In Dorico on mac, F3 should open the mixer, not launch mission control. Fluor fixes that.
Want to make fast progress? Finding cool chord progressions from great music, and internalizing will give you a huge repository of ideas to pull from in your own music.
What are harmonic inversions? If you’re not using them, you run the risk of writing very boring progressions and pieces.
It is possible to write without the aid of an instrument. Instruments can actually be detrimental to your composing. And it’s not just instruments. DAWs, notation software, and virtual instruments all get in the way of the pure ideas we have. Find out why.
The two main theme types, the sentence and the period have somewhat different musical goals. In this episode, I talk about how I use them in my own composing.
In this episode, I talk about the basic idea, and why it’s such a useful way to start your themes.
In this video, I talk about Formal Functions, the idea that your music can represent temporality.
In this episode, I show you my scoring template.
In this vlog, I show the techniques I talked about in the previous video on sketching.
Sketching is a critical skill. Here are five tips to improve your ability to sketch.
Watch me compose a functional chord progression.
Don’t ruin your hearing. In this episode, I talk about why it’s important for composers to protect their hearing.
Watch me compose as quick as I can in five minutes. The goal of this episode is to just show you what it’s like to sit down and write some music. It’s really no big deal. I sit. I play. I write.
Have you ever wanted to compose but ran into writer’s block? This episode gives you a few strategies to tackle this universal problem that all composers have.
Defining creative problems is a powerful tool for growth as a composer. You’re probably not doing it right. Here’s how.
What are creative problems and why are they important? Your growth as a composer is tied directly to the questions you ask. Learn how to ask the right kinds of questions to improve your composing skills.
Having a good morning routine sets you up for success while you compose. Find out what my routine is like in the morning.
Piano is critical for you as a composer. In this daily vlog, I talk about what I think is important when you are learning to play the piano, the skills you need, and why they are applicable.
I get asked all the time if it is a good idea to go to college for music and composition. In this vlog, I try to answer the question.
Welcome to the first daily vlog for Art of Composing. This first episode is about your creative output as a composer and how important it is to compose a lot of music.