Richard Ford replied to Karl Whelan's discussion Extracting the sound from my head.
"And as a last note, it isn't a problem, at all. It's just something to really focus on developing."
Nov 6, 2012
Richard Ford replied to Karl Whelan's discussion Extracting the sound from my head.
"I second Lara's advice, composing away from instruments is very good for your development. Another thing to try practice is to develop the music more before trying to go to paper or a piano. For instance, play it back in your head until you really…"
Nov 6, 2012
Luci Holland replied to Karl Whelan's discussion Extracting the sound from my head.
"Hi Karl, it's almost reassuring to hear someone else has the same problem I sometimes do, annoying as it is. I am in agreement with Don - sometimes it is hard to keep track of what you are trying to express. I find going slow and practising the…"
Oct 16, 2012
SEDstar replied to Karl Whelan's discussion Extracting the sound from my head.
"Michael Forbes said: "... I have found it helpful to "hear" the song in my head ...hopefully it's not voices I'm hearing!!"

yeah, if its just MUSIC, your Okay... if you hear VOICES you'd be a songwriter, not a composer, LMAO..."
Oct 14, 2012
Gavin Brown replied to Karl Whelan's discussion Extracting the sound from my head.
"I think every composer has this problem. The difficulty is "translating the vague into the specific." You get an idea, it seems good, then you try to write it down, but fail. Why? Because you are deceiving yourself. The idea was never really very…"
Oct 14, 2012
Michael Forbes replied to Karl Whelan's discussion Extracting the sound from my head.
"In my EXTREMELY limited composing experience (started Spring of '12), I have found it helpful to "hear" the song in my head (hopefully it's not voices I'm hearing!!)  I then try to transition that to the keyboard.  I have tried pounding it out at…"
Oct 14, 2012
SEDstar replied to Karl Whelan's discussion Extracting the sound from my head.
"I've always "heard" musical ideas in my head (not sure if "hearing" is the right word, but it will have to suffice)

mainly if i am daydreaming while listening to ay style of music, I will get ideas, and "hear it" in my head... but i can in NO WAY…"
Oct 3, 2012
Andrew Highland replied to Karl Whelan's discussion Extracting the sound from my head.
"I have experienced the same type of thing as Karl and Gordon.  I think the hardest part of translating that amazing symphony in your head into something someone else can hear is figuring out the instrumentation - the symphony in your head is a…"
Oct 2, 2012
Rus White replied to Karl Whelan's discussion Extracting the sound from my head.
"I wonder if you're doing too much or thinking too hard - forcing the issue?

You may have an entire symphony in your head; yet, you need to write it - bit by bit.

Or when writing a Pop song. Write what would be the verse - even if you hear he verse…"
Sep 11, 2012
Gordon Francis Blaney Jr. replied to Karl Whelan's discussion Extracting the sound from my head.
"I've got this exact issue! We've also got a near identical basic background! How I'm solving it? I'm not! I'll be attempting to address it though. I believe for me --- I'll need a place inside I can go that's a place of peace and a path to take to…"
Sep 11, 2012
Sam Umar replied to Karl Whelan's discussion Extracting the sound from my head.
"I often find it rather difficult to play something exactly as I hear in my head. But, fortunately, the music never stops as I can sort of play it back over and over, which sometimes disturb me for I can't make it stops. This probably happens as I…"
Jun 12, 2012
Lara Poe replied to Karl Whelan's discussion Extracting the sound from my head.
"A good ear does help, and I find that composing away from a piano also helps, interestingly enough.  At a piano I tend to forget what I just did, not so much when I do everything in my head.  
Thing is, then the problem is trying to find out what…"
May 31, 2012
Tom Readmond replied to Karl Whelan's discussion Extracting the sound from my head.
"I have the same problem. For years I had attributed it to not having a very good ear, but when working out things I hear by other composers I don't have too much difficulty, so I don't think that's it. I frequently will have a thought and won't be…"
May 29, 2012
Karl Whelan replied to Karl Whelan's discussion Extracting the sound from my head.
"I'll certainly try your way Don. I like the idea, I suppose three notes in the right direction is better than 4 bars/measures in the wrong direction. Thank you."
May 29, 2012
Boneman replied to Karl Whelan's discussion Extracting the sound from my head.
"In a word no! I wish I could have these tunes running around for me to cherry pick from."
May 29, 2012
Don Edwards replied to Karl Whelan's discussion Extracting the sound from my head.
"What tends to happen to me is the moment I begin writing the music down it starts taking new directions and I lose sight of the bigger picture, I'd be hard pressed to plan two measures ahead without ending up somewhere else. I just assume that with…"
May 28, 2012

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