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Constructing thematic material?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fredrick zinos Jun 13, 2012. 20 Replies

Relative newbie here. I'm sure this discussion has taken place here before, and I've read many of the discussions that cover this more broadly (i.e. "How do you come up with your ideas?" etc.) but…Continue

Tags: form, theme, composition


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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
classical and film
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Arlington, VA
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
Former music composition major now again taking up the study of music composition after 15 years and a totally unrelated career. I had forgotten just how frustrating this process is for me, and I don't know of anything else that equals the intellectual challenge of trying to compose music. As I'm sure is true of many other composers, I am my own worst critic, so many, many sketches will never see the light of day.

One thing I've learned about myself in many different arenas is that I'm more of a creative implementer than a "blank page" creative mind, so my approach to studying composition this time around has been to try to set parameters first, which I can then implement with my writing. I hope to have some finished product from this process to share with you soon.

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