITIONAL IMPROVISATIONS™ FROM THE "MYSTERIA", AND "COMPOSITIONAL IMPROVISATIONS VOL I: WATER": Because these are improvisations, the use of the motives in the templates is to some extent arbitrary, as choices were made "in the moment" of improvisation--which is one of the most important aspects of the templates, one that can bring tremendous spontaneity to a performance. Other motives not in this template are used in the course of these improvisations as well, some of which may appear in future templates. The motives are often in a different key from the template on the CD, and reflect earlier versions of the template when the motives were often presented in different keys. You will also notice that many of the motives are presented in the diatonic scale. Earlier versions of the templates included the diatonic, but that scale was deleted for space considerations. Judicious modification of the acoustic scale (eliminating the characteristic raised fourth and flatted seventh notes) will produce the diatonic scale. For skype (and in-person lessons in the templates) please contact: composer@composerimprov.com In terms of correlating the template to the CD tracks, Track 7--"Apotheosis"--is a good place to start, as it is only 1:59 long, and also available as a single digital download from Amazon. TRACK 1 (REFLECTS DANS LE SOLEIL): USES "SUNSET WATER", C SCALES The distinctive opening half of the motive "Sunset Water" goes through various…

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    West African musical influences can be found throughout the rest of Africa and across the globe. These influences can be found throughout various genres of music, including jazz, blues, and electronic music. A modern example I discovered that demonstrates West African musical styles was M83’s Midnight City, an electronic song. Firstly, and prominently featured throughout the song is the synth pattern, or ostinato that is repeated through a large majority of the song. It is a simple four note…

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    than with accompanying instruments. Thus creating a more dramatic style of singing developed. The 'basso continuo' was the chordal assistant to most music in the Baroque era. This is where the harpsichord comes in. Harpsichord and a low strung instruments make up the basso continuo. The texture in the early Baroque is all in all homophonic with the help of the basso continuo. Chamber cantata's mostly sang with the accompanied basso ostinato. A basso ostinato is just the repeating of the bass in…

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    First, the harmony consists of a repeated eleven chord group, which is played through most of the song. This repetition is called an ostinato. Throughout a majority of the song, the rhythm is comprised of a bass drum beat with extravagant riffs included between the lines. Next, the melody is a combination of singing and shouting. Commonly, there are numerous repeated notes at the start of the line with a downward formula at the end of the line when the words are sung. The timbre is prominent in…

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    singers. Unfortunately, I did not get the title of the first song Pasco High sang, I tried to google and use Shazam find the title but nothing came up. The song had a medium/slow tempo, and the style I’m guessing was vocalese because they used their voices to take over normal instrumental parts. The song began with the piano and drums playing for four measures with 4 beats per measure. I’m guessing the structure of this song was A for six measures, a B for one measure, and back to the A. Each A…

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    dangerous and hazardous situation that Burke and wills faced. The energising opening, sudden and strong timpani is used followed by long notes of strings make a tension as a crescendo, and the warned timpani alternates between strings of timpani. The instrumental use of strings of timpani and long orchestral chord with strong and bold solo horn are much like of the movement of something advancing in a gradual and steady manner that could suggest to hazards and dangers of the unknown place, and…

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    E natural minor. But the foundation tone of this piece is G, so the piece is therefore in G major. At 0:44 in the Sacred Pool of Tears the yellow bell, or foundation tone, is heard. The piece begins in D minor, and establishes a pentatonic scale containing D, E, G, A, C with an occasional F, which makes it similar to the Ionian mode. When it changes to F minor, which is the third of D minor, the scale also changes. The pentatonic scale now becomes F, A, B, C, E which is similar to the Phrygian…

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    The Twelve Tone Technique

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    original order, all other forms reference this particular order. Any row form that is the same as, or a strict transposition of, that opening prime form is also a prime form. Inversion is the row with upside down intervals. Retrograde form is the row in reverse order. Retrograde inversion is a row that is read upside down and in reverse order. This technique can be found in Variations for Orchestra, Op. 31 (1928); Piano Pieces, Opp. 33a & b (1931), and the Piano Concerto, Op. 42 (1942) and a…

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    Toy Story 3 Analysis

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    The first scene in the movie features the song “Cowboy!” to represent Andy’s childhood and his interactions with Buzz, Woody and the other toys. To introduce the film, a fanfare is played by first the French horn then by the trumpets. Throughout the rest of the piece, various brief ostinatos, such as the one used while on Dr. Porkchop’s ship, give an air of heart-racing excitement to the preceding. Like many children, Andy plays with a variety of toys at once that may not fit the theme of play,…

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    This movement starts with an oboe playing in a sorrowful and cool tone. When the winds and strings joined, the dynamic and tempo became pianissimo and largo. The wind and string instruments followed the sequence of the oboe. When I listen to this piece, I pictured a caterpillar all alone in the winter going into its cocoon. When the wind and string instruments gradually became louder and the tempo became vivace. It was as if there was some kind of transformation happening. The timbre suddenly…

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