Collaboration | The Italian Connection

I have been driving and working intensely on a research project named ‘FoKu’, which is an abbreviation of the Danish words meaning ‘Research’ and ‘Artistic development’.

The project is a collaboration between The Royal Academy of Music in Aalborg, where I hold a position as Assistant Professor, and Saint Louis College of Music in Rome, Italy.

I have composed a number of songs in different musical genres that have been recorded and notated as sheet music. This educational material is aimed a intermediate to advanced students.

In the first round of this research project, four songs were composed, recorded and produced. Now, the second round is about to be finalized.

The material is available for free to anyone who might find it useful.


FoKu 1

The first round of the FoKu project consists of four tunes that can be watched in three different versions:

  • Performance
  • Tutorial
  • Slow

Each song is also accompanied by one or more sheets, as well as backingtracks, including stems for each of the instruments, which allows you to open them in a DAW and mix your own backing track for practicing these songs and exercises.

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Razzblues

Tutorial
Slow Version
Download Razzblues sheet
Download Razzblues backingtrack (166 bpm) (minus guitar) (mp3)
Download Razzblues backingtrack (166 bpm) (stems) (WAV)
Download Razzblues backingtrack (100 bpm) (stems) (WAV)

The Rock

Tutorial
Slow Version
Download The Rock sheet (rhythm guitar)
Download The Rock sheet (lead guitar)
Download The Rock backingtrack (120 bpm) (stems) (WAV)
Download The Rock backingtrack (80 bpm) (stems) (WAV)

Summer Samba

Slow Version
Download Summer Samba sheet
Download Summer Samba backingtrack (112 bpm) (stems) (WAV)
Download Summer Samba backingtrack (80 bpm) (stems) (WAV)

Fast Country

Tutorial
Slow Version
Download Fast Country exercise #1 sheet
Download Fast Country backingtrack (150 bpm) (stems) (WAV)
Download Fast Country backingtrack (80 bpm) (stems) (WAV)

FoKu 2

The second round of the FoKu project is still in progress, but this space will be updated, as the material gets finalized. So, please do check in regularly.

When I Think of You

This is the first release of the second round of the RoKu research project, where the collaboration was extended to include Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, as well as musicians from Saint Louis College of Music in Rome.

Arranging for a large string ensemble was a challenge, as well as a great experience, and I hope to get the opportunity for more symphonic sessions in the future.

House of Math

Tutorial