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In April 2017 Margaret Brandman's 'Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac' song cycle performed by Baritone Martin Cooke and the composer, was aired in two half-hour programs on Sydney radio station FINE MUSIC 102.5 FM. The DVD of these songs is now available. View the Performance and Recordings page for details.

September 2017: Margaret travels to Prague for a concert performance of her 'Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac' song cycle by the Prague Mixed Choir at 7.30pm on the 14th of September in the concert hall of the Czech Music Museum. The choir will be recording the cycle for PARMA recordings. View the Performance and Recordings page for details.

Three new art songs in the collection titled 'From the Mountains to the Sea' for Mezzo-Soprano or Baritone voice and piano are now available. View the page for From the Mountains to the Sea for details.

Sensations recorded in the Czech Republic by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra has been receiving a great deal of international airplay since it was released in May 2016. View the Performance and Recordings page for more information.

'Warm Winds in Havana' suite for Saxophone Quartet and Percussion, recorded in Cuba last year, has been on air on many Jazz Radio programs around the world and was featured on radio HRT Croatia on April 10th this year. ABRAZO compilation CD.


Harmony, Theory and Chord Workbooks

These materials can be used to prepare students in a clear and succinct manner, for many of the topics in AMEB's Music Craft syllabus. For maximum benefit, use in tandem with the Contemporary Aural Course.




Contemporary Theory Primer

This is a fill-in-answer style workbook, including rhythm diagrams to colour for the comprehension of the spatial aspect of rhythm and plenty of practise in intervals, using the simplified interval language. Suitable for use alongside the Junior Primer and Book1A of the Contemporary Piano Method plus Playing Made Easy for Recorder and the Preparatory Set & Set One of the Contemporary Aural Course.

Contemporary Theory Workbooks 1 and 2

Book 1 - Music fundamentals , all major scales, five types of triads, simple time and much more....

Book 2 - All Minor scales, Compound time, all standard four-note chords, modes, other scales, Modulation, Transposition, introduction to harmony and much more....

Contemporary Chord Workbooks 1 and 2

The Contemporary Chord Workbooks provide students the means by which to investigate chords from many points of view, including the scales to which they are linked. The books present each chord with plenty of written exercises in both Treble and Bass clef.

* Book 1 covers all three and four-note chords, plus practical application to several songs. ANSWER BOOK available

* Book 2 moves on the the extended chords, 9ths, 11ths and 13ths.

Harmony Comes Together
book 1

Harmony Comes Together is designed to equip the student with the necessary skills to write both four-part and three-part classical harmony and to cross the divide between contemporary popular, jazz and contemporary classical writing styles with ease and understanding, all the while giving experience in skills required for both classical and contemporary examination syllabi.

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