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Chords and harmony
Chords and harmony

Duration: 04:59

Musicians including Paul McCartney, Dianne Warren and Ray Charles explain their experiences of using chords and harmony.

 
Composition - song structure
Composition - song structure

Duration: 04:11

An explanation of how contrasting ideas can be used to build up a piece of music, using both pop music and modern classical music as examples.

 
Composition - the AABA and ABAB structure
Composition - the AABA and ABAB structure

Duration: 04:19

The composer Big George explains how the AABA and ABAB structure can be used as an effective framework for composing a melody.

 
Creating vocal harmonies
Creating vocal harmonies

Duration: 06:06

The members of the boy band Snug explain how they introduce vocal harmonies to their pop music.

 
Understanding harmony
Understanding harmony

Duration: 04:35

Composer Big George explains the importance of both vocal and instrumental harmonies.

 
Using a drone for accompaniment
Using a drone for accompaniment

Duration: 0:36

A violinist sings a plaintive melody over a drone on the violin.

 
Vocal and instrumental harmony
Vocal and instrumental harmony

Duration: 02:49

An explanation of how vocal and instrumental harmonies can be introduced to a composition or arrangement.

 

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