Hello guys. I am wondering if this course applies to all types of music? I am not interested in learning to compose classical music, but rather I want to use the tools he teaches to apply to other contemporary types of music. I would be willing to purchase the whole program if so.
Also im curious to know if i can do this with a guitar instead of a piano?
I would say certain things I teach apply to all styles, for instance, the process of composition, the philosophy and mindset needed to complete pieces, etc.
Other aspects apply to most tonal styles (classical, romantic, early twentieth century, pop, jazz, rock, EDM). These would be form, functional harmony, melody, orchestration, etc.
What is critical is how you apply it to your music. Do the exercises and then attempt to apply it to your own composition style.
And yes, this works for guitar. I teach through mostly through piano because it is a great instrument for composition. But I have done a fair amount of composition for guitar as well (especially when I was younger) and the process is the same. The difference is the constraints. You obviously can’t play the guitar exactly like the piano, so how you write chords and melodies differ, but overall the process feels the same.
Just in case you’re curious, here is something I wrote mostly on guitar, for guitar and orchestra. The process of composing was the same as the piano.