It is possible to write without the aid of an instrument. Instruments can actually be detrimental to your composing. And it’s not just instruments. DAWs, notation software, and virtual instruments all get in the way of the pure ideas we have. Find out why.
I am a huge proponent of studying music theory. I have many reasons for this, but the main reasons really comes back to this – good music theory is written by very smart people thinking very deeply about what great composers have done. Sometimes they miss the mark. But sometimes they are able to describe […]
The Emotional Process of Composing Music Do you have that desire to compose something great for the world? Did you experience something that you cannot explain in words? Music is an incredible thing, that can express the “inexpressible,” but how does that happen? How do you get from emotion to music? What is your process […]
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 […]