Category Archive for: Music Composition

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Harmony Exercise 1a

Principals of voice leading

Student Gallery: Bill Murray

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Student Gallery: Phil Harlan

Congratulations to student Phil Harlan for releasing his single “Stabilize” You can have a listen here: Stabilize – Single by Phil Harlan


Student Gallery: Dane Scozzari

Dane has just recorded an original song for the Guitar Center song writing challenge. Good luck !  So great to see my students creating music and putting it out into the world.

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Student Gallery: Tanya Dartson

Tanya is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for her first music video. Tanya states “Music has always been firmly embedded in my DNA. My ultimate dream is to have my music heard and shared by millions of people all over the world.” Her video campaign can be seen here Good luck Tanya So happy to…

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Douglas Gibson, Composer & Composition Lessons in New York City

Study with Doug Gibson (online or in New York City)

I really love having two sides to my music career. I get to work on really cool projects with really great people. I also love teaching.  I have been teaching for over 15 years now teaching music composition. Often I tell people about the reasons to study with a teacher. However the #1 question I…

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Vocal / Piano Workshop

r   Nothing is better for learning composers than the chance to work with professional musicians. Having ones work realized by performers is so much more inspiring than hearing the computer playback. I included these performer workshops with my students in New York City that take music composition lessons with me. Not only do they…

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OverTone Series

Learning to hear the overtone series

Two topics I discuss a great deal in my lessons are ear training and the overtone series. Here is an exercise you can use on your own. Play the following chord Play this through all 12 keys. After playing through all 12 keys: Play the chord again and then play a random pitch with your…

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Summer 2014 | Douglas Gibson, Composer & Music Composition Lessons

Summer 2014 update

Hello. Well it has been too long since my last post. I will be giving more attention to this blog. I am currently in a recording studio in Nashville and will be here for the next 2 weeks. During this period new posts and useful information will be uploaded. To update you on what has…

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Music Composition Lessons

As I mentioned I have been running classes in which composers write for professional musicians each week. The whole experience has been fantastic. Please check out below a sample form the Bassoon workshop. If you would like to sign up for the class please click here and contact me for registration information Contact me  

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