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MUSIC TUITION ONLINE OVER SKYPE http://skypemusictuition.co.uk/index.php - Classical, Popular & Jazz - Amateur to postgraduate university level - Qualified, experienced tutor Individual and group tuition is available either locally for Edinburgh residents, or online over Skype, internationally in: • Piano & Theory of Music • Composition • Arranging • Orchestration • Setting up your studio • Using Sibelius® • Using Cubase® For information about the tutor, Dr Derek Williams, please visit the Bio, Portfolio and Testimonials pages at: http://www.derekwilliams.net For information about the courses, fees and how to enrol, please visit: http://www.skypemusictuition.com
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MUSIC TECHNOLOGY WITH CUBASE® - 2 Courses
SCORING MUSIC WITH SIBELIUS®
THEORY OF MUSIC GRADES 5-8 & DIPLOMA
ARRANGING & ORCHESTRATION
LIST OF SUBJECTS
SCORING MUSIC WITH SIBELIUS® For information and to enrol, please go to: http://skypemusictuition.co.uk/index.php This course takes you from the very first time you encounter Sibelius through to Expert level. TOPICS COVERED: Topic 1 - Essentials • Installing and validating Sibelius and the sound libraries on one or more computers • Connecting MIDI input • Creating a New Score • Document Setup • The Ribbon • Inputting Notes: Mouse, Step Entry and Flexi-time • Inputting Objects: Text, Lines, Symbols • Text types • Editing Notes and Objects • Zooming • Playing back a score • Exporting Parts • Saving, Printing from Sibelius Topic 2 – Extension 1 • License transfer between computers • Connecting audio devices • Formatting a score: Reset Spacing, Optimise Staves, Magnetic Layout, Default Positions • Showing/Hiding Staves and Objects • Working with Voices • Using Filters • Working with Tuplets • Customising Sibelius: Preferences, Short Cuts, Lines, Symbols • House Style: Exporting and Importing • Sharing and Exporting from Sibelius • Working with Lyrics • Plugins • Keyboard shortcuts Topic 3 – Extension 2 • The Ribbon in Depth • Engraving Rules dialog • Edit Instruments • Edit Lines • Edit Symbols • Edit Noteheads • Edit Text Styles • Edit All Fonts • Edit Chord Symbols • Default Positions • Magnetic Layout Options • Arrange Styles • Transformations • Working with contemporary scores • Playback Devices • Export and Sharing options in depth Topic 4 – Expert Revision of all Ribbon Tabs: • File • Home • Note Input • Notations • Text • Play • Layout • Appearance • Parts • Review • View
ARRANGING & ORCHESTRATION For information and to enrol, please go to: http://skypemusictuition.co.uk/index.php TOPICS COVERED: Topic 1 – Creating and Scoring a Mmelody • Composition, Arranging and Orchestration defined. • Arranging a melody for Voice and Piano, Voice and Guitar, Voice and Rock Band. • Entering the arrangement into a sequencer (Cubase) • Scoring the arrangement in notation, using manuscript (pencil and paper), and scorewriter (Sibelius). Topic 2 – Transcribing and Reorchestrating • Making a cover version of an existing recording. • Doing different arrangements and orchestrations of the same piece. • Practical examples from existing works. • Making individual parts for the musicians to hear and play from.
THEORY OF MUSIC GRADES 5-8 - DIPLOMA LEVEL For information and to enrol, please go to: http://skypemusictuition.co.uk/index.php TOPICS COVERED: At Intermediate level, candidates will typically be able to use their knowledge, skills and understanding of theoretical concepts to support simple creative work (e.g. word-setting, and harmonisation of chords for SATB). They will have a concept of supertonic, subdominant, dominant seventh chords (labelled both as Roman numeral and chord symbol). They will be able to write a tune or a bass line to a given chord progression with an understanding of parallel octaves and fifths. They will be able to transpose and to identify forms and cadences. They will be able to read and write in alto and tenor clefs. They will demonstrate an awareness of vocal range and show knowledge of a wider number of instruments (ranges and families). Candidates will use conventional musical notation accurately, and will be able to apply their knowledge for the grades by writing or correcting bars, and by more detailed analysis of a longer piece. GRADE 5 • The C clef • Ornaments • Chords in context • Transposition & melody writing At Advanced level, the candidates will typically be able to integrate their knowledge, skills and understanding of theoretical concepts in analysis of Baroque (Grade 6), Baroque and Classical (Grade 7) and Baroque, Classical and Romantic (Grade 8) styles. They will demonstrate understanding of form (including folk ballads), instrumentation, texture and orchestration related to these periods of study. They will also have an understanding of the range and characteristics of instruments and will be able to write correctly for them (e.g. transposing parts and writing idiomatically). They will understand the concept of modulation and be able to use and identify methods by which composers modulate from one key to another. They will be able to recognise and use chromatic chords and secondary sevenths. They will be able to harmonise chorale phrases in the style of J S Bach. They will be able to write an original diatonic or non-diatonic melody (including serial, Grade 8). They will also be able to write a 12-bar blues progression and piano accompaniment. Candidates will use all aspects of conventional musical notation fluently and accurately to communicate their creative intentions, and will be able to offer short written notes coherently and appropriately. GRADE 6 - 8 • Increased harmonic vocabulary & modulation • Four-part writing / keyboard style & figured bass • Completion of outline in given style • Score reading & focus on context
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MUSIC TUITION ONLINE OVER SKYPE For information and to enrol, please go to: http://skypemusictuition.co.uk/index.php - Classical, Popular & Jazz - Amateur to university level - Qualified, experienced tutor Individual and group tuition available in: • Piano & Theory of Music • Composition • Arranging • Orchestration • Setting up your studio • Using Sibelius® • Using Cubase® For further information, please view posts below, and visit the website at: http://skypemusictuition.co.uk/index.php
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY WITH CUBASE® (2 COURSES) For information and to enrol, please go to: http://skypemusictuition.co.uk/index.php COURSE 1: Music Editing – Essentials A short course covering the theory of MIDI and Hard Disk Recording using Cubase. Topic 1: Introduction to Audio Recording • The theory of Digital Audio recording • Getting started with Cubase • Editing, mixing and mastering tracks • Setting up a home studio for MIDI & Hard Disk recording Topic 2: Introduction to MIDI Recording • The theory of MIDI • Basics of MIDI recording, mixing and mastering • Introduction to the List, Key, Drum, Score and Wave editors • Linking MIDI instruments to Audio tracks • Concept of Virtual Studio Instruments COURSE 2: Music Editing - Extension This course covers basic MIDI & Hard Disk recording, mixing and mastering using Cubase to prepare a digital recording project disk and to the Internet in an online class environment. Cubase works on PC’s running Windows as well as Macs - which are both covered in the course. Topic 1: Introduction to Virtual Studio Technology • Intellectual property, copyright, publishing, royalties, performing rights societies worldwide • The overall structure of a home recording studio • MIDI - the Musical Instrument Digital Interface language and its meaning • The difference between MIDI and Audio • Setting up tracks to record and play back MIDI & Audio events • How to choose MIDI sounds for your track • How to choose MIDI banks and patches for your track • SMPTE code used to synchronise MIDI & audio with film and video • The transport bar in detail • Editing tools • Class Project established Topic 2: Recording, playing back and mixing MIDI; student projects start • Basic MIDI recording and playback • MIDI Interfaces • The Metronome • The Key, List, Drum and Score MIDI editors • Quantizing • The Tempo Track • Mixing MIDI • How the analog environment is simulated in Cubase • Basic MIDI recording and playback • The Metronome • MIDI/SMPTE Interfaces • The Key, List, Drum and Score MIDI editors • Quantizing Topic 3: Recording, playing back and mixing Audio; projects continue • Basic Audio recording and playback • Audio Interfaces • Automating a mix • The Audio Pool • The Wave Editor • Sampling audio for keyboards • The Audio Mixer • VST Instruments • The Audio Pool • The Audio Editor • Setting up a microphone • Comparison between recording with microphone and DI • Mixing consoles • Using a patch bay • Tape, input and mix modes • Equalisation • Auxiliary sends and returns • Reverberation, compression, and other devices • Quantizing Audio • Mute and solo buttons Topic 4: Recording MIDI tracks into Audio; projects continue • Playing back MIDI tracks outputs into Audio inputs • Pitch Correction & Time Scaling • Plug-Ins, FX and EQ • Overdubbing • VST Instruments • Group Tracks • Analog synthesizers • Pitch Correction & Time Scaling • Plug-Ins, FX and EQ • Overdubbing • Mixing • Use of the Internet for publishing and recording music Topic 5: Publishing your work; completion of student projects • Automation of MIDI, Audio and FX • Mastering Tools • Burning Projects to CD • Publishing Projects to the Internet • Automation of MIDI, Audio and FX • Routing External FX into Cubase • Mastering Tools • Mastering Project to disk • Publishing Project to the Internet
COMPOSITION For information and to enrol, please go to: http://skypemusictuition.co.uk/index.php TOPICS COVERED: For information and to enrol, please go to: http://skypemusictuition.co.uk/index.php Topic 1 – The Elements of Music • Musical contrasts: Pitch, Tempo, Dynamics, Texture, Timbre, Rhythm, Metre, Style, Structure. Constructing a melody and arrangement. Topic 2 – The Rhythm of Music • Tempo, Metre & Rhythm – maintaining forward rhythmic drive: Dance and Rhythm, Latin (Bossa Nova, Tango), Swing, Bebop • Improvisation. Relation to Structure. Topic 3 – The Structure of Music • Repetition and Contrast: Binary, Ternary, Rondo, Sonata, Strophic, Fugue, 12 Bar Blues, the Ballad. Uses in Classical and Pop music. Taking themes and creating different structures with the same material. The Musical, Opera, Dance, Ballet. Topic 4 – The Timbre of Music • Orchestration and arrangement: Piano Vocal, String Quartet, Rock Quartet, Jazz Quintet, Wind Octet, Concert Band, Brass Band, Big Band, String Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Romantic Symphony Orchestra, Film Orchestra, Barbershop Quartet, Choir, Double Choir, Choir and Orchestra. Topic 5 – The Style of Music • Pastiche versus Originality: Plainchant, Baroque, Viennese Classical, Romantic, Post Romantic, Impressionist, Dodecaphonic, Avant Garde, Jazz, Rock, Pop, Electronica, House. Representative composers from each era and each genre. Comparison and contrast. Topic 6 – The Emotions of Music • Opera, Film, Vocal and Instrumental: Love, Sadness, Sorrow, Action and Chase, Heroic, Adventure, Suspense & Mystery, Horror, Comedy, Magic & Fantasy. Composing and modifying a theme to convey these emotions. Topic 7 – The Realisation of Music • Performing: Live and Recorded, Touring • Publishing: Print Media and Online, Recordings
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