Repitition in Music

This is a perfect example of repitition. The melody is repeated in the bass line, and vice versa. This is just a small part from Swan Lake, but it is one of my favorite parts.

I transcribed the music and then repeated it in different keys with different instruments for this song.

(Warning: Once you hear it you will be humming it for the rest of the day.)

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Today’s Music Lesson

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Music is fascinating, isn’t it? Today I made the following progression to illustrate how dominant chords work. Any time you want to change keys you should play a new dominant seventh chord to state the fact that you are in the new key.

This example has every secondary dominant in the key of G Major. The closely related keys to G Major are: A Minor, B Minor, C Major, D Major, and E Minor. You just need to add the dominant chord of each of those keys prior to playing them. (I added F Major because I am a rebel.)

Class dismissed.

30 Bars Down……

The re-harmonization project continues….. Here are two versions of my re-harmonization of the Beatles “Within You and Without You.” I really like the way it sounds at the 33 second mark.
For those of you who don’t know, re-harmonizing a song involves adding different chords to an existing melody. In this case there weren’t any chords to begin with!

Here is the sheet music for all of you musicians out there:

Abbey Road Side Two

Do you remember a few weeks ago when I said I was going to re-create Side 2 of Abbey Road with my own versions of the songs? You do? Good! Because it is slowly coming together and I now have three different versions of four of the songs here.

And I think Mean Mr. Mustard deserves his own spot because the guitar is so nice:

Music

Here is the song I have been working on for the past few weeks, with a whole different set of instruments:

And here is a template for another song, it still needs some improvisation but I think the instrumentation is nice.

And here is a gallery of some of my role models, in case you were wondering.