Developing Variation Video

A talk on how to develop your material - the single most important part of any composer’s skill set.

​Selections from composers: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel, James Newton Howard, Rossini, Herrmann, Debussy, Coltrane, Mahler, Williams, and Copland.

Topics covered: What is a Motive? - The Phrase - Techniques of Development - Repetition - Sequence - Form - Rhythm - Orchestration - Reharmonization - Register

85 minutes