Music Composers Unite!
Over the last few months I have noticed a trend in the forums, especially in the music dissection forum. More and more of the comments
about music posted here have been more about music production (i.e. sample
sounds used, mix of DAWs, ect, ect) and less comments about the overall music
itself. Along with that, I have seen less actually sheet music posted on this
forum, and more composers admitting that do not have any notated music to show
what so ever. I make these observations
merely as a composer who considers himself as a concert composer more than a
film composer (though I do have film experience). With so many composers here
now not posting sheet music, my comments are limited to what I hear and since
my knowledge of DAWs and sequencers are very limited. Likewise is made towards
my music and the music of other concert composers here. Since I do not have the
greatest sample library, nor do I have plans to obtain such a sample library, comments
are minimal at best. In addition, often I have read on mine as well as others posts
more comments on the quality of the audio clip then the actual music.
This has got me thinking; has the art of notating music become a lost art on this forum, or is this just a sign of the times and the interest
of up and coming composers has just shifted towards sample sounds more than
Now I am not worried about the any diminishing need for performers, there will always be more performers then composer and a lifetime amount of
music to perform. However, I do ponder as to why this change. Is it because of
the computer age we live in, is it easier to bypass notation and to write music
solely through sequencers and sample libraries, is it due to a heavy influence of
popular music and popular music production for film, television, and pop
artist, or does it stem from our declining and shifting standers in music
Just something to I have been pondering lately.