Webinar Recording Available
Who is this for?
Any composer working in any style wanting to discuss their music and to receive evaluative feedback.
Anybody writing harmony or counterpoint wanting advice on how to improve it or solve particular difficulties.
Anybody wanting to ask questions about any aspect of Composition or writing harmony.
This is a practical webinar for those interested in composing music of any genre. We will study the skills common to all composition through a combination of structured teaching and feedback on students’ own work. Original participants were invited to submit a score and a recording of any musical ideas to the webinar - it might be just a short phrase or some interesting chords - and we discussed their implications and ways in which they might be expanded and developed. All the submitted material is available with participants contributing their reflections on the submitted works and Gareth will giving additional feedback.
Writing and developing strong melodic lines.
Balancing variety and cohesion in rhythm.
Writing good harmony and dealing with tonality or atonality.
Using effective textures and writing idiomatically.
Ensuring well defined structure within a piece.
Live Q&A with Gareth to answer any question you have.
MA (Oxon), MA (Leeds), FRCO(CHM), FLCM, ARCM
Gareth achieved his first musical diplomas at the age of fifteen. Three years later he collected the Dixon and Turpin prizes for FRCO and was already engaged as a recitalist around Europe. He held Organ Scholarships at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London; Worcester College, Oxford University; Canterbury Cathedral. In 1985, he was appointed Director of Music at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield, leaving in 1990 to pursue his free-lance interests as a recitalist, conductor, accompanist, adjudicator, composer and ABRSM examiner. Gareth is also now an ABRSM moderator, trainer and an international co-ordinator. He has released various recordings, both as a soloist and accompanist, and his musical endeavours have taken him as far a field as America, Bermuda, Hong Kong and Singapore. With over 35 years of experience as a private teacher he tutors students across the U.K. and throughout the world, his video courses are highly acclaimed. He's committed to developing the all-round integrated skills that equip every musician.