Ever wonder what the process of composing music is really all about? Are you confused about how to even start composing, let alone, how to develop a piece of music and when to stop? Find out about the process I go through when composing, and for a special treat, listen to me actually compose an entire piece of music live.
When composing a melody, you have to be able to simultaneously comprehend all of the different aspects of a melody, while at the same time, push them out of the active working part of your mind, so your creativity can take over. This was discussed in my previous article, Creativity and The Importance of Melody. […]
Developing the Composition The next phase in the music composing process is developing your composition. All composers must go through this process. You have to take that messy glob of musical ideas and inspiration and turn it into something real. The key that binds composers here is a mastery of musical form and other aspects […]
Capturing Musical Inspiration and the Music Composing Process Welcome back. The music composing process seems to be elusive and hard to nail down. But I believe it boils down to a few things. Finding inspiration and removing inhibition, capturing that inspiration, letting the subconscious go to work and then using the technical side of composing, […]
The Secrets Behind the Music Composing Process In this series of articles, I will address, not the specifics of how one composer worked versus another. Instead, I am going to take a bird’s eye view of the music composing process. The Music Composing Process is Personal The music composing process is a personal one. Every […]