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How to Compose Epic Music

Thanks Bob

Started by Bob Morabito

3 Jun 20, 2018
Reply by Bob Morabito

Writing a Passacaglia

Hello, I am planning to write a Passacaglia for small orchestra on an already given theme. It is meant to be relatively modern, but (mostly…

Started by Tillerich

10 May 19, 2018
Reply by Socrates Arvanitakis

Finding my American Voice

Hi Colleagues, Recently the phrase "Finding an American Voice" came up in a post Julie Harris put up about her excellent work "Shortnin' Br…

Started by Gav Brown

12 Apr 14, 2018
Reply by Gav Brown

Transitions between parts

Hi there~ Right now I'm working on a winds quartet that has multiple movements and sections. But I find I struggle with writing transitions…

Started by Notori

3 Mar 7, 2018
Reply by Bob Morabito

Neo-Riemannian theory - an intriguing and practical harmonic visualization concept that I love and use

I don’t know if this is old news and everybody knows this already but find this super interesting and useful so I Share it: https://youtub…

Started by Timo Schuemer

0 Feb 23, 2018

composing 'technique'

What do you think... I'm having thoughts - (post doing some composing coaching) - about composing technique. Keeping in mind of course my f…

Started by Robert Harvey

22 Feb 13, 2018
Reply by Dave Dexter

Music that conveys a visual scene

Hello everyone, a couple questions. I would like to develop the skill of composing music that depicts or seems to suggest a visual scene or…

Started by LeviathaninWaves

9 Feb 8, 2018
Reply by LeviathaninWaves

Best textbooks for learning how to analyze Stravinsky/Webern/Berg type works?

What are the best textbooks for learning how to analyze Stravinsky/Webern/Berg type works?

Started by Carson

9 Feb 8, 2018
Reply by Dave Dexter

is perfect pitch an advantage to a composer?

I saw that Julie Harris mentioned in a blog post that her composition students "mostly have perfect pitch".  How much advantage does perfe…

Started by Manfred Goop

37 Feb 8, 2018
Reply by Manfred Goop

Do you edit and critique your ideas as you come up with them, or try to shut off that part of your brain and judge what's good later?

Same as the title

Started by Carson

1 Feb 4, 2018
Reply by Emily S.


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