Online Music Composition Lessons

How To Sing Like Your Favorite Artist pt2

Hello, and welcome. I'm Ryan Higa, professional singer and vocalstiloligerizerist. You might remember me from How To Sing Like Your Favorite Artist part 1. Well this one's completely different. It's not as good. With that being said, welcome to How To Sing Like Your Favorite Artist part 2. Remember that scary movie quot;The Grudgequot;é Make the sound that the little girl in quot;The Grudgequot; makes.

(groaning) Just sing like you normally would sing. ♪ When I met you in the summer! ♪ .and add the little Grudge girl sound. ♪ When I met you in the summer. ♪ ♪ To my heartbeat sound. ♪ ♪ We fell in love. ♪ ♪ As the leaves turned brown. ♪

grunting noises In order to sound like The Weekend, you have to literally make your face frozen to the point where it's numb and you can't feel it anymore. ♪ I can't feel my face when I'm with you. ♪ And once you get the frozen face down, all you have to do is act like you're sad and depressed.

♪ I'm just tryna get you out the friend zone. ♪ And if people can't hear you, just use a megaphone. ♪ I only call you when it's half past. ♪ In order to sound like Fetty Wap, just sing as if you just got hit in the nuts. Or for girls to relate, just make the sound you make when you cut wind. You know, when you get the wind knocked out of you, you make the sound that's like stressed inhale and then just sing like that. Fetty Wap.

Auuugh! ♪ Baby won't you come my wayé ♪ grunting You know when you're yawning and you still try to talk; that sound it makesé yawning All you have to do is sing, while you yawn. yawning ♪ You and me we made a vow. ♪

♪ You say I'm crazy. ♪ ♪ And you don't think. ♪ laughing You know when you're a little kid where you're on the verge of crying but you do your best to try and suck it upé You know, the borderline where you're trying to fight back your tears, because you know once you start crying, you're not gonna be able to stop.

Lecture 7 Harmony Chords and How to Build Them

Prof: All right. Let's get started. Here we go again. Going to have some fun againtoday. Notice, of course,we have the signin sheet when you come in every morning,a great thing to do. As we say, this is not Yale'smost demanding class, but one thing we do ask you todo is come to the lectures and

come to section. You may know if some day youare in fact ill that you'll get an email message from me abouta half hour after class is over: quot;So sorry to hear that youwere sick this morning. Hope you're feeling better verysoon.quot; So we do look after thesethings. Such an email went out lasttime, but I'm preaching to the converted because you'reyouguys are already here so good

for you. Let's continue with thediscussion of the elements of music. We're going to be working todaywith harmony. So far we've had two sessionsspecifically on rhythm, two sessions specifically onmelody, and today we come to harmony. Harmony is one of the twothings that really distinguishes

the music of WesterncivilizationWestern classical music, Western pop music. What are the two thingsé Well, as mentioned before,this dependence upon heavy usage of written musicalnotation not so much in the pop musicbut certainly in the classical musicwriting it all down, being able to manipulate it inthat fashion,

so that's one thing thatdistinguishes Western classical music. Another aspect that we'retalking about today is harmony. Stop and think about it. Think about the melodies ofChina and Japan, virtually everyand Islamiccountries virtually every musicalcivilization around the world has more sophisticated melodiesthan we do in the West.

Ours are very blunt in a way. They go from one discretefrequency to another discrete frequency to another discretefrequency, and they're not making use ofall of the material in between in any sort of nuanced way. Maybe it's because we're sodependent on the keyboard here. So that's important to keep inmind. Then let's talk about rhythmfor a moment.

Hoffman Academy Lesson 11 Rhythm Composition

Hello, and welcome back. I'm Joseph Hoffman. Today we are going to make our own composition.What's a compositioné Well, just like an author is someone who writesstories or books, a composer is someone who makes music. Every song that you've ever heard in yourlife was written by someone, and today you get to be a composer. You are going to make up your own song today. We are going to do our first song together.We'll make it up,

and then I'll let you try to make up yourown song. The first step will be making up a rhythm. So let's come on over to the heartbeat matand compose a rhythm together. Alright, here we've got our heartbeat mat. Now, I'm just going to make up a rhythm here. Using some quarter notes, two eighth notesand a quarter note I just made up this rhythm. Let's see what my rhythm sounds like.

Try to say it with me while we point to eachheartbeat. TA TA TITI TA. Well, since I'm the composer I can decideif I like that or not and I think I want to change it. Let's try. I think I want to change that quarter notefor two eighth notes instead. Let's try this rhythm now. TA TITI TITITA. Ya I like that rhythm. Now, lets go to the next row and keep goingwith our rhythm. In this row, I think I'll go like this.

And then we'll add a quarter rest at the end. Let's test it out and see how we like thisrhythm. TITI TITI TA rest. Ya I think I like that. Now, let's try the whole thing from the start and just make sure we like what we composed.Here we go. Ready, try to say it with me. TA TITI TITI TA TITI TITI TA rest. Ya. Nice. Let's keep this rhythm.

Once you are happy with the rhythm that youare composing, we are going to write it down on paper. Allright. Now, I'm going to write down the rhythm thatI created with these cards on this rhythm composition sheet which youcan download it is part of the complete materials for unitone. So I had TA TITI TITI TA and I'll just drawthat over here. Drawing notes Now let's see if I got that right.

TA TITI TITI TA. Yep. Okay now. Drawing notes And a quarter rest. Okay. Now I've drawn it on my rhythm compositionsheet. Now, there are lots of things we can do withthis rhythm. First, let's try speaking it. I'll speak itonce, and then I'll give you a turn by yourself.

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