I often think about what it takes to truly master the subject of composition. It can be frustrating from the standpoint of student, finding yourself writing pieces that you have written before… just in a new way. I remember an instructor pilot of mine, when I was learning to fly helicopters say, “There are guys […]
Why learn counterpoint? Because counterpoint. In this article, I explain the reason everyone needs to learn, and master the fine art of counterpoint, and how that fits into all facets of composition.
It has been a while since I wrote a post. The main reason being burnout. What’s this you say! Burnout! But I thought you always had passion for composing classical music? Yes it is true. I have noticed a trend in my own approach to hobbies, especially music. It goes something like this: Start to […]
A New Beginning… Every once and a while, I sit back an try to examine who I am as a composer. Some of the questions I may ask myself are: Am I creating music that is meaningful? Will anyone want to listen to my music when I am gone? What is the missing ingredient? For […]
So recently I have been very busy with different things in my life. We are getting ready to move to California in the next couple of months because I am getting out of the Army very soon. This means I have been busier than normal and unfortunately have not been able to sit down and […]