Showing posts from August, 2014

Canon in D transcribed for Viola, iPad and other Apple Device Capable

The player from Open Drive that I've been using for my blog has encountered some problems with iPad, iPod, iPhone, and other Apple type devices.  The Canon in D now has a link to stream the music directly.  See the Viola section under Educational Resources.  I've tested it out on an apple device, and it is up and running. If for some reason it is not working on your own device and you would like to listen to something in particular, leave a message for me, and I'll figure out how to get it working or how to get you the file.  :)

New Educational Resources: Canon in D transcribed for Viola

A new accompaniment has been added to the Educational Resources of the blog.  It is an accompaniment of Canon in D transcribed for Viola.  Check it out in the Viola section of the Educational Resources.

Score Practice: Update 1

Having gotten some more time to work on some composing, I've got an update on the last warm-up exercise I've been performing for the past two weeks.  My intent was to take a YouTube video, put it on mute, and then write a soundtrack to it.  I chose my video and got to work.

So far I have not heard back from the owner of the video.  When I do, I hope to put the soundtrack in the background of the video so you can see how the two correlate to each other.

For now, here is what I have so far for my soundtrack:

The process of doing this has been very instructive.  A few of the considerations I've had to take into account for this exercise:
1) Matching the style of the video and the overall feeling in the soundtrack with what's happening in the background.
The video I chose has only one mood, which is nice for me to practice with.  I've felt that this video has a calm, serene, and even beatific quality to it, and that is what I've tried to make my composition feel …