Dr. Edwards Does Your Homework
This is a resources for students of MCM I and II at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. It is a series of videos. Actually, the title is misleading: I don't really do student homework. I do examples of exercises that students will probably encounter in their other components during the week. I do occasionally also create videos that demonstrate how to do what is required in the Creative Assignments, but they will never be the actual assignments. Still, this should be a very useful resource to students. I discuss strategies for thinking through the various issues come across in student classwork and even give away some useful secrets!
Below are the links:
Video 1: Wherein Dr. Edwards harmonizes a 2 note melody with I and V chords in 4-part open spacing.
Video 2: Wherein Dr. Edwards harmonizes a bass line with I and V chords in 4-part close spacing.
Video 3: Wherein Dr. Edwards harmonizes a bass line with I and V chords in keyboard voicing.
Video 3b: Wherein Dr. Edwards distinguishes between keyboard voicing and plain vanilla keyboard voicing.
Video 4: Wherein Dr. Edwards harmonizes a melody with I, IV, and V7 chords in 4 parts.
Video 5: Wherein Dr. Edwards completes an exercise that's a lot like your Creative Assignment #1.
Video 6: Wherein Dr. Edwards realizes a simple figured bass.
Video 7: Wherein Dr. Edwards fakes a Schubert Impromptu.
Video 8: Wherein Dr. Edwards harmonizes a melody with bass and accompaniment for the instrumentation of oboe, violin, and cello.
Video 9: Wherein Dr. Edwards analyzes the result of Video 8 and in so doing demonstrates how to do a basic musical analysis.
Video 10: Wherein Dr. Edwards realizes a figured bass into a 2-voice 1:1 counterpoint.
Video 11: Wherein Dr. Edwards creates another 2-voice 1:1 counterpoint on the path toward completing a semi-free, semi-3rd species counterpoint.
Video 12: Wherein Dr. Edwards continues his hike toward a semi-free, semi-3rd species counterpoint by creating a 2:1 (2nd species counterpoint) out of his previous 1:1 counterpoint.
Video 13: Wherein Dr. Edwards completes his journey by fashioning a semi-free, semi-3rd species counterpoint out of a 2:1 counterpoint.
Video 14: Wherein Dr. Edwards demonstrates how to do the mid-semester project by creating a homophonic string quartet passage that sounds transparent.
Video 15: Wherein Dr. Edwards completes a 3-part counterpoint for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon that includes a leading tone chord.