Firstly let me apologize for the delay in getting this “Tip of the week” out to you. Things have been busy, but very exciting over here. Please let me explain.
First I have had a breakthrough with my internet teaching capabilities. I have discovered a way (I believe) to not only share my screen on the internet but also the sound from my computer. Why I am so excited about this is that I will be able to present more information and in a clearer presentation style.
As summer approaches I am putting together a series of tutorial videos that will be tailored to my students. This will NOT be generic youtube videos that is meant for everyone. I am blessed to have highly motivated and super talented students, and as such I aim to offer high quality “expert” content that can supplement our lessons.
Finally in the fall I am putting together preparations for offering group classes to my students in the NYC area pairing composers with professional performers and getting hands on experience writing for live performance.
OK…. enough with my propaganda onwards to the music:
I would like to pull out an earlier composition of mine. I have often spoken about using the mediant harmony a great deal. It sits right on the line of offering all the fruits of tonality (melodies, pleasing to hear) and the quick modulation abilities of chromaticism. It is so often used in both concert and film scores I believe every composer should be fluent in its use.I wrote this piece in 2005 and is based almost entirely on this concept.
If you would like to see an excerpt from the score or the piano reductions please let me know and I would be happy to provide them.
You can see a live performance by clicking here
Many best musical wishes