Composing music can be incredibly fulfilling. In this show we explore techniques, tools, ideas, and the art of composing. We'll consider both traditional and mo... More
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The Making Of An Epic Orchestral Adventure - Time Machine
I walk you through a short, epic orchestral adventure, taking you through some mixing decisions, and scoring decisions that can lead to exciting orchestral textures with natural orchestral forces.
This audio was taken from a YouTube video - if you want to watch my screen as I talk through this, you can do so here: https://youtu.be/HLQ5zNDwsuI
Check out my composing course here: https://www.insidethescore.com/composer
The "Big One" to Focus On (Beginner or Advanced)
This episode talks about the one big question you should ask yourself if you're trying to develop and grow as a composer. From years of teaching, I've learned that beginners and more advanced composers can get so much out of studying the same piece of music - but they'll take completely different lessons from it. So, if you're interested in growing as a composer, whatever level you're at, have a listen!
Join the Free Composing Workshop! It's happening this week, from the 29th April to 6th May. I'm only doing this once this year! You can join the workshop here.
How To Actually Develop A Musical Style
This episode talks about developing a musical style, and specifically: What exactly is musical style, and how can we develop our own unique voice?
In the last part of the episode, I mention my upcoming free Composer Workshop, which is happening live online from 29th April - 6th May. If you want to register for this event, you can visit https://www.insidethescore.com/workshop
Help me to Design a Composer Workshop
I'm excited to announce a Composing Workshop, which will happen live from April 29th to May 6th! It's completely free, and while I've drafted the lesson plans, I need your help putting the finishing touches in! Listen to this podcast to learn how you can help me to create the perfect Composer Workshop.
To join the list and send me your ideas, you can visit THIS LINK
How Memorizing Music Will Transform Your Composing
After last week's illuminating conversation with David Conte (check out the podcast episode), I decided to try out memorizing a few short pieces of music, to see what the experience teaches me. Spoiler alert - I'll definitely be doing more of it in future. In this episode I talk about what memorizing music has taught me, so far... and it's only been two weeks!
For a lot of free bonus content on composing, which is coming up over the next few months, go to https://www.insidethescore.com/composers
About A Composer's Journey - Learn the Art of Composing
Composing music can be incredibly fulfilling. In this show we explore techniques, tools, ideas, and the art of composing. We'll consider both traditional and more modern styles of composing, from the concert hall to film and TV. Each episode will focus on an idea, technique, principle, or a great piece of music which we can learn from. The aim is for every episode to give you practical, actionable advice which you can use in your own music, and which will help you to grow as a composer.