What if you could represent all harmonic or melodic possibilities on one sheet? You can! All harmonic and melodic combinations fall into 18 diatonic and 69 chromatic fundamental structures.
The everything sheet enables one to see how any lick, scale fragment, or chord is among these structures and to see how it relates to others in the same category. In a sense, it is a form of data compression that helps deal with the limitations of the wetware between our ears. Most importantly, the everything sheet is valuable in structuring one's practice time in any style of music by clearly and concisely representing all that there is to practice and allowing the student to focus on the specific elements necessary to achieve his or her goals.
In this clinic, we will take a quick tour through all the fundamental musical structures and see how they apply to real-world examples in jazz, rock, and other styles.
Professor Vadim Neselovskyi says that definitions of genres like pop, classical, and jazz are no longer relevant for people who create music. In his concert series Finding Your Own Voice, he seeks to nourish and support complete honesty of musical expression in students. This installment follows two that he says have created quite a buzz in the Berklee community.
"We 're trying to create music that goes in line with one's personal taste, music that the student would enjoy listening to. When we finally put together a program of original composition, we suddenly realize that we have an unbelievable diversity, from prog rock duos featuring distortion guitar via modern classical solo piano pieces to big productions involving turntables, keyboards, and recorder players," Neselovskyi said.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their musician friends to play with them. "The question that I get the most after the shows is, 'How is it possible to get so much music out of a regular private piano instruction class?'" he said.
Argentinean bassist and composer Tomas Latorre will present his first recital. He will be showcasing a new setup of his group, mixing music from Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil, exploring rhythms such as chacarera, zamba, candombe, milonga, and samba. New sounds will be in the lead, such as harmonica, clarinet, and flute. The band will perform original music as well as arrangments of tunes by Peteco Carabajal, Daniel Maza, Jacob do Bandolim, and more.