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The main requirements towards producing interesting music in any genre!

We can argue for days, weeks or eternity about, good or bad genre of music. Personal taste seldom alters although taste can and does change…

Started by Ray

39 on Monday
Reply by roger stancill

Good Internet Resource on technique.

Hi All,  I found this the other day and thought I'd post it for those who haven't seen it. It's an archive of theory books that can be down…

Started by Mike Hewer

17 May 16
Reply by Bruce Pearson


Although not a big fan of fugues, I did a little research to reacquaint myself with the form, and thought maybe someone else might hopefull…

Started by Bob Morabito

3 May 13
Reply by Bob Morabito

The Fugue Appreciation members list.

for those who think this form is the end rather than just being the means to an end. ;-)

Started by Ray

5 May 7
Reply by Mike Hewer

Writing for choir

I have written a score for a piece of mine in Sibelius and am now doing a mockup of it using East West's Hollywood Orchestra. I want to add…

Started by Mark DuBerry

26 Apr 9
Reply by Mark DuBerry

Writing at a fast tempo frustrations

I am starting to feel the faster I push the tempo in a piece I'm working on, the harder it gets to compose? But then, there is actually les…

Started by David Lilly

14 Apr 6
Reply by Bob Porter

Mastering Modern Composition

For various reasons I never studied composition as my major in undergrad or graduate (it was piano performance). How can one obtain the sam…

Started by Joel Becker

41 Mar 11
Reply by Joel Becker


Hi friends, Who among you, if anyone, has ever written a Coda to a piece? It seems out of fashion. If you did write a Coda, how about posti…

Started by Gav Brown

17 Dec 16, 2016
Reply by Gav Brown

Basic Guitar Questions

Hi all, I have a friend who's coming to visit and is bringing her guitar. I want to write some tunes for us to play together (I am a pianis…

Started by Gav Brown

22 Dec 9, 2016
Reply by Ingo Lee

Experimental Sample Music: let's go crazy!

Let's make this thread about sample experiment music! Note that I am referring to samples that you collect yourself. That is my main inter…

Started by andrew thornton

5 Sep 11, 2016
Reply by Serenity Laine


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