An introductory discussion of A-B and A-B-A Form. Why are these forms so prevalent in music of all time? In this presentation we examine the "human" nature of presenting and idea (A) and it's compliment (B).
Published on Dec 31, 2014
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. How do you stage an opera without an opera company, or singers, or a stage, or anything, really, except your own ideas? Sabrina Peña Young and many enthusiastic opera fans put together their own full opera production using crowdsourced performances and machinima: computer-generated 3-D graphics. It's how most operas might be done in the near future.
Sabrina Peña Young composes award-winning experimental works, which have been presented at the Beijing Conservatory, the International Computer Music Conference, Miramax’s Project Greenlight, the Athena Festival, the New York International Independent Film Festival, Art Basil Miami, Turkey’s Cinema for Peace, El Instituto Cubana de la Musica, Pulsefield International Exhibition of Sound Art and countless arts events. Young is currently curating the 6…
Top 5 Tips for Classical Composers1. Write Every DayThis may seem obvious, but to get better, you need to write. I know too many folks who say they want to write music, but instead decide to wait until they can finish their amazing symphony. Don't sweat it, just write it! And if it stinks, that's okay, you can write again tomorrow.
2. Perform Often The more you perform, the more you will understand music. There is something magical that happens in performance when notes are translated live. Be a part of that!
3. Learn multiple instruments and vocal partsAnd try to play multiple instruments. It helps to be able to play a combination of percussion, keys, guitar, strings, and wind, if possible. Vocal talents are useful too. This doesn't mean you need to master all of these, but you will write better for an instrument that you know.
4. Study different types of musicIt's nice that y…