Horizontal Harmony

5-Day Workshop

"As a music creator, do you have a unique selling point that distinguishes your work from those flooding music libraries and the media industry with mediocre tunes"?

We bring Horizontal Harmony to you completely free of charge.

Your friends will surely appreciate you for sharing this with them!

Table of Contents

  • DAY 1: Introduction - A Reliable Process For Composition
    • Let's maximize your creative time with a clear and effective methodology (3 steps).
    • Bonus: Musical demonstrations and examples of the process

  • DAY 2: Action Step - Compose Your First Idea
    • Compose a simple piece of music (8-16 bars), just a melody and some triads underneath it.
    • You'll receive step-by-step instructions, along with musical examples that make music creation a breeze.
    • Bonus: The Voice-leading Guide

  • DAY 3: Action Step - Create Fluent Parts
    • Let's elevate your musical example to the next level. I'll show you how to refine and fine-tune those blocky chord progressions with a handful of my most cherished techniques from Interval Theory.
    • Bonus: Musical examples of popular songs and well-known pieces

  • DAY 4: Action Step - Orchestrate Your Idea
    • Let's use a handful of straightforward but most practical orchestration concepts and watch your melodies come to life in a symphony of sound and color.
    • Bonus: An example of crafting three entirely distinct orchestrations, all stemming from the same musical sketch

  • DAY 5: Live Feedback Session
    • Got questions or need a hand with putting things into action? I'm right here, personally dedicated to supporting you every step of the way. (Live Zoom sessions, optional and limited to 5 seats per session.)

Don't Get Crushed ...

  • The music industry is evolving into a fiercely competitive arena, and you know that churning out mediocre compositions simply doesn't make the cut anymore. Especially with the help of AI and other technology, you have to own your unique space to stand out from the crowd!
  • Thomas Chase Jones and Frank Herrlinger, the authors of the Horizontal Harmony workshop, are seasoned media composers actively engaged in the industry. With a repertoire spanning Disney, Warner Bros., and Mattel, we comprehend how to stand out and craft music that deeply resonates with your audience.
  • Horizontal Harmony is a key element that adds sophistication to the music you create, providing that extra touch of uniqueness to complement your exceptional melodies and emotions. Our goal is to empower you in constructing a reliable and thriving musical journey that you can take pride in.
  • We've made this workshop free of charge so that everyone can take the next step closer to realizing their musical dream life. If you're involved in composing music for libraries, media projects, or just aiming to conquer those stubborn blocky chords once and for all, this workshop is your golden ticket.

Thomas Chase Jones

Co-Founder // Instructor

TC has been composing, producing and teaching music for more than 40 years. He has experience of working with big studios for entertainment companies such as Disney and Warner Bros. He scored internationally-aired animated series which include The Batman, Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory, Woody Woodpecker, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Scooby Doo (Direct to Disc), Gummi Bears, Ducktales, Wuzzles, Captain Planet and more.

Frank Herrlinger

Co-Founder // Instructor

Frank is a professional composer working in the industry for over 17 years. He graduated from the University of Cologne, Germany, with his thesis being: ‘The Virtual Simulation of Orchestral Music Via Modern Computer Technology. He also wrote music for companies like Disney, Mattel, and numerous video games published for PlayStation, XBox and PC. His music is also often heard on German television (RTL, Pro7, VOX, etc.), in commercials, and trailers.

Get Access to This Workshop

  • It's sufficient if you can read the treble clef and the bass clef.
  • You can move through the workshop at your own pace and convenience using any DAW or notation program of your choice.
  • If you don't have any DAW or notation software, I recommend you download MuseScore, it's free.
  • You can also reach out to us by hitting "reply" to any of the emails you receive.
  • Have questions? You can reach me easily via the contact page.

This workshop is part of our free "Composer's Toolkit".