Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Adding dynamics and articulation. Adding Musicality to your Music.

Adding dynamics and articulation.

Adding Musicality to your Music.



Whether you are studying for Grade 5 Theory with the ABRSM, another exam, course work, or indeed Composing in the world outside exams, I think you will find the video above useful.

I Composed a String Quartet at Uni. Had it played in a workshop and the second Violinist asked, "Where are the markings after the first page?  Did you forget about me?"  If you are Composing, remember that their are real life Musicians at the other end of the process. 

 I think we all fall into the same trap of missing out the fine detail.  We feel rushed in exams or as a deadline looms.  

One technique you might find useful is writing your music on computer software and trying to make it sound human.  Due to the fact that computers don't sound human, you will learn a lot about how articulation (the way a note is played) and dynamics (how strongly a note is played) by Composing in this way.  

Robin's Experience and Style

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