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Playlist of How to Modulate to G 1/2 Sharp (Jacob Collier

  • How to Modulate to G 1/2 Sharp


    Jacob Collier has a very impressive ability to work with and sing micro-tones. In this video I look at an arrangement of his where the piece transposes mid-song from E major, to G half-sharp. It's quite mind-boggling.

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    Masterclass at NEMPLA
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    Jacob Collier: In the Bleak Midwinter

    Jacob Collier: With the Love in My Heart

    Jacob Collier: The Road Not Taken

    EDIT: During my explanation for the final A minor 9 chord I slightly mis-characterised the idea of the stacked 5ths above the A. In this case, the 5ths are actually 2 cents more (not 5 less as I stated) than the 'natural' tuning. Jacob used this to make the B itself higher this time, rather than making the chord beneath it move up. Sorry for the confusion, as I said, this stuff it complicated!

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  • In The Bleak Midwinter - Jacob Collier


    Ten Jacob Colliers come together to arrange and perform one of the most legendary Christmas carols of all time: Harold Darke's 'In The Bleak Midwinter'; a poem by Christina Rossetti.

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  • Jacob Collier - In the Bleak Midwinter


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    In the Bleak Midwinter

    Poem by Christina Rossetti
    Music by Harold Darke
    Arranged and Performed by Jacob Collier
    Transcribed by June Lee

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  • Jacob Colliers Favorite Chord


    Most people's favorite chord is C major, right?
    What's yours?

    DJESSE Announcement


    Fano Jazz By The Sea 2017

    Vincent Persichetti

    Béla Bartòk - String Quartet No. 5



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  • Jacob Collier’s In The Bleak Midwinter But There’s No More G Half Sharp Major


    Disclaimer: This is not the meme video mentioned in my update video.

    I took one trip to Audacity on my laptop and saw the “Change Pitch” option, and then had the greatest idea: to “normalize” a Jacob Collier tune. So I did what any normal person would do and change the section that goes into G half sharp major and yeet the half sharp so it’s just G major. Surprisingly this only took a good hour.

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  • Microtonal Modulation


    This method of microtonal modulation allows one to modulate by microtonal amounts within a 12-tone landscape. It opens up a lot of possibilities and I hope you'll join me in exploring it!

    I now have a patreon! I'm going off to college soon and if this isn't a source of income for me, I won't be able to continue, at least not nearly at the volume I currently do.

    Also I have a discord server now!

    David Bruce's video focusing on the passage from Collier's Bleak Midwinter:

    Tiny Steps:

    I should mention here that the term microtonal modulation could apply to other concepts I do not cover in this video, but the most popular version is probably this one, due mostly to Jacob Collier's use of it.

    #820hydrate because the video is 8:20 haha I'm so funny

    Thanks for watching!

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  • Interview: Jacob Collier


    1. The Turn of the Screw (00:25)
    2. Tuning in In the Bleak Midwinter (9:36)
    3. Tuning in Fascinating Rhythm (12:11)
    4. Details in Hideaway (13:57)
    5. Details in Flintstones and You and I (21:13)
    6. In My Room (24:11)
    7. Singing 5th below bass in Norah Jones songs (26:27)
    8. Sensations and lyrics (27:14)
    9. Jacob at 30 (29:23)

    Interviewed on June 17 and 18, 2017 in Washington DC, USA
    Audio examples, transcriptions and annotations done by June Lee
    Filmed by Robert Rittman, Sarah Harpring and Sarah Menefee

    The Turn of the Screw film adaptation produced by BBC (performance by City of London Sinfonia, conducted by Richard Hickox)
    Nightingale from Come Away with Me (2002) by Norah Jones

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    23:03 - 2nd chord is Eb13#11, not Db13#11
    33:12 - *happiest
    33:46 - *challenge

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  • Interview: Jacob Collier


    1. Super-Ultra-Hyper-Mega-Meta Lydian (0:02)
    2. Negative Harmony (1:30)
    3. 5th and 4th Theory (3:27)
    4. You and I (6:15)
    5. Harmonizer (8:43)
    6. Microtonal Voice Leading (10:12)

    Interviewed on February 14, 2017 in Chicago, USA
    Audio examples, transcriptions and annotations done by June Lee
    Filmed by Robert Rittman

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  • Jacob Collier - Microtonal Harmonizator


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    I'm using a 24 note octave for Microtonal Harmozator videos.
    ≠ = Half sharp
    d = Half flat

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  • G Sharp and A Flat Are Not The Same Note


    That's right. They're two different notes! Today we learn a little bit of the history of tuning systems, and how G Sharp and A Flat are not the same note. We'll talk about Pythagorean Tuning, Just Intonation, and Equal Temperament, and what is good and bad about each system.

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  • How To Modulate: 2 Simple Ways!


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  • Beato Basics of Reharmonization


    In this episode, we explore 7 Beato Basics of Reharmonization.




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  • in the bleak midwinter - Jacob Collier


    Estou aqui estudando umas das complexas Harmonias de @jcolliermusic... Musica: in the bleak midwinter

    Cada vez que paro pra tentar tirar alguma coisa desse Jovem, eu percebo como ele é Gênio e consegue tirar de uma Simples melodia, Harmonias super sofisticadas..... Tipo Do nada......

  • MicroRhythm - What it is and Why Nerdwriter Got It All Wrong


    Micro-rhythm is a term used to describe the wonky rhythms found in musical traditions like Samba da Roda, Morrocan Gnawa, the Viennese Waltz, as well as in neo-soul like D'Angelo and jazz musicians like Errol Garner and Malcolm Braff and Jacob Collier. I take you through some examples as well as looking a recent mention of the term in a Nerdwriter video, which managed to get most of the facts all wrong!

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    Microtiming in Samba de Roda —Preliminary experiments with polyphonic audio

    Innov Gnawa Hammadi

    Jacob Collier Interview (June Lee)

    Nerdwriter: How Michael Jackson Crafted His First Solo Hit

    Anne Danielsen (2012) The Sound of Crossover: Micro-rhythm and Sonic Pleasure in Michael Jackson's “Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough”, Popular Music and Society, 35:2, 151-168, DOI: 10.1080/03007766.2011.616298

    Malcolm Braff General Theory of Rhythm website

    Galland/Braff duet: Afro Blue

  • In the Bleak Midwinter


    Merry Christmas to all! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season; I certainly am..But let me tell you, this video was a pain in the sleigh bells to finish. Many hours that could/should have been spent on more important things were instead dedicated to praying to Mr. Claus himself that Logic wouldn't crash for the 10,000th time. But every minute was worth it, and I think the final product turned out not too shabby. It doesn't matter what I think, though; Let me know what you think of this cover and what I should do next in the comments! As always, have a wonderful day and I will see you next time. Peace OUWWT

  • Jacob Collier - Time To Rest Your Weary Head


    The closing track of the Djesse Vol. 2 universe.

    Imagined by Jacob Collier and Romain Laurent.
    Filmed, edited and directed by Romain Laurent.

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  • Master Class with Jacob Collier FULL VIDEO at Berklee College of Music Learning Center


    Master Class with Jacob Collier Berklee College of Music Learning Center

    00:00 - Introduction to the Masterclass
    02:00 - Arranging songs and Jacob's workflow (Fascinating Rhythm as an example)
    07:40 - What's the lowest note Jacob can sing?
    08:38 - Fascinating Rhythm segment from the bass up to the melody
    10:17 - Equal Temperament is a scam and properly tuning chords
    14:16 - Fourths and Fifths in voicings
    16:07 - Super Lydian and Super-Ultra-Hyper-Mega-Meta-Lydian
    17:17 - Tonality, key centers, cadences and resolutions
    27:13 - Last couple of chords from Fascinating Rhythm
    30:00 - Working triads over bass notes (major triads)
    33:10 - Figuring out harmony using piano
    34:36 - More about Lydian and the harmonic series
    37:25 - Personality of the notes of the scale
    40:29 - Chord tensions and voice timbre
    42:33 - Semitones at the top of voicings
    45:48 - Changing voice texture depending on chord tensions
    46:55 - Panning voices
    47:37 - Fascinating Rhythm easter egg
    52:19 - Last chords of Fascinating Rhythm (again)
    52:55 - How often does Jacob properly tune chords?
    54:27 - Microtones (Don't you worry 'bout a thing example)
    57:56 - Dorian cluster and working triads over bass notes (minor triads)
    1:02:10 - Fascinating Rhythm groove
    1:04:12 - Grooves in general
    1:04:22 - Fascinating Rhythm bridge groove and unquantized grooves
    1:07:45 - One of Jacob's groove experiments (+1,5 semitones solo modulation)
    1:10:35 - Back to Fascinating Rhythm bridge groove
    1:14:24 - Unquantized grooves (again)
    1:16:49 - Microtones (again)
    1:17:10 - Back to unquantized grooves
    1:17:36 - Close to you groove
    1:21:05 - Speech and grooves
    1:24:32 - Other influences other than African and Western music

  • Jacob Collier: Moon River - Harmonic Analysis


    In this episode of 'Listening in', I analyse Jacob Collier's astonishing arrangement of 'Moon River'. I focus on how he moves between the 8 different keys*, or pitch centres, in the arrangement, as well as using transcriptions to highlight certain chords and progressions. This is one of the most complex a cappella arrangements he's ever made, and all done without using a piano.

    *In the video, I state that Jacob moves to A4 = 432 from A4 = 440 from the second to the third verse. In actually fact, this is a shift to A4 = 427.47 - down a quarter tone. This was confirmed by an Instagram post by Jacob on 16 June ( - he says he shifted the music up a semitone and a half whilst recording the video, making this verse in the original D half sharp major.



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  • Jacob Collier - Moon River


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    Words by Johnny Mercer
    Music by Henri Mancini
    Arranged by Jacob Collier
    Transcribed by June Lee
    Edited by June Lee and Jacob Collier

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  • In The Bleak Midwinter


  • Jacob Collier - Lua live


    Jacob, MARO, band, and the exquisite 'Sydney Strings' sextet perform 'LUA', from Djesse Vol. 2.

    Bass: Robin Mullarkey
    Drums: Christian Euman

    Violin: Helena Rathbone
    Violin: Suzie Collier
    Viola: Martin Alexander
    Viola: Henry Justo
    Cello: Eliza Sdraulig
    Cello: Alexandra Partridge

    Composed by Jacob & MARO.
    Arranged, produced & mixed by Jacob.

    Director: Mike Cardillo
    DP: Kevin Scott
    Colourist: Goldie Soetianto
    Video Produced by Sixteen Corners

    Recording Engineer: Daniel Denholm
    Assistant Engineer: Rose Mackenzie-Peterson
    Recorded at The Simon Leadley Scoring Stage, Trackdown Studios in Sydney, AUS

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  • I Tried to Develop Perfect Pitch


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  • Jacob Collier - All Night Long


    After hundreds of hours of video-editing time, I give you the fruits of my labours... the video for my arrangement of Lionel Richie's All Night Long (Djesse Vol. 1)!

    • • • FEATURING • • •

    TAKE 6:
    Claude V. McKnight III
    David Thomas
    Joey Kibble
    Mark Kibble
    Khristian Dentley
    Alvin Chea

    Conductor and legend: Jules Buckley
    1st Violin: Arlia de Ruiter, Vera Laporeva, Sarah Koch, Denis Koenders, Pauline Terlouw, David Peijnenborgh, Casper Donker, Henriëtte Luytjes, Francoise van Varsseveld, Christina Knoll, Giles Francis & Yannick Hiwat
    2nd Violin: Herman van Haaren, Wim Kok, Jasper van Rosmalen, Ruben Margarita, Ewa Zbyszynska, Merel Jonker, Robert Baba & Suzie Collier
    Viola: Norman Jansen
    Viola: Mieke Honingh
    Viola: Julia Jowett
    Viola: Iris Schut
    Viola: Isabella Petersen
    Viola: Wouter Huizinga
    Viola: Alex Welch
    Cello: Emile Visser
    Cello: Maarten Jansen
    Cello: Annie Tangberg
    Cello: Jascha Albracht
    Cello: Sebastiaan de Rode
    Double Bass: Erik Winkelmann
    Double Bass: Arend Liefkes
    Double Bass: Boris Oostendorp
    Harp: Joke Schonewille
    Flute: Mariël van den Bos
    Flute: Janine Abbas
    Flute: Liset Pennings
    Oboe: Willem Luijt
    Clarinet, Saxophone: Marc Scholten
    Clarinet, Saxophone: Paul van der Feen
    Clarinet, Saxophone: Leo Janssen
    Clarinet, Saxophone: Sjoerd Dijkhuizen
    Clarinet, Saxophone: Max Boeree
    Clarinet, Saxophone: David Kweksilber
    Horn: Pieter Hunfeld
    Horn: Petra Botma
    Horn: Wendy Leliveld
    Horn: Lies Molenaar
    Horn: Sander van Dijk
    Horn: Fons Verspaandonk
    Trumpet: Ray Bruinsma
    Trumpet: Martijn de Laat
    Trumpet: Nico Schepers
    Trumpet: Rik Mol
    Trumpet: Ruud Breuls
    Trumpet: Jo Hermans
    Trumpet: Angelo Verploegen
    Trombone: Jan Oosting
    Trombone: Jan Bastiani
    Trombone: Frederik Heirman
    Trombone: Martijn Sohier
    Bass Trombone: Martin van den Berg
    Bass Trombone: Bart van Gorp
    Tuba: Ries Schellekens
    Percussion: Eddy Koopman
    Percussion: Murk Jiskoot
    Percussion: Frank Wardenier
    Remote Camera Operators: Max Boeree and Alle van der Wal

    Alaysia Bookal, Aleigha Durand, Allayna O'Quinn, Andre Smith, Asriel Davis, Asya Bookal, Briana Marshall, Carl Reed, Celine Sylvester, Chad Lupoe, Charles Wallington, Chesroleeysia Bobb, Cleavon Davis, Cole Henry, Dominique DeAbreu, Haley Flemons, Hector Jordan, Holland Sampson, Jonathan Mills, JoPaul Scavella, Jourdan Bardo, Kashea Whyte, Keviez Wilson, Kobe Brown, Kristin Hall, Leonard Brown, Lincoln Liburd, Louis Cleare, Maia Foster, Malia Ewen, Malik George, Malik Mchayle, Marc Simons, Marissa Wright, Matthew Cordner, Mykel Robinson-Collins, Naomi Parchment, Natrickie Louissant, Patricia Williams, Roddley Point Du Jour, Samara Bowden, Samella Carryl, Terell Francis-Clarke, Zarren Bennett & Jason Max Ferdinand. Videographer: JoPaul Scavella

    Electric Bass & Drone Operator: Robin Mullarkey
    Chord-sign holders: Quincy Jones, Steve Vai
    Circle of Fifths guy: Lionel Richie
    Black-and white cynic: George Gershwin

    Moroccan Gnawa legend / leader: Hamid El Kasri
    Krakebs: Abdelhak Bounhar
    Krakebs: Abderrazak Moustaqim
    Krakebs: Wahid Boudjeltia
    Krakebs: Moulay Abdekrim Alaalaoui

    Video Footage: Jacob's music room; Royal Albert Hall (London); Oakwood University (Alabama); Muziekcentrum van de Omroep (Netherlands); QPAC (Brisbane, Australia); The Opera House (Toronto); the streets of New Orleans; homes in Los Angeles; London parks.

    Arranged, orchestrated, recorded, mixed, produced by Jacob in Logic Pro X.
    Additional orchestration: Vladimir Nikolov

    Video edited by Jacob in Adobe Premiere Pro.

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  • Making Music with FIRE, ICE, EARTH, WIND & WATER


    How can you make music using just elements like Earth, Ice, Fire, Water and Earth? Or how can those elements make music by themselves? Over the past couple of years I've collected clips of 'element music' and in this video I look through them and see what we can learn from all these fascinating and strange ways of making music

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    Luray Caverns - Stalacpipe Organ

    The Virginia Cave that can play Fur Elise

    Baikal ICE Live Sound

    Musical Fire Table

    Wave Organ Solo No.2

    Jeux d'eau (Pygmy Water Music)

    Water Music, Gaua Island, Vanuatu 2009

    Wave Organ, San Francisco

    The Song of the Dunes

    South San Francisco's Wind Harp

    The Singing Ringing Tree

  • Janáček and the art of reaching a climax


    This week I look at one of my favourite pieces of classical music, Leoš Janáček's Sinfonietta.

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    In particular I look at the idea of tension and release in music, and how Janacek manages to scale a seemingly impossible height to return to the already volcanic heights of the opening. It's quite a trip.

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    Mark Elder, Halle Orchestra

    Gloria from Glagolitic Mass

    Chorus and Symphony Orchestra of Bayerischer Rundfunk

    Mariss Jansons, conductor

  • The new SOLO PERCUSSION music


    The last 100 years have seen an explosion in the amount of music written where Percussion is the star of the show - solo pieces for multiple percussion instruments, concertos, duos, quartets and percussion ensembles. In this video I look at the influences that led to this rise in percussion compositions, and talk to percussionist/composer Gene Koshinski about how to write a piece with no pitches and also how to notate it!

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    Gene Koshinski Swerve for Solo Snare Drum

    Gene Koshinski As One

    John Cage Water Walk

    Mahler 6 Hammer Stroke
    Opera Storm piece:

    Monastery percussion

    Steve Reich Drumming
    Guatamalen Marimbas
    Steve Schick on Solo Percussion

    Ghana Drums
    Stockhause Zyklus
    Cage Sonata V
    Ostinato Pianissimo Henry Cowell
    Varese Ionisation
    Stravinsky Soldier's Tale
    Baby Dodds:
    Feldman King of Denmark:
    Psappha Xenakis
    DSO Percussionists
    John Luther Adams triangle piece

  • a music theory conversation with ben levin


    Ben Levin is a good friend with lots of smart things to say on music. This is a short conversation we had.


  • Composing Hacks #2 - Brian Enos Oblique Strategies


    Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies are a series of cards that are designed to help you overcome creative block by offering somewhat ambiguous art-related statements which can help you to get out of a rut, and think in new ways. They cover some of the fundamentals of artistic creation so in this video I thought I would give a few of my own personal responses to some of them.

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    Anneleen Lenaerts plays Danse sacrée et danse profane by Debussy

    Messiaen discussing Debussy

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  • Taking The Licc Seriously - Converting a Meme for String Quartet


    How can a 'ridiculous meme' like The Licc form part of a serious String Quartet written for some of the best players in classic music? Find out in this new video all about my new piece 'The Lick Quartet' which was premiered by the Dover Quartet at Dallas Chamber Music Society and at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. I also talk with the 'Meme King' Adam Neely, who has done so much to make 'The Licc' what it is today!

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    Adam's arrangement of Have yourself a merry little Christmas

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    The original video featuring The Lick

    The Dover Quartet

  • Why Copyright Law STEALS From Us All


    Copyright law is meant to work as an incentive to artists but the length of copyright has become so long (over 100 years after creation in many cases) that it prevents new art from interacting with it - and art was never made in a vacuum, so the current set up is ruining the creative environment and preventing us from having a lively and self-referential culture.

    #copyright #copyrightlaw #publicdomain

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    Lawrence Lessig: Free Culture

    Common As Air by Lewis Hyde

    Creative License: The Law and Culture of Digital Sampling

    John Adams: Absolute Jest

  • How To Reharm A Pop Song


    Using Imagine Dragons' It's Time, I walk you very slowly and methodically through the way I think about reharmonizing popular music to fit the jazz idiom. We draw from the melody and utilize chords from within the key and from out of the key to create color and excitement!

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  • Was Mozart a Party Animal?


    This week I look at the image of Mozart as depicted in the film Amadeus, how us composers seem to find it an inspiring image, and whether there is any basis in fact to it. Was Mozart really a drunken, fart-joke-loving, party animal?

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  • Is There a Point in Writing Music That Doesn’t Break Any New Ground? || Q&A 1


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    Bars and rhythms in Bach's 3rd Violin Partita 1:10
    How do quartal and quintal chords fit in functional harmony 1:30
    Do you write for the stage performance or recording 3:05
    Favourite living composers under 50 5:02
    Backlash because you're more accessible and tonal 6:18
    Is there a point in writing music that doesn’t break any new ground? 7:56
    Turning one idea into a fuller piece 9:22
    How do you think about a piece before you write it 10:31

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  • Best & Worst Endings in Classical Music


    How do you end a piece of music well? It turns out to be a tricky thing to get right, partly because tastes as to what feels right have changed over time. In this video I look at some of the best and worst examples!

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    Some of the pieces mentioned:

    J.S.Bach: Prelude No.1 in C

    Bartok : Concerto for Orchestra

    Original ending:

    Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphonie

    Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor

    John Adams: City Noir

    Stravinsky: Petrouchka

    Sibelius: Symphony No.7

    Sibelius: Symphony No.5

    Ligeti: Piano Concerto

    Satie: Embryons desséchés

    Ravel: Jeux d'eau

    Haydn: Symphony No. 59

    John Adams : A Flowering Tree

    Beethoven: Symphony No.5

    Scriabin: Poem of Ecstasy

    Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

    Mozart: Symphony No.41 Jupiter

    Vivaldi: Four Seasons

    Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.5

  • Tritones, Subs, and Voicings EXPLAINED | One Thing Episode 3


    Welcome to our new, weekly live-stream that we call One Thing Episode 3. In this episode, we examine tritone substitutions, multiple uses, voicings, and more!

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  • The Nature of Chords - The Science behind Guitarists Favorite Chords


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    Composer David Bruce discusses chords 1, 4 & 5 (I, IV, V) which are by far the most popular chords in songs of all styles. Why? The answer takes in the harmonic series and the nature of a sound wave itself, the perfect cadence, and some very bad singing.

    Link to the Hook Theory article that anaylsed 1300 popular songs to find the relative popularity of the different chords

    Harmonic Experience: Tonal Harmony from Its Natural Origins to Its Modern Expression by W.A.Mathieu

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  • Dun Dun Ba Ba - Jacob Collier OFFICIAL AUDIO


    “Dun Dun Ba Ba (interlude)” by Jacob Collier [OFFICIAL AUDIO] from Djesse Vol. 2

    I have been obsessed with the illusion of the ‘Shepard Tone’ for many years now, and I’ve always wanted to have a go at a ‘Shepard Groove’ — i.e. a groove that never stops speeding up. It’s a pretty careful illusion to construct, where one needs to bury the exact groove at half speed within the groove from the off, and so in order to pull it off I called up one of the greatest musical forces in my life, my friend and great teacher Barak Schmool (the man who opened doors for me with Negative Harmony, just intonation, wonky grids, and so much more), to assemble a circle of the greatest Cuban drummers living in London, to pull it off. We sat in a small room in Elephant & Castle, and recorded the groove at two tempos, which I then glued together.

    The lead singer on this song is in fact me! I recorded it a little slower and sped it up. It’s one take, straight through. Rough, but the vibes are strong.

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  • The Harpsichords Historical Pickle


    The harpsichord has certainly suffered from the slings and arrows of historical fortunes. In this video I look at how the rise of the piano and later the early music movement left us with a historical pickle which needs some clever players and manufacturers to find a solution for. It remains an amazing instrument which I've enjoyed writing for several times in recent year.

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  • Jacob Koller - Question and Answer Video - English Version


    Here are some of the one word answer questions and some of my recommendations. Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Q&A video.
    Albums that had a big influence on me
    Bill Evans “You Must Believe in Spring”
    Keith Jarrett “Still Live”
    Herby Hancock “Empyrean Isles”
    Thelonius Monk “Criss-Cross”
    Duke Ellington and John Coltrane Duo Album
    Keith Jarrett “Belonging”
    Craig Taborn “Light Made Lighter”

    Jazz Non-pianists
    Miles Davis “Kind of Blue”
    Sonny Rollins “Saxophone Colossus”
    John Coltrane “Giant Steps”
    Miles Davis “Bitches Brew”

    Movie Music
    Sheltering Sky
    New Cinema Paradise
    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
    Star Wars
    Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

    Classical Music
    Chopin Nocturnes
    Bach Well Tempered Clavier Books 1 and 2
    Scriabin Etudes
    Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues
    Bartok Microkosmos

    Aphex twin “drukqs”
    Squarepusher “Do You Know Squarepusher”
    Bjork “Homogenic”
    Queen “News of the World”
    Notorious BIG Ready To Die
    Michael Jackson “Thriller”

    Books I used
    A Creative Approach to Jazz Piano Harmony by Bill Dobbins
    Charlie Parker “Omnibook”

  • How To Modulate To E-Half-Sharp Major!


    Ever wondered how to modulate to microtonal keys? Well wonder no more! This demonstration should show you exactly how to go about modulating from C to E-half-sharp, and the techniques I show can be used to build modulations to any microtonal key!

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  • In My Corner


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    In My Corner (It'll Be Okay)

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    Arranger: Rob Lawson
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  • Bebop Lines Examined from JACOB COLLIER + YouTube Live-Stream Test


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  • How to Vocode like Jacob Collier


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  • The Paradise - In Love With You


    I can't explain how much I love this song. It is a perfect example of how music can sometimes describe a certain feeling better than words. After listening to this song I am positive that being in love sounds like a G(sharp)9sus4 chord produced with cool synth sounds.

    Yes, also inspired by Jacob Collier.

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  • Jacob Collier - It Dont Matter


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  • 10 Gateway Drug Pieces for Contemporary Classical Music


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    2. Osvaldo Golijov: The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind

    Todd Palmer, St Lawrence String Quartet

    David Krakauer, Kronos Quartet

    Lots of Youtube performances

    3. John Adams: Common Tones in Simple Time

    4. a) Steve Reich: Different Trains
    London Contemporary Orchestra
    b) Music for 18 Musicians
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    5. Stravinsky Les Noces

    The Buchmann-Mehta School Swiss Friends Chamber Choir

    6. Messiaen: Turangalila Symphony

    National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
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  • Jacob Collier - Close to You


    Jacob Collier 내한공연에서 연주한 Close to You

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    Jacob Collier (1994. 8. 2 출생)
    영국 런던에 기반을 둔 가수, 편곡가, 작곡가, 프로듀서 및 멀티연주자.
    2012년 Stevie Wonder의 Do not You Worry와 같은 인기곡을 집에서 만든 분할 화면 비디오가 YouTube에서 인기를 끌면서 알려지게 됨.
    Collier의 스타일은 재즈, 아카펠라, 그루브, 민속음악, 전자음악, 클래식음악, 복음, 영혼 및 즉흥 연주의 요소를 융합한 것이 특징.
    2016. 7. 1. 런던의 자신의 집에서 제작한 In My Room(데뷔앨범) 발표
    2017년 2월 앨범에서 Flintstones과 You And I의 협연으로 두 개의 그래미상을 수상.



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