Music Compostiion and Creation

The Music Learning Workshop composition section will address methods and techniques, as well as thoughts on composing, arranging and creating music.

Using music theory in arrangements, part 9 finishes up the initial 4 measures by finishing the secondary melody line.

Part 8. continuing to arrange the Christmas Song treble clef with the addition of more chord notes.

In part 7 of arranging the Christmas song I’ve taken a departure from the smooth bass line initially created. This is going to add a whole new dynamic to this part of the song. Let’s take a look…

Arranging the Christmas Song part 6 we return to measure 1 to modify the bass line some more and add chord notes to the new bass line…

In part 5, I arrange more of the bass line in measure 1 to add additional flow and movement in the song. We exam a couple of options on half stepping into the existing chords. It’s and interesting concept…

In part 4 of arranging your music using music theory I tackle the smoothing of bass lines by adding in chord notes and leading the voice down the scale. This step changes the song a bit, but starts to give us a richness in the arrangement…

Let’s look at what I decided to do and why I might chose some of the bass notes. Remember that this exercise is to explore music and the theory and that there are choices that you may or may not like. Exploring more …

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