Music Composition Techniques 2: Tension & Release

Jason Allen, PhD, Ableton Certified Trainer

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35 Videos (3h 26m)
    • Welcome & Intro

      5:07
    • My Background

      6:43
    • Why Tension And Release

      3:02
    • Review Tools

      2:47
    • Review Process

      2:52
    • Long Term And Short Term

      8:06
    • Forms We Know

      3:05
    • Forms That Create Drama

      4:44
    • Sonata Form Definition

      2:11
    • 4 Elements Of Sonata Form

      8:58
    • Sonata Form Example

      16:35
    • Using Sonata Form for Tension

      5:41
    • Modern Uses Of Form and Tension

      1:55
    • Muse: Butterflies And Hurricanes

      10:21
    • Meter And Tension

      4:54
    • Stylistic Concerns

      7:36
    • Compound Meters

      3:09
    • Alternating Compound And Duple Meters

      6:07
    • Rhythmic Patterns

      7:39
    • Pattern Obfuscation

      7:36
    • Example: Glass

      5:16
    • Example: Aporia

      4:03
    • Consonance And Dissonance

      8:23
    • Prolonged Dominant

      6:42
    • Emphasized Resolution

      5:29
    • Pedal Tones

      9:15
    • Long Resolutions of Pedal Tones

      3:38
    • Pedal Tones in Higher Voices

      7:08
    • Example: Ventolin

      6:25
    • Combining Techniques

      7:38
    • Example: Kinesthesia, Movement 7

      10:40
    • Intersections Of Film Example

      5:55
    • Composing For Films

      3:14
    • Coming Soon: Film Music

      1:13
    • Thanks & Bye!

      1:26