harmony

  1. ChrisSiuMusic

    My Favourite Way to Modulate!

    Modulation can be a complex process, but it doesn't have to be! In this video I'd like to share with you how I modulated several times in a song, and why it works. Please enjoy!
  2. Ludwig

    Action-Music Course - Lessons 4-6

    Film Music Notes is happy to announce the next set of lessons for Action-Music Harmony in Classic Blockbuster Films at the launch sale price of $99! Through these lessons, learn the most common harmonies for the two action scales of hexatonic and Hungarian minor. Then see how scales interact...
  3. nuyo

    Countermelodies in Modern EDM, Pop, Rock and Rap ?

    Are Countermelodies used in Todays Music or is it a thing for music school students, classical music, film scores, orchestra etc... ?
  4. ChrisSiuMusic

    This arrangement and harmony are beautiful. Analyzing Josh Groban's 'She'!

    Hey friends! In today's video, let's take a look at Josh Groban's rendition of 'She', a beautiful song from his newest album 'Harmony'. Please enjoy!
  5. Ludwig

    Action-Music Course - Lessons 1-3

    With the re-launch of Film Music Notes, we are excited to announce our very first online course, Action-Music Harmony in Classic Blockbuster Films. What's in the course? Watch the video below and find out more on the course page, where you can view lesson contents, watch a lesson preview, and...
  6. FelixDeepTerror

    How is cinematic harmony progressing?

    So, I really like today's cinematic music being produced, it integrated the more modern way of doing harmony from pop with the old orchestral ways. However, my question to you is how should the harmony of cinematic music progress from here? Hans Zimmer sort of set a standard of the Dminor chord...
  7. napes01

    Cool Chords That I Like Series

    Hey everyone! Hope you are well during this flux time-- I am a composer for visual media and also make ambient/electronica under the moniker , Noumenah. During my downtime I have been making youtube videos on some of my favorite chords and uses. I am not really coming from a purely 'classical'...
  8. ChrisSiuMusic

    How To Create Vocal Harmonies WITH Music Theory (Video Reaction)

    Hi everyone! Today I wanted to react to a video created by a good friend of mine, Austin Hull. He recently uploaded this video to help producers create vocal harmonies without needing too much music theory knowledge. I wanted to fill in the gaps and show you how you can write your harmonies...
  9. Norman

    20 New Videos on Film Composition and Orchestration

    20 Free Videos on Film Composition and Orchestration from Ludwin Music I'm posting a new series of video classes on Beginning and Advanced Orchestration, Modern Harmony, Examining The Rite of Spring, Film Music Seminar, Developing Variation, and Writing for Strings...
  10. Norman

    20 Free Videos on Film Composition and Orchestration

    20 Free Videos on Film Composition and Orchestration from Ludwin Music I'm posting a new series of video classes on Beginning and Advanced Orchestration, Modern Harmony, Examining The Rite of Spring, Film Music Seminar, Developing Variation, and Writing for Strings. This links has 20 short...
  11. Zedcars

    Alan Belkin’s YouTube Channel: Brilliant Resource for Composers

    I’ve just been devouring Alan Belkin’s fantastic videos on compositional analysis and modern harmony. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUQ0TcIbY_VEk_KC406pRpg His latest video is all about different degrees of dissonance and how registral separation of dissonant intervals as well as timbral...
  12. kessel

    Where to learn music theory and harmony and not getting bored?

    Hi, I started playing guitar and making music 30 years ago and as much as I love music I could never become friends with music theory. Nevertheless I always wanted to learn some more theory, specially harmony, to improve my compositions and arrangement skills, but the main problem I've always...
  13. beyd770

    Feedback on structure, form and harmony: Pianosketch for orchestra

    Just finished Mike Verta's "Structure"-masterclass, and learned a ton! What do you think of this little sketch? What could I do to improve my form even more before starting writing out the individual pieces? Piano is The Grandeur from NI, with Altiverb Todd AO-input at 40% and...
  14. A

    70s chord voicing tutorial

    Hi, I've made a tutorial on arranging in a 70s style (think 10cc, Chicago, ELO, Bee Gees etc). There's also a little arrangement at the end in Cubase. Hopefully it's useful.
  15. ashtongleckman

    Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers (Score Analysis)

    Hey guys, the third episode of my Lord of the Rings series is live. This time we talk about the second film in the series "The Two Towers." Be sure to pick up all the score graphics created for the video in the pinned comment. Hope you enjoy. :)
  16. amadeus1

    John Williams - Across the Stars - Analysis

    A discussion of the melody and harmonic chord structure of Across the Stars by John Williams.
  17. amadeus1

    Shawshank Redemption - Thomas Newman - "Stoic Cue" mockup and analysis

    Here's a mockup and analysis of Thomas Newman's cue "Stoic" for Shawshank Redemption.
  18. D

    Interpretation/Creation of Moods in Film Music

    I'm currently working on my first feature film and I've noticed the director and I have somewhat differing interpretations of what mood any given piece of music communicates. So this obviously presents a problem when composing a cue. When he wants tragedy, I feel the piece I just wrote is tragic...
  19. A

    My Utterly Spiffing Guide to Light Music - Part 1 - Harmony

    A project I've been working on for a while. Looking at the theory behind Light Music of the 1940s and 1950s. Includes ten examples and discusses the use of extended harmony and shows the scores. Hope you enjoy it!
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