Thursday, January 7, 2021Hello! I’m your instructor! Just like you…I went to school I had formal schooling. I still go to school. I enjoy running… And attending… I usually take Hubz, family, or friends on my art and music exploration Continue reading I’m Your Instructor!
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018Inuviak Drummers Johnny Cash’s performance of Riders in the Sky Japanese Koto Music West African Highlife Band Grace VanderWaal’s performance on America’s Got Talent Pachabel’s Canon 180 BPM Drum Thrash Rachid Taha – Ya Rayah
Wednesday, April 11, 2018This unit is focused on appropriate vocabulary to describe elements of music. Overview: Consider this unit a building block, or foundation unit. This unit contains video lectures presenting elements of music. Assessments on Blackboard test student’s ability Continue reading Music Elements Objectives
Wednesday, April 11, 2018Read a sample blog post for this assignment. View an example of a video blog post (based on the Musical Trip blog assignment).
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Simple English Dynamics A More Detailed Explanation of Dynamics and Articulations
Wednesday, April 11, 2018Beat and Tempo Meter – Pt 1 Meter – Pt 2 Rhythms Pitch Range Intervals Scales Melody Chords Harmonic Texture Timbre Form Dynamics Articulation, Ornaments, etc.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018Watch both of these short videos about real-time audio effects which are standard for both performances and studio work . Very instructive, with good examples. https://youtu.be/TyGdFybLy5o
Friday, August 21, 2020 This is a URL: https://azzivarnish.wordpress.com/ You are going to need to create a URL for your blog. The first part will be of your choosing. Time to think about that. For this class, Continue reading Create a Unique URL
Wednesday, April 11, 2018Create a unique URL – Uniform Resource Locator Step by Step Instructions for getting your blog set up by WordPress *remember – free is just fine for this semester. WordPress Reader – a super way to stay Continue reading Create Your Blog
Tuesday, November 10, 2020If you don’t want to repeat some of the previous assignments, and you don’t have an idea of what topic to try, here’s a few that haven’t been covered – Music Producer What does a music producer Continue reading Continued Exploration
Monday, January 7, 2019Not really sure if these belong in this category, but these musical traditions still exist today, and are getting more and more tied to a story. Circus Circus Music History and Preservation History of the Circus in Continue reading Spectaculars with a Story (kinda)
Saturday, January 11, 2020 Full-length ballets with multiple acts revolve around stories. You probably recognize Russian ballets by Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake and the Nutcracker. These story ballets tell the story through movement, costumes, sets, music and a little bit Continue reading Ballet
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 What is Opera? History of Opera What is a Librettist? A List of 50 Great Operas What is an Aria? What is a Recitative? Aside: My Master’s degree was focused on the music of Carl Orff, Continue reading Opera
Wednesday, April 11, 2018Music, Stories, Emotions and Your Brain View the content in the above link to warm you up for some concepts composers deal with when putting music to stories. While the video presentations are specific to film, many Continue reading Music and the Fictive Dream
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Online Video Textbook for Musical Elements Playlists for all the Music Used in the Video Presentations Links to More Complex Forms Videos for Articulation and Effects – required Cheat Sheets! Use these for quick reference guides Continue reading Musical Elements Contents
Wednesday, April 11, 2018Beat and Tempo Meter Rhythm Pitch Interval Range Scales Melody Harmonic Texture Timbre Form Dynamics Articulation, Vibrato, Ornaments, Smoke and Mirrors
Wednesday, April 11, 2018Cartoons and music have a long history. Check out this 1933 Betty Boop cartoon. Most of us grew up with full-length cartoons with music. I was 8 years old and stood in line for over two hours Continue reading Cartoons and Video Games
Wednesday, April 11, 2018This is a great teaching video! You want to watch it. Good vocabulary, psychology and industry background. In this next video, there is a lot more discussion of how music for Marvel films are made poorly. Great Continue reading Music, Stories, Emotions and Your Brain