Courses

For lessons and guitar related inquiries, visit the CURTIS SMITH GUITAR STUDIO website here 

MUSIC 481 ORCHESTRATION (18th/19th Century)
Instructor Neil Thornock

Here is Neil Thornock’s site for this course. Here you’ll find the answers to most of your questions about the course. Feel free to email me if you have any other questions.

MUSIC 194 DICTATION (second semester)

Silent Dictation Assignment
Syllabi: Section 002Section 005
Extra Credit Transcriptions
Some reference materials: Dim triad in first inversionAug and Dim triadsSeventh Chords Quick ReferenceModal Borrowing Reference
Useful websites:
Intervals:
http://www.neilthornock.net/intervals/intervals.html
Chords (Harmony): http://www.neilthornock.net/harmony/harmony_examples.html
General Ear Training: http://www.musicalintervalstutor.info/listenpg.html
Great site, catch all: http://www.musictheory.net/trainers/html/id90_en.html

MUSIC 193 DICTATION (first semester)

MusicTheory.net, Both sections need to use this for intervals and chord i.d. This will be very helpful for those of you who struggle with hearing the difference between Aug. and Dim. triads.

COMPOSITION RELATED

blank 16 stave tabloid Tabloid (11 x 17″) blank sheet music for composing. This is what I use for scratch paper. 14 staff tabloid landscapeblank orch score 8 m per pageblank orch score 20 m per pageblank orch score 16 m per pageblank orch score 8 m per page

OTHER USEFUL MATERIALS

IMSLP.ORG Free, high-quality scans of thousands of public domain scores
YOUTUBE to MP3 Free file conversion platform, great for converting youtube videos into audio for practice, research, etc.
METRONOME ONLINE Free metronome
64InterviewQuestions

NEED FREE STREAMING MUSIC AND DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO NAXOS?

Use Spotify. Great tool for getting tunes for analysis and just for fun. It’s free and easy.
Grooveshark is also very handy as well.

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