This course includes: Harmony, Melodic Development, Composition, Arranging and Orchestration. The Equal Interval System® is a complete method that proposes new relationships and techniques unique to Horizontal Composition, while encompassing Diatonic, Classical, Contemporary or Pop sounds, and approaches them from an original point of view having nothing in common with other known methods. The techniques learned can be used in any musical context.
Horizontal Composition refers to the creation of individual horizontal lines that will agree vertically in the same manner music is heard. All of this is accomplished with only half a dozen rules and practice. This allows for greater flexibility, melodic interest, and speed when composing or arranging.
COMPOSE MORE QUICKLY
Since EIS® has a simplified and highly accurate method of organizing all of the horizontal and vertical intervals used in modern music, musical decisions are made quickly and efficiently. New and fertile ideas are presented throughout over 1,200 pages of text that serve as not only a basis for instruction but a treasure trove of musical possibilities to inspire the creative individual. Each student finds their unique voice through the course work. Graduates find they have the ability to write better, faster, and with less mental blocks.
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Course of Study
1. BASIC EIS® THEORY
Introduction to equal intervals, progression, scales, chords and symbols.
2. EQUAL INTERVAL SYSTEM® OF PROGRESSIONS
Equal interval voice leading for all structures from triads to thirteenths plus application.
3. HARMONY IN THIRDS
Melodic theory based on two, three, four and five part harmony in thirds including related forms.
4. EXTENDED INTERVALS
Harmony in fourths, fifths, sixths, seconds, thirds and tenths.
5. THE MODERN DIATONIC SYSTEM
All modal melodies, harmonies and application from an EIS® perspective.
6. SYSTEM OF POLYTONALITY
An original and simplified EIS® approach.
7. COMPOSITION I
Counterpoint, continuos imitation, fugue and equal interval form.
8. COMPOSITION II
Based on 12 equal root tones.
9. BASIC ORCHESTRATION
Small groups to full orchestra with instrumental combinations.
10. ADVANCED ORCHESTRATION
Actual recorded scores with professional performance.
11. ADVANCED THEORY
The heart of the Equal Interval approach to originality. This includes the Composer at Work: actual film scores.
Modern Arranging and re-harmonization of standard and popular music based on the complete material from Books I-XI.