After working together for over 40 years, John Williams and Steven Spielberg have some incredible insights to making a collaboration go smooth. John Williams describes it as an “Unbuttoned Trust”. Learn the secrets to building this unbuttoned trust, that every film composer and director should know.
In today’s modern world, composers are not the rock stars they used to be. At Beethoven’s funeral, it was estimated that 20,000 people showed up. So this leaves the composers of today with fewer chances for fame and fortune. What options do you have for making a living as a composer? There are a few, […]
Composing shouldn’t just be something you do, it should be a habit. What do I mean by habit? Habits don’t have to be just bad, they can and are good things. You just need to know what makes them work, and how you can affect them. What is a Habit? In my last post, I […]
Recently I have been having a change of mindset towards the way I approach life in general. This is really stemming from two books that I am reading. The first book, The War of Art by Steven Pressfield, is making me relook what it means to be truly dedicated to something, and specifically what it […]
So recently I have not been posting much. Hopefully you have noticed this, as that means you are a regular visitor. None the less, I would like to talk about it because I think there are ways to always be learning in life and this is one of them. A Hub for Learning Music Composition […]
Your Home Music Composing Studio Yes, your home composing studio. The space where all the magic happens. There are several things that you need to consider in setting up the idea environment for composing and to be most productive. These are: Home Composing Studio Setup Areas of Focus Privacy Ambient Sound Organization Capabilities Feng Shui […]