Archive | composing music

How To Compose Piano Music

1. Why do you want to compose? This may seem like a funny place to start this series on how to compose – isn’t this question a bit flowery? Surely it would be better to dive straight into some techniques so we can get started right away. Do I really need to know why I […]

Avoiding writers block when learning how to Write Piano Music

In the last article we looked at why you are composing for the piano. Now it’s time to start looking at how to start writing music for the piano – fantastic! Straight away I want to tackle one of the biggest obstacles that many of my students come up against when seeking to compose – […]

writing a melody

Writing a Melody “What are you going to send me out of the room humming?” This is the most common question I ask my students when teaching them how to compose music. Think of any great piece of music from any genre and it will (most likely) have a great melody. I have heard it […]

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