M.I.T.A. Supplements2017-05-31T12:52:08+00:00

M.I.T.A. Supplements

Supplements are primarily designed to help our composers in training get the most out of the M.I.T.A. course. The materials on this page are mainly exercises and applications based on devices and tools that are being taught in the course. We are happy to make some of these PDFs available for music lovers. We hope that these supplements boost your skills, open new musical doors and stimulate your creativity. If you want to learn more about the course, please get in touch with us.

1) Piano Exercises on Polytonality

M.I.T.A. knowledge does not only help you with composing. If you are a piano player, please have a look at our free piano exercises. They show some interesting ways how to incorporate polytonality into your playing or even arranging.

Download Ex. #1
Download Ex. #2
Download Ex. #3

2) “The Escape” using M3

M.I.T.A. uses several matrices that suggest combinations of intervals, horizontally and vertically. M3 is an abbreviation for Matrix 3 and covers all interval combinations that contain a minor third in it. There are as many ways how to use M3 in your writing as there are composers out there but you have to be specific and stick to your base of thinking to maintain consistency in your composition.


Here you can listen to the piano sketch of “The Escape” as it shows up in the PDF. Listen to the sketch first in order to get an idea how we started this composition.

And now, here is the development of “The Escape”. You can even listen to the orchestral version while following the sketch in the PDF and you will see that the sketch already pretty much contains all information. This is a great example of the process that is being taught at M.I.T.A.: Gathering material, sketching and developing ideas.