Watch a Real Composer Write Music in Sibelius Ep. 5

music composition Mar 24, 2022

Sometimes, the best way to learn how to do something is to watch someone else do it. In my ongoing series, Watch a Real Composer Write Music in Sibelius, I show you how I write an art song every step of the way. This week, I want to highlight the importance of experimentation asking the question: "What If?"

In this episode, you'll see me:

  • Throw some serious spaghetti at the wall and experiment a ton to get my ear to cooperate.
  • Consider scrapping large chunks of the song to help establish just one line of music.
  • How I ultimately decided to use musical foreshadowing and herald the new section with a more nuanced approach.

Let me know what you think down in the comments below the video. We're just about halfway through the series, and I can't wait for you to hear how it comes out.

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