What are harmonic inversions? If you’re not using them, you run the risk of writing very boring progressions and pieces.
Watch me compose a functional chord progression.
Effective modulation is one of the skills that sets apart great composers from amateurs. In the 2nd installment of the Art of Modulation series, learn all about common chord modulation, and what it can do for your composing.
http://traffic.libsyn.com/artofcomposing/03_AOC_003_-_So_You_Want_to_Become_a_Composer.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | MoreEpisode 3 of the Art of Composing Podcast. In this episode, I talk about what it takes to start composing immediately. What is in this episode: The mindset you need to learn to compose music. How to approach the […]
The Frustration of Learning Counterpoint This article talks about: My frustrations with learning counterpoint on my own from books Some facts and assumptions about learning counterpoint My first counterpoint lesson (hint: it involves your input to make it work) If you want to skip to the first lesson, just scroll to the bottom of the […]
There are only a few things that you need to learn about harmony before you can really start composing with direction. I say composing with direction because you could slap on any old harmony, hope that it works, and that is composing. You could compose by ear, and that is great, but you probably won’t […]
Should I Start With the Melody or the Harmony? This is a common question when learning to compose music. The answer is a simple one. You need to start with both. How Do I Start with Both Melody and Harmony? Let me stat out by asking you a question. If you were to write a […]