GRYVUL SCHOOL

ONLINE COURSE
«COMPOSITION, ARRANGEMENT AND
YOUR FIRST SYMPHONY»

ONLINE COURSE
«COMPOSITION, ARRANGEMENT AND
YOUR FIRST SYMPHONY»

TEACHER

KATARINA GRYVUL

composer, violinist, music producer, sound artist, educator

- Hello! This course is specially designed so that you can write your first symphony in three months, finally understand the whole composer's "kitchen", easily manage to make arrangements and start enjoying creating music!

I have been involved in music for more than 20 years. During this time I have had concerts in different parts of the world. My music has been performed at the most prestigious festivals, including the Ars Electronica and CTM Festival. I received a professional music education at the Lviv and Krakow Music Academies, as well as master classes with the best contemporary composers . I am currently continuing my studies at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz.

I have been teaching for 9 years and I get huge pleasure from it. For me, as a teacher, the most important thing is to open the world of music, to develop the individuality and potential of everyone, to show that in fact, everything is very simple!


My latest achievements ...

TEACHER

KATARINA GRYVUL

composer, violinist, music producer, sound artist, educator

- Hello! This course is specially designed so that you can write your first symphony in three months, finally understand the whole composer's "kitchen", easily manage to make arrangements and start enjoying creating music!
I have been involved in music for more than 20 years. During this time I have had concerts in different parts of the world. My music has been performed at the most prestigious festivals, including the Ars Electronica and CTM Festival. I received a professional music education at the Lviv and Krakow Music Academies, as well as master classes with the best contemporary composers . I am currently continuing my studies at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz.

I have been teaching for 9 years and I get huge pleasure from it. For me, as a teacher, the most important thing is to open the world of music, to develop the individuality and potential of everyone, to show that in fact, everything is very simple!

My latest achievements ...

WHAT YOU GET IN THE COURSE

1
Your first symphony
Do you dream of writing a symphony? To feel like a real composer?
In this course, you will learn everything you need to do this. You will immerse yourself in the world of instruments, with their various timbres, in the world of composition, arrangement and creation of professional music.
2
Analysis of orchestral music
After this course, orchestral music will become clearer to you. You will be able to determine by ear what symphonic instruments sound at this moment, what articulation they play, their timbre combination, the dramaturgy of the piece, interesting harmonic progressions and thanks to what exactly such a sound is achieved.
3
Orchestral music in DAW
I've adapted my knowledge and will show you how to create orchestral music in a DAW. I will talk about the best tool libraries and their capabilities. You can mix styles, electronics with orchestral sound. You will discover a whole wonderful world for yourself.
4
Comprehensive learning system
You will gain in-depth knowledge of composition, harmony, polyphony, musical form, instrumentation and arrangement. I combined it all and created a step-by-step system just so that you not only learn something new but also know how to use it.
5
Modern composition
I will introduce you to extended techniques of sound in different instruments that are used in 20th and 21st-century music. These are incredible timbres that will enrich your composition and make it special. This is truly unique knowledge that almost no one shares.
6
Instrumentation and arrangement
Most of the course will be devoted to this. You will learn all the instruments of a symphony orchestra, you will know their features and how to create music for them. Learn how to radically change the sound of an existing piece with the help of an arrangement.

WHAT YOU GET IN THE COURSE

1
Your first symphony
Do you dream of writing a symphony? To feel like a real composer?
In this course, you will learn everything you need to do this. You will immerse yourself in the world of instruments, with their various timbres, in the world of composition, arrangement, and creation of professional music.
2
Analysis of orchestral music
After this course, orchestral music will become clearer to you. You will be able to determine by ear what symphonic instruments sound at this moment, what articulation they play, their timbre combination, the dramaturgy of the piece, interesting harmonic progressions and thanks to what exactly such a sound is achieved.
3
Orchestral music in DAW
I've adapted my knowledge and will show you how to create orchestral music in a DAW. I will talk about the best tool libraries and their capabilities. You can mix styles, electronics with orchestral sound. You will discover a whole wonderful world for yourself.
4
Comprehensive learning system
You will gain in-depth knowledge of composition, harmony, polyphony, musical form, instrumentation and arrangement. I combined it all and created a step-by-step system just so that you not only learn something new but also know how to use it.
5
Modern composition
I will introduce you to extended techniques of sound in different instruments that are used in 20th and 21st-century music. These are incredible timbres that will enrich your composition and make it special. This is truly unique knowledge that almost no one shares.
6
Instrumentation and arrangement
Most of the course will be devoted to this. You will learn all the instruments of a symphony orchestra, you will know their features and how to create music for them. Learn how to radically change the sound of an existing piece with the help of an arrangement.

WHAT YOU NEED FOR THE COURSE

Computer
Most likely your computer will fit, but it is desirable to review the requirements
Headphones and midi keyboard
Any headphones are suitable, but I would recommend something like beyerdynamic DT-990 Pro to better hear all the intricacies of mixing
Desire
Without motivation, this course will be meaningless. If there is a desire and a light inside, then you will succeed!

WHAT YOU NEED FOR THE COURSE

Computer
Most likely your computer will fit, but it is desirable to review the requirements
Headphones and midi keyboard
Any headphones are suitable, but I would recommend something like beyerdynamic DT-990 Pro to better hear all the intricacies of mixing
Desire
Without motivation, this course will be meaningless. If there is a desire and a light inside, then you will succeed!

LAYOUT OF THE COURSE

LAYOUT OF THE COURSE

The course lasts 3 months
(2 times a week for 2 hours)
It takes place in a comfortable online format.
We work with all known DAW, so choose the one that is best for you
Each lesson is divided into informational and practical parts, this is the most convenient method for learning.
The course is divided into 3 modules
After the first module, you will be able to come up with original melodies and build complex harmonies to them.
After the second one, you will know all the groups of instruments of a symphony orchestra and understand their building and capabilities.
In the third module - you will delve even deeper into orchestral music, you will know how to create a powerful arrangement and write a piece for a symphony orchestra.
All graduates have access to our community
A place where you can develop creatively, be inspired, and grow as a musician. Collaborations, live broadcasts, online jam sessions, lectures by musicians from around the world, communication, and exchange of experiences. Therefore, after the course, everything is just beginning ;)
Show course program

PROGRAM

MODULE 1
- What is essential to writing your music
- How to create and develop your own ideas
- Musical sketches
- What is arrangement and why this skill is important for any musician
- Melody, harmony, and rhythm as the three main components of the composition
- A brief digression into the theory of music and harmony
- Tone, semitone, scale
- Tonal and modal systems in music
- Consonance and dissonance
- Intervals
- Tonality
- Motive. Phrase. Period
- Features of creating your own melody
- Structure of chords and their inversion
- Tonal-functional system
- The practice of writing a melody in DAW
- Modulation, its types
- Melody harmonization
- Voice leading and bass function
- Types of melody development
- Different kinds of non-chord sounds
- Feature of melismatic and method of application
- What is a culmination
- Practice melody harmonization in DAW
- Texture and its varieties (polyphonic, heterophonic, homophonic, homophonic-harmonic)
- What is the form in composition?
- Varieties of the form (binary, ternary, strophic, progressive types)
- Fugue. Writing technique and features of using polyphonic thinking in one's own music
- Cyclic forms. Symphony
- Practice writing different textures in DAW
1
2
3
4
week
week
week
week
MODULE 2
- Symphony Orchestra
- String-bow group (violin, viola, cello, double bass)
- The building of the instruments, specifics of playing techniques
- Strokes as a means of articulation
- Extended techniques for bowed string instruments
- Selection of bowed string libraries in DAW
- Working with libraries in DAW
- Writing a composition for bowed string instruments in DAW
- Woodwinds (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon)
- Varieties of the woodwind family
- The building of the instruments, specifics of playing techniques
- Means of articulation
- Extended techniques for wooden wind instruments
- Selection of woodwind libraries in DAW
- Work with libraries in DAW
- Writing a composition for woodwind instruments in DAW
- Brass (trumpet, horn, trombone, saxophone, tuba)
- Varieties of the brass family
- The building of the instruments, specifics of playing techniques
- Means of articulation
- Extended techniques bras for brass wind instruments
- Selection of brass libraries in DAW
- Work with libraries in DAW
- Writing compositions for brass wind instruments in DAW
- Percussion group
- Membranophones and idiophones
- Means of articulation
- Features of writing rhythmic patterns depending on the style of the work
- Selection of percussion libraries in DAW
- Work with libraries in DAW
- Writing different rhythmic patterns with different percussion instruments in DAW
5
6
7
8
week
week
week
week
MODULE 3
- Features of writing music for symphony orchestra
- The role of each of the groups of tools
- Types of orchestral texture
- The best timbre combinations of instruments
- How to write your own composition for orchestra, tips and life hacks
- Writing your own composition for symphony orchestra in DAW
- Graphic score
- Features and technique for writing graphic scores
- Musical dramaturgy
- Features of writing orchestral music in different genres
- Practice writing orchestral music in different genres in DAW
- Complex orchestral textures (layering of different textures)
- Extended orchestra
- Polyrhythm
- Reharmonization of the melody
- Sequence and canon
- How to use the timbres of various instruments to evoke an associative image for the listener
- Background and minimalistic music in the orchestra
- The importance of timbre and timbre hearing
- Analysis of extended instrumental techniques in DAW
- Arrangement of a melody for a different compositions of instruments in DAW
- Arrangement of a melody in a given style
- Melody reharmonization in DAW
9
10
11
12
week
week
week
week

ACCESS LEVELS

Standard
  • Group up to 10 people
  • Informative and understandable lectures
  • Structured materials for each lesson
  • Practical classes where we will consolidate the theoretical material and write your first symphony
  • Access to a common group with all students, where you can help each other, and if necessary, I will answer your questions
  • My TOP useful links and materials

250 EU / month
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Creative
  • Everything included in the Standard + package
  • Every two weeks, an individual lesson with me, where you can analyze all personal issues in more detail and delve into the direction of music that interests you more
  • Private chat with a mentor
  • Music for cinema, its features, and psychological aspects of sound
  • Step-by-step instructions for writing your own portfolio
350 EU / month
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Curator
  • An individual course created specifically for your goals
  • Would you like to write your own symphony?
  • Do you want to enrich your electronic music with orchestral sound?
  • Have you always been interested in film music?
  • Two weeks before the start of the training, we will hold a comprehensive conversation in which we will discuss all the areas that interest you and set goals. This is necessary so that I can adapt the course program as effectively as possible, taking into account your personal wishes
  • Personal lessons and coaching to the result
700 EU / month
SIGN UP

ACCESS LEVELS

Standard
  • Group up to 10 people
  • Informative and understandable lectures
  • Structured materials for each lesson
  • Practical classes where we will consolidate the theoretical material and write your first symphony
  • Access to a common group with all students, where you can help each other, and if necessary, I will answer your questions
  • My TOP useful links and materials
250 EU / month
Creative
  • Everything included in the Standard + package
  • Every two weeks an individual lesson with me, where we can analyze all personal issues in more detail and delve into the direction of music that interests you more
  • Private chat with mentor
  • Music for cinema, its features, and psychological aspects of sound
  • Step-by-step instructions for writing your own portfolio
350 EU / month
Curator
  • An individual course created specifically for your goals
  • Would you like to write your own symphony?
  • Do you want to enrich your electronic music with orchestral sound?
  • Have you always been interested in film music?
  • Two weeks before the start of the training, we will hold a comprehensive conversation in which we will discuss all the areas that interest you and set goals. This is necessary so that I can adapt the course program as effectively as possible, taking into account your personal wishes
  • Personal lessons and coaching to the result
700 EU / month

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What will I be able to do after the course?
You will be able to come up with original melodies and build complex harmonies to them, apply various popular musical forms. You will know how to create music for all symphony orchestra instruments, you will learn to make arrangements, you will be able to write orchestral music in DAW.
I am not a musician and have never learned anything about music. Is this course right for me?
The program is designed so that you can write tracks with any level of training. It is important to practice at least a few hours a day during the course.
Are there any discounts for graduates of other courses in Gryvul School?
Yes of course! Write to us by e-mail: info@gryvul.school
How to book a course? Is installment possible?
To book a course, you only need to pay half of the monthly cost of the course. The balance must be paid no later than the day before the start.
Is it possible to give a course as a present to someone?
Yes of course! Write to us by e-mail: info@gryvul.school

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  1. Ephemera Festival, produced by Unsound (Warsaw, 2022)
  2. CTM Festival (Berlin, 2022)
  3. HYPERREALITY (Vienna, 2022)
  4. United Islands of Europe (Prague, 2022)
  5. TREMPLIN DE LA CRÉATION (Paris, 2022)
  6. Release of a second album "TYSHA" (Standard Deviation) and presentation at
  7. Sinfonia Varsovia Festival (Warsaw, 2021)
  8. ICMC2021. International Computer Music Conference (Santiago, 2021)
  9. RIVERSSSOUNDS - Sound Art Residency (Krakow, 2021)
  10. ARS ELECTRONICA (Linz, 2020)
  11. Audio Art Festival (Krakow, 2020)
  12. A member of the First music catalog of Ukrainian music
  13. 10th International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky city
  14. Competition "Power of Young" category music and sound - Grand Prix
  15. Ecosistema Sonico (Priverno, 2020)
  16. Had a presentation at A C O U S M O N I U M Conference 37th General Assembly of International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music. (Krakow, 2019)
  17. She has also been selected as a winner of the Scorefollower 'Fall 2019' call for scores.
  18. International acousmatic festival "Sounds Around Me Festival" (Vienna, 2019)
  19. Masterclasses on electroacoustic and acousmatic composition (Vienna, 2019)
  20. Young Talent Award - Krakow Film Music Festival (2019)
  21. 48th International Festival of Contemporary music "Poznanska Wiosna Muzyczna"
  22. International Festival of Kraków Composers (2018, 2019)
  23. Contrasts International Contemporary Music Festival (2018,2019)
  24. COURSE. International Master Classes of New Music (2017-2019)
  25. Dream Project Sound iD member of International Artist Residency
  26. Visual arts and experimental music festival "Nadmiar" (Krakow, 2019)
  27. Koncert Studia Muzyki Elektroakustycznej Akademii Muzycznej w Krakowe" (Poznan, 2019)
  28. Scholarship of the President of Ukraine for young writers and artists (2019)
  29. Participant in the GAUDE POLONIA (scholarship of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Poland 2018)
  30. Musician performance at the festival of science and art in synchrotron SOLARIS (Krakow, 2018)
  31. Kyiv contemporary composition music masterclasses
  32. KCMD- Kyiv electroacoustic contemporary composition music masterclasses
  33. International festival of electroacoustic music «VOX ELECTRONICA» (2017)


  1. Ephemera Festival, produced by Unsound (Warsaw, 2022)
  2. CTM Festival (Berlin, 2022)
  3. HYPERREALITY (Vienna, 2022)
  4. United Islands of Europe (Prague, 2022)
  5. TREMPLIN DE LA CRÉATION (Paris, 2022)
  6. Release of a second album "TYSHA" (Standard Deviation) and presentation at
  7. Sinfonia Varsovia Festival (Warsaw, 2021)
  8. ICMC2021. International Computer Music Conference (Santiago, 2021)
  9. RIVERSSSOUNDS - Sound Art Residency (Krakow, 2021)
  10. ARS ELECTRONICA (Linz, 2020)
  11. Audio Art Festival (Krakow, 2020)
  12. A member of the First music catalog of Ukrainian music
  13. 10th International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky city
  14. Competition "Power of Young" category music and sound - Grand Prix
  15. Ecosistema Sonico (Priverno, 2020)
  16. Had a presentation at A C O U S M O N I U M Conference 37th General Assembly of International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music. (Krakow, 2019)
  17. She has also been selected as a winner of the Scorefollower 'Fall 2019' call for scores.
  18. International acousmatic festival "Sounds Around Me Festival" (Vienna, 2019)
  19. Masterclasses on electroacoustic and acousmatic composition (Vienna, 2019)
  20. Young Talent Award - Krakow Film Music Festival (2019)
  21. 48th International Festival of Contemporary music "Poznanska Wiosna Muzyczna"
  22. International Festival of Kraków Composers (2018, 2019)
  23. Contrasts International Contemporary Music Festival (2018,2019)
  24. COURSE. International Master Classes of New Music (2017-2019)
  25. Dream Project Sound iD member of International Artist Residency
  26. Visual arts and experimental music festival "Nadmiar" (Krakow, 2019)
  27. Koncert Studia Muzyki Elektroakustycznej Akademii Muzycznej w Krakowe" (Poznan, 2019)
  28. Scholarship of the President of Ukraine for young writers and artists (2019)
  29. Participant in the GAUDE POLONIA (scholarship of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Poland 2018)
  30. Musician performance at the festival of science and art in synchrotron SOLARIS (Krakow, 2018)
  31. Kyiv contemporary composition music masterclasses
  32. KCMD- Kyiv electroacoustic contemporary composition music masterclasses
  33. International festival of electroacoustic music «VOX ELECTRONICA» (2017)


- Gerhard Eckel (Austria)
- Richard Bellis (USA)
- Stefan Prins (Belgium)
- Ake Parmerud (Sweden)
- Andrew Toovey (UK)
- Sarah Nemtsov (Germany)
- Oscar Bianchi (Italy/ Switzerland)
- Raphael Cendo (France)
- Nick Wollage (UK)
- Marek Chołoniewski (Poland)
- Annette Vande Gorne (Belgium)
- Alla Zagaykevych (Ukraine)
- Sergej Newski (Russia-Germany)
- Jerzy Kornowicz (Poland)
- Martin Schuttler (Germany)
- Clemens Gadenstätter (Austria)
- Jaime Reis (Portugal)
- Thomas Gorbach (Austria)
- Sergej Maingardt (Germany)
- Mehmet Can Ozer (Turkey)
- Marcin Strzelecki (Poland)
- Matthias Kranebitter (Austria)
- Dariusz Przybylski (Poland)
- Michael Schelle (USA)
- Sławomir Wojciechowski (Poland)
- Anna Korsun (Ukraine – Germany)
- Simon Vosecek (Austria-Czech Republic)
- Maxim Kolomiiets (Ukraine)


- Gerhard Eckel (Austria)
- Richard Bellis (USA)
- Stefan Prins (Belgium)
- Ake Parmerud (Sweden)
- Andrew Toovey (UK)
- Sarah Nemtsov (Germany)
- Oscar Bianchi (Italy/ Switzerland)
- Raphael Cendo (France)
- Nick Wollage (UK)
- Marek Chołoniewski (Poland)
- Annette Vande Gorne (Belgium)
- Alla Zagaykevych (Ukraine)
- Sergej Newski (Russia-Germany)
- Jerzy Kornowicz (Poland)
- Martin Schuttler (Germany)
- Clemens Gadenstätter (Austria)
- Jaime Reis (Portugal)
- Thomas Gorbach (Austria)
- Sergej Maingardt (Germany)
- Mehmet Can Ozer (Turkey)
- Marcin Strzelecki (Poland)
- Matthias Kranebitter (Austria)
- Dariusz Przybylski (Poland)
- Michael Schelle (USA)
- Sławomir Wojciechowski (Poland)
- Anna Korsun (Ukraine – Germany)
- Simon Vosecek (Austria-Czech Republic)
- Maxim Kolomiiets (Ukraine)