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.