In this class, Vince shares some of his favoirte search techniques and resources to find tunes you want as part of your repertoire. The class then engages in an activity transcribing a tune from a folk track!
Bruce shares some great advice on getting your head and hands around new music. In this class, you'll run through some of Bruce's proven methods for learning new tunes and getting them memorized. Bruce shares some best practices and how to adapt them to suit your own style of learning.
Vin walks through some fundamentals and small "drills" to identify the weaker areas of your own sight reading skills, then goes into detail about strategies and tricks that will beef up those areas and "level-up" your sight reading skills.
In this class we take a look at what it takes to be a good composer. We first examine existing work and see what dynamics we can use to make a good tune. What chord structures can be used to invoke emotion in the listener? We also discuss two bar phrasing, high hand & low hand dominant phrasing, and idiom choice.
Building upon the composition info we went over last week, Bruce takes a look at the class presentations from last week's homework. Some very good entries overall as Bruce makes suggestions to improve flow or chord structure note changes. Also why and where to use technique. More idioms and some more advanced methods next week with more class critiques!