Kadenze Loop Repetition and Variation in Music Session 4 TUTORiAL
A course examining the art of moving while standing still, and traveling far without moving. This will be approached through a study of form and variation techniques used in music. Students will be asked to make more from less while maintaining musical interest in their compositions.
Compositional techniques and styles studied include minimalism, ambient, alternative, musique concréte, popular, independent, experimental and sample based music. Assessment will consist of short composition assignments (1-2 min) rooted in class discussion and readings. These will be turned in as audio files. A single composition of 5-10 minutes will act as the final project.
By the end of this course students will be able to:
· Compose an engaging piece of music using a minimum amount of musical material.
· Critically engage with a piece of music through aural analysis.
· Analyze or break down music compositions to determine structural form and construction.
· Adapt compositional principles to their own music.
· Discover new approaches to music composition.
The Principles and Practice of Tonal Counterpoint
The Principles and Practice of Tonal Counterpoint is a comprehensive textbook that combines practical, "how-to" guidance in 18th-century techniques with extensive historical examination of contrapuntal works and genres. Beginning with an introductory grounding in species counterpoint, tonal harmony, and figured bass, students progress through the study of chorale preludes, invertible counterpoint, and canonic and fugal writing. This textbook thoroughly joins principle with practice, providing a truly immersive experience in the study of tonal counterpoint and familiarizing students with contrapuntal styles from the Baroque period to the 21st century. Also available is a companion volume, The Principles and Practice of Modal Counterpoint, which focuses on 16th-century techniques and covers modal music from Gregorian chant through the 17th century.
Symphony Pro 4 v.4.0.3 iOS
A pioneer in touch-based music notation and composition, Symphony Pro lets you compose complex orchestrations, lead sheets, chord charts, and guitar tabs on the iPad and instantly hear them played back. This is the easiest and most comprehensive way to compose sheet music on your iPad.
Record a part in real-time with the built-in keyboard, guitar, or bass guitar to quickly capture a musical idea and have it automatically transcribed into sheet music.
Import a MusicXML, MXL, MIDI, or Symphony file from your computer or from another app like Mail or Safari, create a new project based on a template, or create a brand new project, and you're ready to start editing.
To add a note, select a note length and tap anywhere on the score. Use the built-in keyboard, guitar, or bass guitar instruments, or a Core MIDI compatible keyboard to quickly enter notes and chords in normal editing mode or in real-time recording mode.
You can add a wide range of notational elements to your compositions including many different dynamics and articulations, time and key signature changes, clef changes, alternate endings, repeats, double accidentals, double and triple dotted notes, arpeggiated chords, glissandos, tuplets, tempo changes, coda markings, pedal markings, alternate noteheads, similes, and pickup measures. You can also create and edit chord symbols, lyrics, and annotations using the iPad’s standard keyboard.
When you're done composing, print out your score, or export it as a PDF, MusicXML, AAC, MIDI or Symphony file. Share your files via email or directly to a computer with iTunes File Sharing, or save images of your score directly to the Photos app and share them through Photo Stream.
• 114 built-in instruments
• Up to 15 instruments, 45 staffs, and 4 voices/layers per composition
• Create and edit guitar TABs and standard music notation.
• Add and edit notes by tapping on the score or by playing a built-in keyboard, guitar, bass guitar, or a connected Core MIDI instrument (requires Camera Connection Kit or Midi Mobilizer™ II)
• Record a part in real-time with a built-in instrument or a connected Core MIDI instrument
• Import MusicXML, MIDI, MXL, or Symphony files
• Export as a PDF, MusicXML, MIDI, AAC, or Symphony file
• Tons of articulations and dynamics
• Add grace notes and customizable noteheads
• Chord symbol, lyric, and annotation tools
• In select mode, tap on a measure with two fingers to add a time or key signature change, clef change, repeat, alternate ending, or double barline to it
• Print the entire score from your iPad with AirPrint
• Edit, view, and play your score in portrait or landscape mode
• Edit multiple notes and rests at once
• Multi-measure, multi-track copy/paste functionality
• Delete a note, measure, or an entire selection area at once
• Familiar gestures for editing and navigating
• Undo and redo support
• Fully customizable stem directions and note beaming
• Transposing instruments and concert pitch options
• Change the tempo or clef at any point in the score
• Stream audio or share your screen wirelessly with AirPlay to compatible speakers, stereo systems, AV receivers, Apple TV, or other devices
• Manage documents in a beautiful bookshelf display or in a list with a built-in index
• Create your own custom project template or use a built-in one
• Customizable track groupings for SATB and instrument families
• Play a built-in instrument without entering any notes
• Customizable chord symbol, lyric, and annotation sizes
• View and edit tracks one at a time, or all at once
• Loop playback between specific measures
• Metronome click during playback and recording, with a customizable volume level
• Built-in manual
• More information at symphonypro.net
• Discuss the app at forums.symphonypro.net
• Visit us on Facebook at facebook.com/symphonyapp
YouCompose v3.4.2 iOS
YouCompose is a compositional tool that all iPad and iPhone musicians should have. With it you can accomplish complex compositional tasks with ease. It's also great fun to just play with this App.
YouCompose comes with a powerful built-in Audiok.info assistant composer. She can help you compose your music in many ways.
The basic idea is that you enter a melody, or several melodies and your assistant composer then finishes your composition, doing all the hard work that normally takes hours, but now is done in seconds.
Apart from being a great compositional tool, YouCompose is of great educational value as well. We are certain that YouCompose can be an asset to harmony, composition and orchestration classes.
Over 75 instruments are included with high quality sounds. You'll find all regular orchestral instruments, keyboards, organs, guitars, basses, chorus, percussion and more.
With over 40 preset ensembles you can quickly setup YouCompose for ensembles like a saxophone quartet, string quartet or orchestra, woodwinds or brass sections and much more.
Creating and editing:
You create melodies using the built-in virtual keyboard or a MIDI keyboard, by entering single notes in a grid editor, by importing a melody from a MIDI file or by asking your assistant to make one for you. Your assistant composer will then harmonize these melodies in a classical 4 part harmony style using the rules from the ‘common practice period’ and will take into account the instruments you selected.
A composition can be edited in many ways. YouCompose allows you to copy, paste, move, repeat and discard movements, segments and individual notes.
You can ask your assistant to compose a complete 3 or 4 movement symphony for your ensemble all by herself, or let her add a new movement to an existing one.
You can control the way she harmonizes your melodies, by setting Harmonization Points and other options, or you can also leave that completely to her.
Special tools allow you to enter lyrics, apply melodic transformations or create dynamic effects.
Sharing and saving:
YouCompose is Inter-App Audio compatible and supports background audio. This means that you can record its audio in GarageBand or any other IAA host App.
YouCompose is CoreMIDI compatible. This means that you can also utilize a MIDI keyboard, a MIDI sound module or synth apps running on your device together with YouCompose.
You can export MIDI files directly to other Apps on your device.
You can view your composition’s full score or the individual parts (transposed when applicable), print them directly from YouCompose to an AirPrint compatible printer or export them to any PDF viewer like iBooks.
You can save compositions to your device and load them again later. Additionally, YouCompose allows you to send and receive them from other devices running YouCompose via email or an AirDrop connection.
You can share your composition with others by sending an email containing a YouCompose data file, MIDI files and a PDF document with the full score and the individual (transposed) parts.
Several sample compositions containing well known melodies are also included in the package. A complete user manual is included in the App and you can print it to an AirPrint compatible printer.
Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
InTune v3.0.1 iOS
It’s easy to find apps to help musicians play in tune, but not to improve a musician’s ears. Now that changes, with InTune, the app that helps musicians play in tune by improving their ability to hear.
InTune is an outgrowth of twenty-five years of research and testing in the field of intonation by cellist and professor of app music Daniel Kazez. The concept began as a simple game to test the ability to hear two pitches that are very close together. But then in a university research study, Kazez discovered that students’ hearing improved the more often they played — at triple the rate of those who did not.
With InTune, you’ll hear two pitches and determine whether the second is higher or lower than the first. It starts easy but gets more difficult, until you find the closest pair of pitches that you can hear. Play again and improve your score — and your ear! Share your score with others and find out who has the best ear.
Rhythm Necklace v1.0.5 iOS-ICPDA
A rhythm is a repeating pattern of musical events in time. Western notations indicates these events with notes of different duration, placed on a line. Another way to represent rhythm is to position those events on a circle, with the distance between the events corresponding to the space between those events in time. This representation is called Rhythm Necklace notation, because the pattern of note events resembles beads on a necklace. This notation makes it easy to see rhythmic properties like symmetry and spacing, and it’s especially helpful for seeing where one rhythm is simply a rotation or a reflection of another.
Make music with shapes. Rhythm Necklace is a sequencer for composing rhythmic loops.
See music from a new perspective with Rhythm Necklace, the playful yet powerful tool for improvisation and composition. Tap, flip and rotate simple shapes to explore complex polyrhythms. Gestural control of beat distribution algorithms allows for the step-by-step generation of rhythmic shapes. Layer intricate beats in a matter of minutes, then save them for later or export to MIDI.
Build rhythms on up to four necklaces.
Adjust the length of each individual cycle to quickly create complex rhythmic ratios
Use a collection of Audiok.info rhythm building algorithms and geometric transformations to create and morph your rhythm.
Tap your tempo, use a slider for transitions, or manually type the global speed of your song
Choose from a variety of pitched sounds and percussive sample sets.
Quickly modulate between notes in four musical modes (pentatonic, major, minor, chromatic) and five octaves.
Customize the attack and panning of sounds to suit your composition
Save your sessions and export them as midi.
E-mail copies of midi sessions to yourself. These can be opened and edited on most DAWs.
Midi in/out allows you to fully customize your sounds and record your compositions in real time within an external DAW environment.
The term ‘rhythm necklace’ is used in music to refer to circular representations of repeating patterns. By thinking about rhythms as shapes rather than a linear timeline, it’s easier to see geometric properties that make them enjoyable, such as evenness and symmetry. Often, even subtle changes to the visual interface can completely transform how a rhythm sounds. Rhythm Necklace is a tool for both advanced and novice musicians alike, as well as anyone who wants to think about rhythms in a new way.
Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Cue Shake Music Sequencer v1.0.3 iOS
Cue is a new kind of application that can compose music just by shaking. Even those who cannot play an instrument can enjoy music by just shaking and adding new sounds to make their own music.
The music can also be share amongst many people and it can be played through your friend’s iPhone at the same time.
4 types of instruments can be played; drums, base. instrument 1 and instrument 2. New sounds will be added by shaking an instrument. Melody can be made since the sound is fixed by the direction being shaken. A nice piece can be made even if it is randomly shaken.
The tone can be changed in each instrument.
1/2/4/8/16 bars can be chosen.
It can also be enjoyed by its sharing function. The number of people it can be shared with is not limited so it can be shared with 100 people or even 1000.
The screen will flash with the beat and the LED light can also be set so that it flashes with the beat.
Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.