Art of Composing
Let's learn to compose together.
June 21, 2019 at 7:16 pm
Have you considered creating a course for those musicians with years of experience as professionals (musicians that is – studios, orchestras, bands etc, etc) – who have excellent skills in reading music and who understand harmony extremely well?
Those musicians who are still working doing all manner of gigs, preparing for gigs and who most likely have a bustling home studio life as well.
They most likely put their composing desires on the back-burner as life took over and the need to earn a decent living meant chasing and creating a maximum number of gigs.
These musicians could really use a course containing ideas on how to create a theme and develop it; create a form – develop it; use their DAW to complete an excellent work. And do it all very quickly because they’re still practicing their instrument and learning new pi
Composing for most of these musicians would never be a concerto, a sonata or any other form that was common 200-300 years ago. It would be a modern sound as used in for TV or film or games etc., etc.
Have you given a course of this nature some thought?
June 22, 2019 at 8:51 am
I can’t say that I’ve thought about a course exactly like that, but the sonata form course actually goes into how to develop ideas. I will look at it in the future though. Thanks for the suggestion.
November 3, 2013 at 7:56 pm
Have you considered posting tracks of your songs?
October 30, 2013 at 12:54 pm
I think you should dedicate more sections to harmony, for those who do not play a keyboard instrument.
November 3, 2013 at 7:48 am
I am planning on it. But harmony is a vast subject, and I want to do it justice, so it will still be a little while. I am glad you enjoy the site.
November 3, 2013 at 7:54 pm
Did I say I wanted more harmony sections? I meant melody, but you probably got it.
November 4, 2013 at 7:38 am
Thats good to hear you say that. I am actually working on a full blown melody course right now, that I hope to get out by this Christmas. But that also takes up most of my spare time that I would otherwise get to work on articles.
June 23, 2019 at 12:07 am
Impressive range of styles. I would have mistaken your Belt of Truth for John Williams! Have you written for more traditional media eg string quartet / piano trio etc?
June 27, 2019 at 6:30 am
Thanks Boris. I added a few things for string quartet to the end of the playlist.
July 22, 2013 at 2:36 am
This is really dope! I’m starting to get more serious into music theory and after searching on amazon for “music theory” your ebook came up and it brought me to this site. You have so much to offer! Will add this to my studies.
July 22, 2013 at 8:34 am
Glad to be at your service.
June 6, 2013 at 7:17 pm
I love the idea of a site for those of us who rely on self study. I think it could become a great community. What would be really nice is if there were a way to post original compositions and scores.
June 7, 2013 at 9:12 am
Thanks. I am working on setting up a forum and community. Hopefully it will be along shortly.
May 4, 2016 at 5:42 pm
How do I post my compositions, as I’m creating them on this site, to be analyzed?
May 4, 2016 at 6:53 pm
I listened to every one of your compositions, Jon. I am really impressed. Especially with the orchestral’s. The orchestral instrumentation really adds to the music and brings it out.
May 5, 2016 at 7:25 am
May 5, 2016 at 7:26 am
You can post them in the forums, or if you want to talk about them in a symposium, you can email them to me.
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