Richard Ford replied to Stef Savastio's discussion Where to go from here....
"Stef, there are several good books you can check out here http://www.fishercreativegroup.com/FORMcatalog1.htm?
You can learn composing and production through lessons. A good song on a royalty-free site would keep selling to multiple users so you…"
Nov 6, 2012
Richard Ford replied to Luci Holland's discussion Composition for small ensembles
"You're welcome! I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with. Enjoy!"
Nov 6, 2012
Richard Ford replied to Alex Beeken's discussion Artistic Process
"Alex, these are some really good questions that I invite you to turn into "inquiries." What do I mean? Instead of posing them as questions that have answers, I encourage you to start exploring them for yourself. The more you do and the more you…"
Nov 6, 2012
Richard Ford replied to Gordon Francis Blaney Jr.'s discussion What's Your Method?
"1) Who do you compose for? (a higher power or power(s), people, and or yourself)
I have to be willing to listen to it when it's done! Other than that I can compose for other people, performers and audiences.
2) What do you compose? (genre and style)…"
Nov 6, 2012
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
Richard Ford replied to Darren Toh's discussion Practical Guide to Musical Composition
"Alan's writings are very good. I highly recommend this. NOTE: some of it is very advanced. If you take the time to work through his harmony text it will truly revolutionize your craft."
Nov 6, 2012
Richard Ford replied to Luci Holland's discussion Composition for small ensembles
"I don't know what to say about the "note missing" discussion... Luci, there is some good writing here. Is it an untransposed score (looks like it is)? The key thing that I find with trios and other small ensembles is how you use the voices and how…"
Nov 6, 2012
Richard Ford replied to Thomas Ellis's discussion Structure and Process, Help Requested
"Hi Thomas! There are some very good suggestions here, all worth exploring. I have a little different direction to suggest. Consider that the song forms that you're comfortable with are the same original building blocks that all music comes from.…"
Nov 6, 2012

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