Here is another 30 minute composition. This is written in 5/8 time, so there is a constant “incomplete” feeling most of the time… but I kind of like that. As far as composing for 30 minutes, I made it to about bar 24. That is pretty much the exposition for a piece that ended up […]
Prelude in E major was finished in about 26 minutes. I made some slight changes after entering it into Sibelius.
In my last post, I talked about how I was going to get back into composing short pieces in 30 minutes or less. So here, I am putting my money where my mouth is. This was composed 10 December, in 29 minutes and 50 seconds exactly. Prelude in Eb Major For this piece I was […]
30 Minute Composition #4 – B Minor These are turning out to be very valuable exercises. I feel like I am learning a lot about the connection of melody, harmony and form. It is easy to get yourself stuck in a melody without thinking about the underlying harmony. When I do fill out the harmony, […]
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 […]
30 Minute Composition #2 – G Major. Another one bites the dust. Just barely made it this time. Let me know what you guys think of these. I plan on breaking these down in the future for short lessons on composing and honing your composing skills. Jon