These small books are for anyone who wants to learn how to write songs and put something around them in the form of chords and arrangement.
Every book has a limited subject – beginning in the first book with the most simple tools for writing a song.
The following books then, in various ways, look at harmony and arrangement. The stylistic basis ranges wide from folk songs to compositions by John Høybye. The same goes for harmony and arrangement: from the first multi-part tries with simple harmonies to arrangements for choir and instruments with advanced harmony.
The books are progressively built up. The opening level is based on the reader being able to read music and play a llittle, but not necessarily mastering music theory. The access is both inviting and in a very firm struchture, the aim of which it is to built bridge between the reader’s own creativity and the theoretic tools available.
Every book closes with a summing up of of a music therory survey over the subjects applied.
Volume 1 has only one focus: To make a melody.
This book puts focus on how to make a good vocal arrangement. It teaches step-for-step and through several levels from the simple two-part children choir piece to professional grown-up Some of these steps qualify the point of departure – the melody, the text and the performers. This qualification – or perhaps research into possibilities – leads on to other steps with a focus on arrangement-technical relations like harmony and use of voice.
Volume 4 is part of the series Skriv sange … komponér klange, and is for anyone who wants to learn how to write a song, and put something around it in the form of chords and arrangement.
John Høybye reviewed the book in Dansk Sang, Februar 2015, over 2 pages with the opening words: To read this book is sheer joy – I am even tempted to call it a refreshment.. Read anmeldelsen. (ln Danish only)
These small books are for everyone who wants to write a song and put somehing around it in the form of chords and arrangement. Every book has a limited subject – starting in the first book with extremely simple tools to write a song. The following volumes, in various ways, attack subjects like harmony and arrangement. The stylistic basis is rather broad, ranging from folk songs to compositions by John Høybye. The same goes for harmony and arrangement: from the first tries with multi-part with simple harmony, to arrangements for choir and instruments with advanced harmony..
The books are progressively built up. The opening level is based on the assumption that the reader reads music and is able to play a little, but does not necessarily master music theory. The access is both inviting and made in a firm structure, the aim of which is to build a bridge between the reader’s own creativity, and the theoretical tools available. Each book concludes with a summing-up of the music-theoretical survey of the subjects/methods applied.
Volume 3: Melody in harmonic surroundings. The book primarily looks at the harmony related to tonal cadence, and its extensions. The aim is to make accompaniment to the melody.
These small books address anyone who wants to write a song and put something around it in the form of chords and arrangement. Volume 2: From parallel chords to two-part songs. This book starts an easy go at making simple arrangements of melodies.
The main aim of this book is to make the work with writing music pieces appear with another result than the narrow and educationally produced ideal music pieces. The book is primarily for persons who want to obtain a better understanding of music, and who wish to move closer to this understanding through music, in a way where conception and professional terms appear from an actual studied work, and immediately thereafter is controlled by making a similar piece.
With point-of-departure in Bartók’s “For Children” and “Mikrokosmos”