Using Melody Patterns in Composition

​This is a lovely composition idea one of my students created by using a repeating melody pattern.

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Phantom of the Opera Medley

​One of my students is planning to play a Phantom of the Opera Medley that I arranged several years ago.  After hearing it again I was not happy with the segue from "Phantom of the Opera" to "Music of the Night."  Here is the updated segue.  Enjoy!

Artist Name - PhantomSegue.mp3
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Imperial March - Student Garage Band Project

​Here is one of my student's Garage Band projects.  They picked a drum pattern and played in the other instruments.  Enjoy!

Artist Name - Imperial March Penny.m4a
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Spring Is Beginning

​Here is a Garage Band project by one of my students.  We took a song and changed it from major to minor and then made a background for it.

Artist Name - Spring is Beginning.m4a
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Electronic Song

​Here is a song one of my students created.  He created all the parts of this song by playing them in on the keyboard - no pre-set patterns!

Artist Name - SamGBProject.mp3
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Our Favorite Composers/Books

  • John Williams
    John Williams has been composing music for movies for such a long time! Many of the students enjoy playing the music from "Star Wars" and "Harry Potter," two of his most loved musical scores.
  • Melody Bober
    Melody Bober is such a popular composer with our students! We think it is because she is from Minnesota. So she knows what Minnesotans like in their music!
  • Frederic Chopin
    Chopin is Elizabeth's favorite composer for the piano. In fact, he composed ONLY for the piano. It is no wonder many of her more advanced students enjoy playing his music also!
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