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Trusted teacher: Who is this workshop for? For all curious about sound, all music, music in general, who wants to manufacture, build, examine ... (from 12 or 13 years). Should one know the music theory? Not necessarily. But familiarity with music of various styles can be a great help. DJ? Electro music? No ! We will not learn here to be a DJ or to compose "dance-music", "electro" music in the commonly understood sense, or even songs. Should I know the computer? It's better if that's the case, but learning can be done at the same time as music research. Is it necessary to have a computer? Yes ! A "workshop" rather than a class? The course takes the form of a practical workshop, listening sessions, critical works. By computer? Everything happens on computer once recorded sound elements of all kinds. Editing, transformation, mixing on software designed for this. No software required. The proposed route can be adapted to any multitrack sequencing software. The computer is only a tool, it is the composer who makes the music. Practically what do we do? The composer works "with the sounds" that he has most often recorded himself. He chooses them, assembles them, deforms them, mixes them according to his project, according to his his intuition, his ideas and desires, gradually builds a music. For those who want it and need it, exercises are proposed which allow to approach at the same time techniques of realization and specific musical proposals. Composition / Invention It is not a question of declaring oneself all composers, but of asserting that one can all ask questions of composers, with, at the same time, seriousness and fantasy. To confront the game of a free invention. What musical orientation? What style ? This is a "musical research" approach: to seek to invent a music beyond the traditional values - heights of note, regular pulsations, instrumental timbres - without being forbidden to do all that. A "music of sounds", in the widest possible sense, a "music of all sounds "as opposed to what we might call obviously too simplified" a music of notes ". This choice, which apparently seems to shake up the musical uses, is nevertheless part of a tradition of more than a century and rich of a repertoire too little known and which had various names: - Electroacoustic Music - Concrete music - Acousmatic music - Contemporary music Finally, we each have a precious tool to never forget: our ear, and a fascinating and rewarding work to drive, questioning oneself.
Marcos - New York, NY$81
Trusted teacher: I am a graduate of the Royal College of Music in London, where I lived since 2009. Individual lessons enables me to tailor and adapt my teaching to every pupil's needs; helping them to learn the repertoire or skills that each individual requires. I cover styles such as classical, contemporary, pop, jazz and film music. I have prepared and entered pupils entry exams/auditions of conservatoires and music colleges of Spain and Europe as well as for composition competitions as I have won more then 30 awards myself and have been adjudicator of some composition competitions. I was also a professor in the Music faculty at Madrid's 'University Centre TAI', the Trinity Music Academy in London and The Conservatoire of Barcelona I
Music theory lessons · Music composition
Trusted teacher: This class is for students wanting to perfect different aspects of their film composition technique. I am a film composer working in Hollywood under the name of PHAR. On the tech side of thing : - Discuss your home studio equipment, your production (Logic, Cubase, Ableton or Pro Tools), your plugins, kontakt libraries, mockup creation, custom templates, live recording, mix, mastering, export STEMS etc. Composition : - Serving the picture, tempo maps, beat mapping, time signatures, attention to sound design and dialogues, harmony techniques, use of modes, orchestration, film music history, arrangement, use of instruments, electronic music, synthesisers (hardware & vst, modular) Live recording : - Relationships with filmmakers, demoing, MIDI clean-up to export to Sibelius or Finale, STEMS to Pro Tools for live prepping, role of the composer during recording session, conducting, mix and record hybrid pieces (combining live instruments and samples). Business - Importance of networking, giving your price, legal/tax, writer's share, film business, expansion advice, commercial techniques, communication, IMDb credits, website creation. Each class is designed for the student's needs.
Audio production · Music theory lessons · Music composition
Trusted teacher: Target: Compose, arrange, orchestrate, mix, edit, and master a score for a short film (5-8 min). This course provides an overview of the world of film music integrated with reading musical notation and using musical composition software including, but not limited to Logic, Pro Tools, Sibelius, Finale, or Dorico. Many aspects of film music will be discussed, including history, famous composers, the process of film scoring, and how music and its relationship to film have changed throughout the last century. Instructional methods will include reading, lecture, group discussion, projects, and film viewing. An existing competency in creating music, combined with a thoughtful awareness of drama and human emotion will be critical assets to draw upon from your own background. You should be comfortable with the features and workings of their DAW (digital audio workstation) of choice, be it Logic, Pro Tools, Reaper, or any of the other programs that can manage a host like Kontakt and MIDI. You should have the following prerequisite musical and technical skills: Ability to read music. Basic experience with MIDI sequencing and digital audio software for producing and finalizing musical mock-ups (MP3) via sample library. Ability to create final audio mix within a QuickTime movie and submit.
Music theory · Music composition · Filmmaking
Trusted teacher: What do you love to listen to? How do you create music that expresses the music that has deeply influenced you? The "how do you create that" is where technique, or music theory, shapes what compels you. There are a variety of techniques because there are a variety of sound possibilities (jazz, rock, classical, etc.). "In order to create that" music in your head, the basics of music have to be learned: pitch and rhythmical relationships. The most basic examples of pitch relationships are melody and harmony. If my availability works, I will gladly take in anyone who desires to explore all the basics and beyond. I greatly hope that any student considering lessons will read all of the information provided about myself on Apprentus. I will not begin a lesson with any student who does not answer the first five questions. Now, I believe I've covered enough ground for potential students to understand what my lessons will be about. So for now... enjoy the sounds and Au revoir!
Music composition · Music theory
Discover how music works. Whether prepping for exams or just curious as to music's inner machinations the student will study trends in music theory from the the Middle Ages to our present day and use the knowledge to unleash their own creativity. The student is encouraged to let their musical imagination run wild! Studies will focus on the student's interests and can include an emphasis on film scoring, song writing, arranging, jazz, orchestral works, and more. Discover how to write for every instrument and every ensemble. Schedule your first lesson today!
Music theory · Music composition · Music theory lessons
Classical composer and performer with a wide educational and professional background in Europe and the US. I help students navigate orchestration, harmony, and counterpoint (including tips on score engraving). We can work on original ideas & projects as well as go through arrangements & transcriptions. Let's start with a conversation about your goals and needs and we can get started.
Music theory · Music composition
Emerging composer and full-time university student offering composition and performance tutoring, as well as music theory lessonsMethodology In composition lessons, I am very much about students finding their own voice and engaging with all types of music - not pigeonholing themselves into a certain practice. I methodically break down students work and give input on how to engage with certain musical language devices and theoretical boundaries; and also how to overcome these. Theory lessons are similar to a normal instrumental lesson, or like a school even. I teach students the theoretical knowledge through ear-training practices and written tasks - sometime compositional sometimes theoretical. Professional Summary Music producer bringing 20 years of experience arranging and creating musical pieces. Expertise in Sibelius, Cubase, Ableton Live with proficiency in variety of instruments Artistic direction to musicians and writing musical scores for Tango, Jazz, Latin and Contemporary Classical Music. Committed to encouraging creative musical thinking and arranging music to create a unique and original sound. Arranger for Chamber Music, Big Band, Rock, and Orchestral formations.
Jazz music · Music theory lessons · Music composition
Hello! I am a Baltimore-based violist studying at the Peabody Institute of Music. My primary goal in teaching viola is to help people make progress as efficiently as possible, with whatever intensity feels right for them. I encourage scales and a small technical regimen for sound production and conditioning, to go alongside practicing repertoire using a method that makes it simple to play cleanly and expressively. Understanding the logic great compositions are built with is essential for making that music truly come to life, so I am a big proponent of teaching music theory as a part of lessons. For beginning students, developing a good musical ear and enjoying exploring the possibilities of the viola always comes first.
Music composition · Music theory lessons · Viola
PIANO Accepting new students ages 3 - adult in studio or online! We use Alfred curriculum for all levels, supplementing with theory & music the student is interested in. Options to declare classical specialty, graded exam track, and/or recreational music during lessons. Lessons are student-interest and goal directed, meaning you direct your own lessons and what you want to learn in addition to curriculum.
Music composition · Music theory lessons · Piano
Trusted teacher: If you have dreams of playing an instrument or even make your own music, you are with the right teacher! We have been bombarded by prefabricated musical material, cardboard and plastic songs; changing that is my reason. In cemeteries there are untold stories, unwritten books, and buried songs. I am awake, it is unique and it is inside. We have made the purpose real by daydreaming. I am David and I make music for freedom and honesty, I do this to live outside the box, to go beyond the wall and transform; To be awake. Music theory Musical producer (Protools, Logic pro and more) Vocal Guitar Piano Bass Artist coaching to make your own music!
Music composition · Audio production · Music theory
Trusted teacher: I have a degree in piano and a diploma in teaching. My progress to the piano was possible to the academic combination together with the support of great composition and improvisation professionals. With the mixture of both aspects, I have managed to interpret the great masters and understand the work together with its resources. My wish is to share this knowledge with you, through the material that I offer in the classes, and in a pleasant way for any member of the family. In my case, I started with the piano, followed with the guitar, and later became a music producer and composer in various musical styles. arranger and transcriber of scores.
Music composition · Music theory · Piano
Trusted teacher: Hi! I'm Mona, and I'm an experienced music instructor of over 10 years with a high focus in piano and music theory. I'm incredibly passionate in teaching piano while incorporating proper music theory education, competition, performance, and technique. I tailor my lessons based on your needs to make sure you are enjoying your studies while becoming a well-rounded musician. I also can score almost any song (regardless of the instrument) so you can learn how to play your favorite pieces on the piano! I am qualified through completion of Certificate of Merit, obtaining a Bachelor's Degree from UC Irvine in Cognitive Psychology and Music Research & Development.
Music composition · Music theory lessons · Piano
Learn how to play the piano through composition! My unique and comprehensive music lesson curriculum is a fun, challenging, and exciting way to learn. Lessons include piano performance, theory, composition, analysis, and listening. Take lessons today to develop total musicianship and a lifelong love of music.
Piano · Music theory · Music composition
Trusted teacher: Start to learn the guitar today and learn with an excellent teacher! Cole's teaching methods are very engaging, methodical, and very effective. You would want a teacher that is kind, outgoing, and very qualified to show you or your child the way right? Well hit him up today and he will provide awesome lessons to you anytime!
Music composition · Children's music · Guitar
The goal of SLS is to teach a way of using the voice freely and clearly anywhere in every vocal register. This technique allows an effortless use of the voice, allowing artistic expression and connection through all registers. Singer-songwriting coaching: Song revision - Style - Melody & Lyrics - Vocal Arrangement - Variations Guitar and piano The goal is to teach the students the technique of singing and playing simultaneously, as well as style revision.
Guitar · Music composition · Voice (music)
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João - The Hague, Netherlands$42
Trusted teacher: I have a master degree in music composition at the Royal Conservatoire Den Haag. I have been working in music composition for 10 year. This is a class where you are going to learn how to work with your own composition ideas as well get acquaintance to new composition tools and approach. This is open for different types of music approach: - contemporary classical music - electronic music production/Ableton (any style you want) - Music for Cinema (theory and how to do mockups with samples) -Generative Music (Using max/msp and reaktor)
Computer generated music · Music composition · Music theory
Danny - Antwerp, Belgium$41
Trusted teacher: English Translation: contact me please SONGS generally consist of chord and text lines. But where does that information come from and how do you make something out of nothing? How do you make that one great hIT or how strongly does your new song affect your love? Well, that's called "inspiration processing" and how does that work? Well, I'll tell you that in my course. If you already play the guitar or piano, you are one step ahead. Your instrument is like a trampoline that offers you more options to go further and higher. Most 'songs' are born at the craziest moments. A good songwriter his / her antennas are always open :-) and for some it is a continuous activity. During my course I teach you through all sorts of tips and tricks (including: Travel Chord Duo Method - One Four Five and minor input - Key Word Designation and Relative Chord Progressions etc.) how you can achieve strong songs. For me it is a daily activity and I have been writing all my life for others and sometimes for myself. All in all I have sold more than a million copies worldwide as an author / composer / performer. Is that little or is that a lot? I do not know. It doesn't interest me that much anymore. I want to share my knowledge about how to write a song with motivated people who want to go further than just replaying others' songs. Whether they get stuck somewhere during composing and who are not afraid to seek advice. Music is a life flirt. There are only two types of music: good and bad ... Do you have a foundation of chords, do you want to know how to make a good song .....? Just book an hour to get started. That is the scan hour. Are we lying together and is there a click? If you book and I confirm, then you also know who I am and where I hide :-) Not satisfied after the first 'lesson'? Money Back. Danny
Voice (music) · Music composition
Vladimir - The Hague, Netherlands$49
Trusted teacher: I am a professional guitarist, guitar teacher and composer. I have more than 10 years of experience in teaching music. Skillful in many styles, such as classical, flamenco, bossa nova, blues, jazz. Proficient in music theory, music composition and music software such as Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Max MSP. If you want to learn how to play guitar, to compose your own music using instruments or a computer, I can help you. If you have a question, do not hesitate to call or write!
Guitar · Music composition · Computer generated music
Iago - Amsterdam, Netherlands$48
Trusted teacher: Piano, the instrument used by the romantics to make their most beautiful music, but also by the most experimental and modern composers to create their amazing music. Isn't it a great instrument to play? With more than 5 years of experience teaching in music schools and 8 years as a private piano teacher, I developed an efficient and "fun"-focusing way to teach how to play the instrument. Every student is different, so also the way to play and learn shall be different, which makes every single lesson special and rewarding. I also offer the possibility of teaching in groups: if you want to know more about this option. I hope I become the teacher you want and need!
Piano · Music composition · Keyboard (music)
Emanuele - Amsterdam, Netherlands$48
Trusted teacher: An Improvisation class thought to be given to any musician whom can already play an instrument and wants to gain some freedom. Not necessarily Jazz oriented. The program will be personalised on you. There will be a bit of analysis and theory. I can teach also on webcam.
Jazz music · Music composition · Music theory
Ryo - Berlin, Germany$18
Trusted teacher: Hello, Electric & Acoustic Guitar tuition from complete beginners to advanced. (Also Ukulele lessons would be available if fancy) I'm an experienced live and session musician and graduated from Tech music school in London UK. I have recently moved into Berlin. I've been a member of RGT(Registry Of The Guitar Tutor in UK and now in Germany). As well as I currently hold the Electric Guitar Exam Grade 8, RGT Teaching diplomas DipLCM(TD) and RGT ACLM(TD). RGT is an UK-based music teaching organisation and offers a wide range of internationally recognized exams, in partnership with London College of Music Exams (one of the world's most respected music examination boards, established since 1887) and certificated by the University of West London. If anyone considers taking up the guitar exams and become a qualified guitarist, I can back you up. Any styles, pop/rock/blues/jazz/funk/classical guitar etc. Whatever songs/riffs/comps/(16th note) strumming patterns (lead guitar/rhythm guitar) harmony and music theory, solfeggio(aural) and so on. Lessons will be tailored to you. it's not brain surgery. it's going to be a lot of fun! I can travel to your house or you come to my place. Also Skype lesson would be available. Lessons are always for students. So enjoy playing the guitar and lessons to move up to next level. Any further questions, please feel free to ask. Thanks for reading and look forward to working with you. You can't afford to miss it!! cheers Ryo
Music composition · Music theory lessons · Guitar
Lou-Indigo - Brussels, Belgium$32
Trusted teacher: REGISTRATIONS JANUARY 2020 OPEN !!! The course that I propose is BILINGUAL FRENCH / ENGLISH, with a chain YOUTUBE and VIDEOS TUTOS, as well as 2 BOOKS. Age and musical taste is not restrictive when in the program, you can with qualitative daily work (not quantitative) quickly observe your progress. Here the pleasure of playing music is put forward. The kind of music you love most will be the focus of the course, their codes and secrets will be the focus of our study, that's what I want to share with you. We can do technical lessons and simply learn together how to play one or more songs of your choice or mine, enrich your game with this approach and your repertoire! (For example: We can re-arrange the pieces and make them more original as by approaching the system (CAGED), and enriching their chords, resulting in new positions, new techniques and new sounds, using arpeggio techniques rather than strumming for 4-chord pieces, voicing and fingerstyle techniques, in short, expanding the instrument's playing fields and playing skills to keep progressing in your game and improve your rehearsals ...) If you make a request, this program is obviously accompanied by the pleasure of learning more in theory and being able to directly apply new knowledge on its instrument and identify its common or rare use in the pieces discussed in class. In this case the theory is translated to be accessible to anyone, both for those who are connoisseurs and for those who discover everything from absolute zero. The exercises, songs and theoretical explanations offered throughout the program are organized in an order of progressive difficulty. In addition to the YouTube channel and its tutorial videos that will be useful for reviewing after class, I wrote and produced 2 books of my method to learn the guitar and the music, that I sell to accompany my course and your apprenticeship in the best conditions and so that you can continue the course even at home and to review etc ... . There is ONE BOOK OF COURSES containing all the theoretical and practical program of the year, as well as a BOOK OF EXERCISE on the ranges and the modes that you can obtain directly. You can find here an indicative list of objectives that I propose in my theoretical program, which can of course adapt to your request. The general theoretical objectives of the course: --- Tuning / tuning and knowing his guitar: * Standard Tuning * Drop Tuning * Open Tuning * Adjust the optimal tension of the strings * Adjust the shaft axis * Adjust the action of the strings * Choose the strings adapted to the style of play / tuning * Change his strings -Know his chords: * Triads: Fundamental State & Inversions * Tetrads: Fundamental State & Inversions * The chord progressions of the Range * Arpeggio techniques (tapping, sweep, 1/2/4 fing.shape, etc ...) --- Know his scales and his modes * The Mode of the Major scale * 3 Modes of the Minor scale: Natural / Melodic / Harmonic * Modes of the Pentatonic range: 5 positions * Modes of the Blues range: 5 positions Etc ... --- Technique to the Pick / Plectrum / Tab / Pick (Electric Guitar): * Alternate Picking * Fast Picking / Tremolo Picking * Hybrid Picking * Palm Mute * Natural Harmonics * Pinch Harmonics * Artificial Harmonics * Shredding * Tapping * Sweep Picking * Legato Picking --- Strumming / Hand Picking (Acoustic Guitar) * "SnareDrum" percussion on the guitar * Arpeggios pinched with 4 fingers + thumb * Rasgueado (Flamenco Technique) * Generic Strumming * Fingerstyle Picking * Two-finger picking + Legato for fast melodies (eg a solo) -Play the metronome * exercises on click * practice on song riffs -Learn his favorite songs * without thinking about the difficulty, nothing is impossible with the right methodology -Improvise * choose ranges and positions * to place oneself rhythmically, to finish on the judicious notes -Theory of Harmony * Understand harmonization and its practice -Theory on the Melody -Theory of Rhythm
Guitar · Music composition
Goncalo - The Hague, Netherlands$42
Trusted teacher: I specialize in teaching about Music and how to play the Guitar. In class, I always make the effort of understanding what are the goals and interests of all students, as well as their own skills. This way we can address the issues at hand more effectively and make sure the student never loses his/her interest and focus in music and his/her instrument. I believe that an honest and friendly relationship between teacher and student is essential for this exchange of ideas to happen more clearly and fluently, and so I do my best to make everyone feel comfortable enough to share their own thoughts freely. I offer good and personalized classes. This means that there will special care with your interest in music and guitar, all basic skills will be worked upon and strengthened, all specific requests and ideas will be addressed, both improvisation and interpretation can be developed and exploring potential, achieving goals and having fun are main priorities. Come and enjoy learning more about Music and Guitar!!
Music composition · Music theory · Guitar
Pia - Watermael-Boitsfort, Belgium$53
Trusted teacher: My name is Pia, I am a professional harpist-singer, composer and arranger. I have been playing the harp for over 20 years, studied classical music for 10 years and then moved on to other styles and created my own musical projects. I like teaching the harp "otherwise". For beginners, we will start, of course, with the basics of technique. For more advanced harpists, we can explore different styles, approach the rhythmic harp, improvisation, different jazz standards, try arrangements of pieces known to your requests, and even include singing, if you wish :) Schedules will be defined together. Here are some points of my biography -Provision to: Festival Mundial del Arpa in Paraguay; Vancouver Island Music Fest in Canada; Festival Internacional Arpa Sentmenat in Spain, Encuentro International Maestros del Arpa in Colombia, Boston Harp Festival in the United States, Gaume Jazz Festival in Belgium, and many others. -Graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston (2014-> 2017) in jazz harp and from Valencia - Spain (2015) and obtained one of the best scholarships awarded by the school -2017 to 2020: Professional musical life in New York. -Participation in the show The Voice France in the team of Louis Bertignac (2012) -Highly graduated from the Nancy International Music Academy singing, major of his promotion, with special mention unanimously, with the congratulations of the jury (2011) -Winner of many musical competitions, such as the Belgian national competition Dexia "Axion Classic" in 2008 (1st prize), the Ufam competition in Paris, in 2000 (Mention très bien) and 2006 (1st medal), the Felix Godefroid competition in 2003 (1st prize), the Imagine competition in 2009 (1st place), semi-finalist of the Dutch Harp Festival Competition in 2018. Do not hesitate to contact me for any question (s) and / or if you are interested!
Music composition · Singing · Harp