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SEP 2019: The video tutorial Harmony Dissonanance Control: Ulehla Chord Tension Level and Hindemith Chord Groups YouTube thumbnail for the video tutorial Harmony Dissonanance Control: Ulehla Chord Tension Level and Hindemith Chord Groups has been added to the Music Composition Techniques playlist on my YouTube channel. It is based on the Chord Tension Guide in the book by Ludmila Ulehla on contemporary harmony. Nine chord tension levels are mapped on the six Hindemith Chord groups, with chord voicing and composition examples. Read more >>
AUG 2019: The 3-episode Sectional Harmony in 5 Parts video tutorial series YouTube thumbnail for the video tutorial Sectional Harmony in Five Parts: Extended 4-Part Technique has been added to the Arranging Techniques playlist on my YouTube channel. This series dicsusses the extended 4-part approach, chord voicings in 4ths and combining techniques. Each episode includes annotated score and audio examples. Read more >>
Jul 2019: Sectional Harmony in 4 Parts video tutorial series completed in the Arranging Techniques playlist, with Episode 11 Combining Techniques and a swing jazz/blues example. YouTube thumbnail for the video tutorial Sectional Harmony in Four Parts: Combining Techniques In the Composition Techniques playlist find: Schillinger Hybrid 4-Part Harmony: Chord Progressions and Examples, Part 2. And there's the recently started search for video tutorial workflow optimisation. Read more >>
Jun 2019: In the YouTube Composition Techniques playlist there is a new video tutorial: YouTube thumbnail for the video tutorial Schillinger Hybrid 4-Part Harmony, Part 1 Schillinger Hybrid 4-Part Harmony: Chord Structures, Progressions and Examples, Part 1. Two episodes added to the Arranging Techniques playlist: Sectional Harmony in 4 Parts: Eliminating Repeated Notes (9/11) and Sectional Harmony in 4 Parts: Extended and Altered Dominant Chord (10/11). Read more >>
May 2019: Two new movies added to the Arranging Techniques playlist. Watch YouTube thumbnail for the video tutorial Sectional Harmony in Four Parts: Diatonic Parallel Chords Episode 7: Diatonic Parallel Chords. These are part of the series on Sectional Harmony in Four Parts, a fundamental jazz arranging technique. Also there is reporting on software debugging experiences. Read more >>
Apr 2019: On YouTube find YouTube thumbnail for the video tutorial Harmony Tension Level Control: Schillinger, Hindemith and Pitch-Class Sets, Part 5 the final episode in the series Harmony Tension Level Control: Schillinger, Hindemith and Pitch-Class Sets (Part 5), new tutorials in the Arranging Techniques playlist, and a short composition Aiba Kiln: Folk Tune from Brexitania for Small Orchestra. Read more >>
Mar 2019: YouTube Arranging Techniques playlist created with examples from the arranging book and a new episode on Schillinger, Hindemith and Pitch-Class Sets (Part 4). Read more >>
Feb 2019: YouTube thumbnail for the video tutorial Harmony Tension Level Control: Schillinger, Hindemith and Pitch-Class Sets, Part 3 Harmony Tension Level Control: Schillinger, Hindemith and Pitch-Class Sets, Part 3, New YouTube video tutorial Read more >>
Jan 2019: New document Guitar Harmonics, YouTube videos and subscriber number milestone. Read more >>

Dec 2018: Schillinger System Diatonic-Symmetric Harmony: The Bass Part, video tutorial. Read more >>
Nov 2018: YouTube thumbnail for Redo Or Undo Last Action composition Harmony Tension Level Control, YouTube video tutorial,
Redo Or Undo Last Action, new composition. Read more >>
Sep 2018: Dissonant Chords in the Schillinger Diatonic Harmony System: An Overview, video tutorial. Read more >>
Aug 2018: The Eleventh Chord in the Schillinger Diatonic Harmony System, video tutorial. Read more >>
Jul 2018: YouTube thumbnail for The Siege of Lemongrad composition The Siege Of Lemongrad, music video in socialist realism idiom. Read more >>
Jun 2018: Reusing Compositional Elements From the Tristan Act 3 Prelude, video tutorial. Read more >>
May 2018: Composing with a Pitch-Class Set: the Orchestral Score for the 'Nika Albi' Trailer, video tutorial. Read more >>
 

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