- Overview of Sonata Form
- Sonata Form Workbook
- The Use of Harmony in Sonata Form
- Thematic Loosening Techniques
- Melodic Development Techniques
- Ex. 1-3-1 Audio - Transcribe this melody by ear
- Ex. 1-3-1 - Melody only
- Hybrid Theme 1 - Antecedent + Continuation
- Hybrid Theme 2 - Antecedent + Cadential
- Hybrid Theme 3 - Compound Basic Idea + Continuation
- Hybrid Theme 4 - Compound Basic Idea + Consequent
- Compound Theme 1 - Compound Period
- Compound Theme 2 - Compound Sentence
- Framing Functions
- The Exposition Overview
- The Main Theme
- The Subordinate Theme
- The Transition
- The Development An Overview
- The Pre-Core and Augmented 6ths
- The Core
- An Overview of the Recapitulation
- The Recapitulation Main Theme
- The Recapitulation Transition
- The Recapitulation Subordinate Theme
- The Coda and Slow Introduction
- The Slow Introduction
- The Coda
- Score Cleanup Part 1
- Score Cleanup Part 2
- Score Interpretation Part 1
- Score Interpretation Part 2
- Score Playability
I've composed for over twenty years, and I am passionate about teaching and learning composition. I am currently a working composer living in Los Angeles, CA.
What do I need to know to start?
You need to understand the concepts from Music Composition 101 and be able to read and write music notation. Be able to play the piano is not required but it helps a lot.
Will it work for my style of music?
Yes. While sonata form is a classical form, the loosening techniques and your ability to craft a long piece translate to any style or genre.
Are lessons downloadable?