Monday, March 28, 2011

Composing music...

I think one of the most challenging things is composing a complete song. Anyone with any musical experience can come up with a melody and a chord structure to accompany it. However, to get multiple instrument parts to sound good both by themselves and with all the other parts can be frustrating, and certainly complicated.

I am not a good composer. I have really only began composing music on guitar, recording many tracks to overlap each other, and using midi software. It may be easy enough to come upon a pleasing melody, and even a chord progression to harmonize behind it, but to develop these core ideas into complete pieces of music is a laborious process.

I wouldn't be doing it if I didn't love it, though. Just keep this in mind whenever you listen to music: it was most certainly not easy to write the whole piece for whoever did it.

2 comments:

  1. I honestly can't imagine how tough it would be to write/compose a new piece of music. I have a hard enough time writing some of the papers I have to do for my classes.

    Hope it gets easier!

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  2. I'm often very comfortable with improvisation, but when it comes to notation and transcription... it just gets boring for me, would rather let the music flow from my fingers - just my 2c!

    Cheers, and following!

    Mike.

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