Torley On Composition: How To Rip Off Philip Glass

Torley, in his inimitable way, explains how to play minimal piano in the style of Philip Glass – or as Torley puts it, how to make music that  “rips off Philip Glass”.

Along the way, Torley highlights how Philip Glass creates variations in density, texture and motion from very basic material.

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20 thoughts on “Torley On Composition: How To Rip Off Philip Glass

  1. Seriously though, I like Torley's infectious enthusiasm and the way that his YouTube videos always have some real content, rather than just "here's my atari punk console I finished five minutes ago". Mind you, I'd like to hear Torley on an APC…

    Kudos, Mr Torley.

  2. don't these people know that others don't wanna have to watch their videos with their heads tilted to the side?

  3. don't these people know that others don't wanna have to watch their videos with their heads tilted to the side?

  4. don't these people know that others don't wanna have to watch their videos with their heads tilted to the side?

  5. don't these people know that others don't wanna have to watch their videos with their heads tilted to the side?

  6. don't these people know that others don't wanna have to watch their videos with their heads tilted to the side?

  7. Seriously though, I like Torley's infectious enthusiasm and the way that his YouTube videos always have some real content, rather than just "here's my atari punk console I finished five minutes ago". Mind you, I'd like to hear Torley on an APC…

    Kudos, Mr Torley.

  8. Seriously though, I like Torley's infectious enthusiasm and the way that his YouTube videos always have some real content, rather than just "here's my atari punk console I finished five minutes ago". Mind you, I'd like to hear Torley on an APC…

    Kudos, Mr Torley.

  9. Seriously though, I like Torley's infectious enthusiasm and the way that his YouTube videos always have some real content, rather than just "here's my atari punk console I finished five minutes ago". Mind you, I'd like to hear Torley on an APC…

    Kudos, Mr Torley.

  10. Spot on analysis of assorted Glass techniques… except for the chord progression he keeps going back to in his examples… That's clearly Brian Tyler's 4 chords used in 60% of Tyler's soundtracks… (Bubba Ho-Tep, Timeline, Paparazzi, Children of Dune, etc…)

  11. Spot on analysis of assorted Glass techniques… except for the chord progression he keeps going back to in his examples… That's clearly Brian Tyler's 4 chords used in 60% of Tyler's soundtracks… (Bubba Ho-Tep, Timeline, Paparazzi, Children of Dune, etc…)

  12. Spot on analysis of assorted Glass techniques… except for the chord progression he keeps going back to in his examples… That's clearly Brian Tyler's 4 chords used in 60% of Tyler's soundtracks… (Bubba Ho-Tep, Timeline, Paparazzi, Children of Dune, etc…)

  13. Spot on analysis of assorted Glass techniques… except for the chord progression he keeps going back to in his examples… That's clearly Brian Tyler's 4 chords used in 60% of Tyler's soundtracks… (Bubba Ho-Tep, Timeline, Paparazzi, Children of Dune, etc…)

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