Well, I'm currently on my second semester of my music education degree. I transferred in Spring semester, so I was unable to take the required block course that we have (Piano I, Aural Skills I,…Continue
I've been teaching composition privately for many years to a small group of very gifted composers, ranging in age from 5 to 85. These "kids" consistently win state, division, national and international awards, but…"
"I wouldn't say that your theoretical and aural studies are a waste and that they don't do anything good for you. The ability to hear things and immediately being able to recognice what they are (in terms of key, scale, harmony etc.) is…"
"Perhaps the title "composer" is the same as the title "entrepreneur"
It's a description others may have for you but not one you should use yourself until and unless others describe you as such.
The whole learning thing be it…"
"You ask a great question, in my opinion. It's one I am currently trying to answer for myself, and I graduated in 2011 with Bachelor of Music Degree in Composition.
All the theory and aural skills classes didn't seem to help me with…"
"Theory classes are not composition classes. Composition classes are not always composition classes. Sometimes they just get in the way. Yes, study scores if you must. Listen to lots of different kinds of music. Ingrain in your soul what different…"
"I find that replicating is a good way to develop your own personal skill and senses. I suppose you've got basic harmony and theory nailed (maybe even more advanced concepts as well) so do this: set a personal compositional challenge. Decide on…"
Well, I'm currently on my second semester of my music education degree. I transferred in Spring semester, so I was unable to take the required block course that we have (Piano I, Aural Skills I, Theory I)Near the end of this semester, I realize that my Theory and Aural Skills classes have done little to nothing for my composition abilities. I've tried to get help from my Theory teacher, who by the way is one of the nicest people I've ever met, but she admits that she can't really help me with…See More
What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Orchestra, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
About Me (MUST be more than 10 words to be approved):
I'm a music education major studying at a university in North Carolina. I've been working on composition now for about two years, with influences from the late Classical period such as Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.
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