TERM ZERO Course Description
 
Hi Everyone! This course starts in a few days. The videos and basic curriculum will be available to ALL PATREON SUPPORTERS, with some added benefits for Dotted Breve and Longa Level patrons. Watch the video for the basis of why you might want to take this course, and then read the post. 

Lessons will have a light touch, but will include suggestions for further study. There will be individual video topics, as well as a weekly video check-in post with assignments attached.


Here's a rundown of what we'll cover:


Notation skills (for Sibelius users):

• macProVideo Sibelius 101 & 102 courses (discounts for Dotted Breve/Longa)


Scoring practice (resources available as Sibelius files, PDF's, and MusicXML)

• Transcription exercises (following on from Sibelius courses, but open to all approaches)

• Composition exercises (accompaniment styles, crafting melodies, composing to a given chord progression, adapting music to a different context)


Dotted Breve/Longa supporter work checked at end of course.


Workflow

• Planning out a scoring project

• Good work habits

• Time management


Theory

• Catch-up study in harmony and counterpoint


Reading will be assigned using the following two books, but I will make the topics general enough so that their study may be adapted to other texts:

Lehmann - A Treatise on Counterpoint in 40 Easy Lessons

Walter Piston - Harmony (5th Edition)


Ear-training

• Basic training and/or review in sight-singing


I will supply some exercises, but the basic assignments will be assigned from this book:

Slabbinck/Slabbinck - One-Minute Sight-Singing


Score-Reading and Listening

• Lists for score-reading and listening, with some guidance included.


Any questions, please ask below. This is going to be fun!

Thomas

Tier Benefits
MINIM SUPPORT LEVEL
$2 or more per Videos 98 patrons


$2.00 Minim Level
5-10 minutes of video evaluation of 3 pages of your score

Orchestration Challenge Level 1

Advance orchestration analysis videos
Patreon feed access with exclusive tips and previews
Video credit

SEMIBREVE SUPPORT LEVEL
$4 or more per Videos 37 patrons


$4.00 Semibreve Level
Minim Level Benefits, plus...

10-20 minutes of video evaluation of 6 pages of your score

Orchestration Challenge Level 2
50% off all Orchestration Online courses, publications, and recordings

BREVE SUPPORT LEVEL
$8 or more per Videos 55 patrons


$8.00 Breve Level
Semibreve Level Benefits, plus...
20+ minutes of video evaluation of 6 pages of your score
Orchestration Challenge Level 3

Complimentary Copy of all Orchestration Online courses, publications, and recordings


DOTTED BREVE SUPPORT LEVEL
$12 or more per Videos 13 patrons
$12.00 Dotted Breve Level
Breve Level Benefits, plus...
Premium MOOOC resources, including additional assignments/resources and extended course curriculum

Discounts on macProVideo/AskVideo courses

Overall feedback on completed MOOOC course work, and point-by-point evaluations of final assignments
MOOOC Term 1 final assignments may be submitted to MOOOC Reading Sessions (additional fees apply to hire the musicians).

LONGA SUPPORT LEVEL
$16 or more per Videos 28 patrons
$16.00 Longa Level
Dotted Breve Level benefits, plus...
Point-by-point MOOOC evaluations, personal guidance, and readings by professional musicians (additional fees apply). 


Longa supporters receive a personal Skype session with me at the end of MOOOC courses, in which I’ll give you overall feedback about progress with recommendations for further study.

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