domenica 4 febbraio 2018

Composing Music 1.

There was another blogger (Mr Delete This) who started a blog about writing music. It got deleted.




This series of posts is in no way a reaction to anything that was on that blog. I just thought it might be fun to look at one way of writing a piece of music.


I repeat that this is not an attempt to do it better than anyone else or any sort of rivalry. I just thought it might be interesting to some people out there to see one way that musical composition might work.
I have an honours degree in musical composition (which must be way past the expiry date by now) and have written quite a lot of music in my time. This does not mean that these are requirements for any aspiring composer. There a quite a lot of ways to compose music and I'm only using a way that suits me. The world is full of wonderful music and what I write here will really just be another person pissing into the ocean.

The guy on the left is not a composer.


What I will try to do is take you through a series of steps that work for me sometimes.
I will try to write most of this piece while I am at the computer posting. I don't have any fancy music programs so anything I notate will have to be written by hand and scanned into the computer. Inspiration is an important part of musical composition. At the time of writing I have no ideas (or inspiration) and no plan, other than writing an instrumental piece probably for two guitars (melody and chords). This is not the first time I have performed such a task, so I am very relaxed about it as I do have a very particular set of skills.




I don't know how I'll record it yet. I do have a brother who has those skills, so I might use him.

I plan to start this project tomorrow morning - the time when I write a lot of posts.

See you then, if you're around.
Ciao.




12 commenti:

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Will you find us? And will you kill us?

Robert ha detto...
Questo commento è stato eliminato dall'autore.
Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Ha, you guys are characters! Like Donald Duck and Goofy.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

And you?
I think one of The Beagle Boys.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Yeah, probably pretty accurate.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Wak Wak Wak - in your language Donald.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Arrivederci Roberto. Blog gone again.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Yep, probation might result in complete lockout in regard to my blog links.
Why does he do this?

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

But then you'll be down to one reader.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

All those bloody Churmudgeons writing for one reader. Think about that.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Maybe you guys need to downsize? The Single Curmudgeon Inc.? Well, there's a new start. We at The Bass Bagging Hexagram are over loaded with reading clients.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Yes, you at The Bass Bagging Hexagram are full of it, that's for damn sure.