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Forget Everyone Else With Music Composition

One of the biggest lessons I have learned with composing is to be independent. The writing of...
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If You Can't Hear The Difference, Does It Matter?

For composers, the choice between recording real musicians or using electronic instruments has...
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Film Composers: Compromise or Adapt?

I just came off the phone from an interview I had been conducting a 'Hollywood Film Composer'...
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An Unlikely Source of Composing Advice

You know who's great at giving composing advice? Authors. They know a thing or two about...

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  • If You Can't Hear The Difference, Does It Matter? Editor's Pick

    Jonathan Sims Musical Composition Teacher (South East London) Picture For composers, the choice between recording real musicians or using electronic instruments has become increasingly difficult. This was brought into stark relief in 2010, when the following piece of music appeared on the website 'spitfireaudio.com':...
  • L’aprés-midi d’un Faune

    Jade Brightwell Musical Composition Teacher (South East London) Picture “Ces nymphes, je les veux perpetuer” “These nymphs, I wish to perpetuate them” It is an interesting way start to a poem, given that it is not really a start at all. “These nymphs”? Which nymphs is he talking about? There is evidently something that has been happening, but it has only...
  • Forget Everyone Else With Music Composition Editor's Pick

    Kemal Yusuf Musical Composition Teacher (North London) Picture One of the biggest lessons I have learned with composing is to be independent. The writing of music is, above all, a profound act of self expression and if one attempts to remove one's own inclinations and intuitions in favour of another's, then the music is inherently compromised. This may be...

 

  • Why learn to play the piano?

    Joshua McConville Musical Composition Teacher (South East London) Picture Why learn to play the piano?   Here are 7 reasons to learn the piano. Many of these reasons apply equally to learning other instruments.   1. Piano playing is one of the most accessible forms of music making. The pianist doesn't need to worry about tuning pegs, embouchure, or reeds; to make an...
  • Symphonic Creeds

    Joshua McConville Musical Composition Teacher (South East London) Picture ‘Symphonic Creeds’: Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang, and the Symphony as Belief Statement. IntroductionBeethoven transformed the symphony, infusing into the genre a depth unknown before. His Ninth Symphony (1824) was seminal; it introduced a chorus and soloists into the Finale, enabling Beethoven to...
  • Younger Students and Composition

    Musical Composition Teacher (Coventry) Picture   (Extract from a document included as a supplement to a report written in response to coaching a concentrated residential course for ‘A’-level composition students from a 6th form college. The term ‘students’ should not be taken to represent the majority of composition students at the...