Estrada Santo Antonio da Serra, Quinta da Paz 456, Portugal - Madeira Island·June 13 - 20 2022

Composition & Harmony Masterclass

Pedro Madaleno "Learn how to compose in all styles of music – from jazz and classical to rock and hip hop."

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APPLICATIONS CLOSE APRIL 2 2022 · MIN. 9 STUDENTS REQUIRED

DSF5402

Overview

If you are an amateur musician, or a professional musician of bossa nova, MPB, jazz, classical, pop, rock, hiphop, funky, metal, classical, music producer, Dj, write music for films, theatre, dance or are a professional soloist and you never found anything that would help you compose easily, this workshop is for you. In this workshop we will talk about composition rules that are relevant to all styles of music, and work on these rules in the harmonic, melodic and rhythmic aspect, the 3 fundamental components of composition. Will be given the harmonic support that the student needs in a very intuitive and quick way to assimilate, with dozens of examples. Several different ways of starting a song will be explored, and for each one the exact steps to follow. A series of exercises will also be given that will allow the student to develop the ear and start composing without using the instrument.

Highlights

Composition Golden Rules

Composition Golden Rules

  • The 9 basic daily composition exercises.
  • Basic rules for composing.
  • Composition of "standard type songs’’.
  • Rules of intervals for writing good melodies.
  • Tonal substitutions, Chromatisms, Convergence system.
  • Extended harmony applied to the composition.

Harmonies

Harmonies

  • Major and minor harmonies, common harmonic progressions, secondary dominants, modal interchange, modulations.
  • All type of chords (functions and chromatisms).
  • Note / chord ratio.
  • Harmonic parallelism
  • Reharmonization of themes and melodies.
  • Modal Interchange

Work on Themes

Work on Themes

  • Coltrane changes
  • Forms and integral parts of a theme
  • Theme and variations.
  • Symmetry
  • Looped melodies
  • Cyclical themes, composition based on ethnic-folk music motifs.
  • Low and high pedals.

Host

Pedro Madaleno

Pedro Madaleno

What's Included

What's Included

Course sessions

Accommodation

Meals

Airport transfers

Island excursions

After dinner gatherings

Airfare

Tickets

Course Pack

Course Pack

Includes access to all course sessions.

FROM$843.87/pp

Course Pack & Meals

Course Pack & Meals

Includes access to all course sessions and meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner).

FROM$972.28/pp

Course Pack & Shared Room

Course Pack & Shared Room

Single bed in shared room and bathroom. Includes course sessions, meals & transfers.

FROM$1,589.90/pp

Course Pack & Private Single Room

Course Pack & Private Single Room

Single bed in private room with shared bathroom. Includes course sessions, meals, transfers.

FROM$1,773.35/pp

Course Pack & Private Double Room

Course Pack & Private Double Room

Double bed in private room with shared bathroom. Includes course sessions, meals, transfers.

FROM$1,467.60/pp

Madeira Island, Portugal

Quinta da Paz – Santo da Serra

Quinta da Paz is a traditional family house from 1905 located in front of the golf course fields, 5 minutes walk from the center of the village. It provides great privacy being outside overbuilt areas. The distance to Machico and Santa Cruz towns is about 9 km.

Madeira Island, Portugal

Notes

  • Applications are open!!
  • Applications close on the 2nd of April
  • Confirmation will be given as soon as we get the minimum of students required (9) to make this experience possible!
  • Quinta da Paz accommodation is shared with other students. If you would like to be part of the hotel deal please let us know in advance.
  • If you would like this event to take place in a another time please let us know and we will do our best to make it happen!

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Composition & Harmony Masterclass

Portugal - Madeira Island, Portugal· June 13 - 20 2022· 7 nights

FROM$843/pp