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Watch a Real Composer Write Music in Sibelius Ep. 9 music composition May 12, 2022

I was once told by a teacher that one of the most difficult parts of writing music is starting and finishing. I think there's real truth to this as the first and last...

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Watch A Real Composer Write Music in Sibelius Ep. 8 music composition May 05, 2022

There's a moment as we write music when the music becomes self-referential. This is one of my favorite places to be, because suddenly primary and secondary motives and...

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Watch A Real Composer Write Music in Sibelius Ep. 7 music composition Apr 28, 2022

Sometimes when we're writing music, it almost feels like we're wrestling with it. Our inner ear is telling us one thing, but what's coming out just isn't it. This week, I...

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Watch a Real Composer Write Music in Sibelius Ep. 6 music composition Mar 31, 2022

 

When writing music, it's important to take the theory you learn and apply it when you write. But, it's also important not to get too caught up in what's...

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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...

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What No One Tells You About Inspiration as a Songwriter or Composer mental health for musicians music composition songwriting tips Feb 03, 2022

Have you ever not been inspired to write, so you didn’t write? Yeah, me too. And everyone else. It turns out, we’ve got inspiration all wrong. Tune in as I...

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Watch a Real Composer Write Music in Sibelius | Ep.4 music composition music theory Jan 27, 2022

 This week in Watch a Real Composer Write Music in Sibelius, we elaborate on the 3 bars that completely changed the piece from last episode. I also finish the first...

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Watch a Real Composer Write Music in Sibelius Ep.3 music composition songwriting tips Jan 06, 2022

Sometimes, all it takes is just one idea to change everything about a song, but we have to let it. This week in Watch a Real Composer Write Music, I write 3 bars which...

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Watch a Real Composer Write Music in Sibelius Ep. 2 music composition songwriting tips Dec 23, 2021

Welcome to the second outing of "Watch a Real Composer Write Music in Sibelius"! The first episode last week went off without a hitch so let's keep that train moving!...

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Watch a Real Composer Write Music in Sibelius Ep.1 music composition songwriting tips Dec 16, 2021

Today I'm trying something different. Come watch me, a real composer, write music. For real.

Instead of giving you a standard educational video, I'm going to teach by...

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What to Do When You Can’t Write Music Anymore mental health for musicians music composition songwriting tips Dec 02, 2021

It’s incredibly frustrating when we can’t write music, but we want to. It’s easy to feel like we’ve lost something, like something is broken....

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Everything You Need to Know About Extended Chords music composition music theory songwriting tips Nov 18, 2021

I love extended chords. Like, a lot. They’re so expressive and beautiful and are able to convey more complex emotions and feelings than just major, minor, or seventh...

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