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.