For many people, music theory is a dry, uninteresting subject that is painful to learn, and hard to put into practice. I have never been cursed with this mindset. In fact, I have always enjoyed learning about music and the theoretical aspects behind it. But I am always on the lookout for other ways of […]
How To Learn Music Composition – One Step at a Time Learning music composition is a life long journey. But do not fear, if you are deliberate and focused you will improve. The key is learning how to learn music composition. Learning Overload and Just in Time Learning When anyone sets out to learn a […]
Start Composing Now It’s more than just a statement it’s a directive. The reason that most people never learn to compose, is because they never try. There are just a few things that you need in order to start composing. They are: A way to write down or record your composition A musical idea A […]
Compose. Compose more. Compose even more. Compose even more than that. Compose when you don’t want to. Compose when you do. Compose when you have inspiration. Compose when you don’t. Compose everyday. Keep composing. Thanks to Brian Clark for his original inspirational post about becoming a better writer. Check it out here.
30 Minute Composition #3 – D Major This one proved to be a little more difficult in the D minor section. I was attempting to make it sound a little “medieval.” It usually comes down to the wire with these. You may notice in bar 8, it slows down, kind of boring. This is because […]
The Art of Composing Music This post is going to be the first in a series of post that will cover how to compose music. Having a personal process of composing music can be just as important to composing well, as knowing music theory. If your process is disjointed, or even worse, you don’t have […]
I am trying to come up with a structure for how I approach learning to compose, or really, re-learning to compose. While driving to work, it dawned on me that learning to compose is similar to learning a language. More accurately, learning to write in a language. Listening First When we first learn a language […]