Writing Stronger Melodies: Lessons from trees, smoke, muscles and waves (Music Composition)

Jonathan Haidle

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11 Lessons (1h 32m)
    • 1. Class Intro

      1:47
    • 2. Trees

      9:01
    • 3. Smoke

      7:28
    • 4. Muscles - part 1

      16:35
    • 5. Muscles - part 2

      6:33
    • 6. Waves - part 1

      5:22
    • 7. Waves - part 2

      7:05
    • 8. Waves - part 3

      5:13
    • 9. Class Project

      2:11
    • 10. Student Critique: Yash (part 1)

      11:33
    • 11. Student Critique: Yash (part 2)

      19:00
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About This Class

Have you ever wondered why we really resonate with certain art/music?  I propose that we are attracted to works that have really strong similarities to nature.  Not literal similarities (i.e. a song about the ocean), but similarity in structure and anatomy.  In this class, we'll explore what trees, smoke, muscles and waves have to teach us about writing stronger melodies.

By the end of the class, you'll have a number of ideas/ways you can develop your melody to be the strongest it can be.  

This class is perfect for you if you want to learn how to compose music, or write songs - as it will help you under the fundamentals behind why some techniques work.  There's definitely song writing techniques in here, but the aim is to go deeper.  To the source of what makes melodies actually work. 

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