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Which way you prefer for composing

1: Using FL studio or other software to compose directly. 2: Humming or playing with an instrument, then interpret into notation. 3: Writin…

Started by Xiang Li

8 Jul 7
Reply by Jon Corelis

Question about Notation

Hello, everyone! I look forward to joining in on some musical discussions as most of my peers aren't all that into sitting for hours decidi…

Started by Matt Baker

15 May 18
Reply by Matt Baker

Specific goal in tricky time signature

I'm a mostly self-taught composer working on an opera that sets a prose text.  The time signatures change wildly to reflect speech rhythms.…

Started by Scott Andrew Hutchins

19 Nov 10, 2018
Reply by Stephen Lines

How can I learn to write atonal music?

I want to ask the question that was suggested in another thread because I think it's important. The question is: How should an inexperience…

Started by Ingo Lee

88 Jul 23, 2018
Reply by Nick Capocci

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


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