A Systematic Method of Common Chord Modulation
by Derek Remes
The following method was developed by Nadia Boulanger as a system of modulation to nearby keys using common chords. Nadia wrote all the cadences herself, and taught the method to David Conte, among others. David gave a lecture on the subject at the European American Musical Alliance in Paris in 2010, which is where I was introduced to it.
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Mr. Remes is a composer of contemporary classical music with dual degrees in Composition and Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music (summa cum laude). He is an active pianist and organist, and performs regularly as a church musician. Mr. Remes has twice attended the European American Musical Alliance in Paris, studying both composition and chamber music. He is currently applying to graduate schools for his MM in Composition. His website is: derekremes.com.