1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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.
  5. 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. :)
  6. amadeus1

    John Williams - Across the Stars - Analysis

    A discussion of the melody and harmonic chord structure of Across the Stars by John Williams.
  7. 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.
  8. 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...
  9. 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!