Music plays a vital role in our life. It nurtures our minds and allows us to form a deeper connection with ourselves. It allows us to express our emotions through various mediums and musical composition is one of them.
WHAT IS MUSIC COMPOSITION?
Musical composition refers to writing or creating a new piece of music that consists of melodies, rhythms and phrases. The documents could be vocal as well as instrumental. For composing music, you need to write the musical notations on a sheet or you could record it as a digital file so that you can show your originality. Learning these compositions might sound tricky and tiresome, but all it takes is hard work, zeal and time and if you are willing to spare your time then don’t worry we have got you covered.
HOW CAN WE LEARN IT?
As we already know now what musical composition is, so it’s important for us to move to how we can learn it. While it might seem easy, it requires a lot of precision and practice.
Firstly you should start listening to music. It is something that you already do but you need to listen to all types of music and understand their cultures as well. You can start by focusing on one composition at a time; this could either be a small note or a big symphony. The next step is to read music as it is the fastest way to acquire skills in learning music compositions. It will only enhance your knowledge about the subject and will allow you to be more comfortable with the rhythms and pitches. You also need to combine small fragments of music and then allow some changes in it to get better with these compositions.
You should also have knowledge of music software. Music software allows you to create sheet music easily by turning the frequency and sound of your instrument into marks that are printed on the page which further helps other musicians to read easily as they can quickly edit and move the notations. It not only helps you to save time by typing faster but also allows you to hear whatever you have written without the need for other musicians. Since you have just started with music composition you can go for software like musescore caustic3, logic pro and kyma.
The next step is to know how to play musical instruments. You might think it is not essential but playing instruments will only bring you closer to music and will also help you to get some musical ideas. If you do not use an instrument you will be limited with your composing as you won’t be able to add elements to the music you are writing. You should also train your ears by singing yourself. Since you are a beginner, at first you will face problems in identifying chords and arpeggios but these mistakes can be corrected with the help of ear training. Ear training allows you to identify the music which is going to be played next and makes a whole lot of difference when you play music. Now that you are aware of all the basics it is time to start composing, even if you do not know what to write. You can start with almost anything and as you move ahead you can develop your own style of music and stick to it. And the last and most important step is to practice. It is very important for you to do constant practice if you want to master the art. Once you begin to practice daily you will see a change in your rhythmic movements and an observable improvement in the pattern in which you compose the music. Remember not to give up in case of some errors just keep practising and you will achieve heights.
Also, it is important to get in touch with a teacher if you wish to improve your skills. The teachers will give you honest feedback and will help you in meeting your goals. But you don’t need to worry as Innwiser provides interactive online classes with one-on-one time with tutors. Here you can easily find a suitable personal teacher of your choice and contact them. Not only this you can also enrol for various webinars, and courses and can attend live classes. This will allow you to perform well because of the guidance given to you by our teachers. Besides, you can also get expert advice about learning music with the finest teachers available at the tip of your fingers.
Also if you are not sure about pursuing this path you can join a short course and explore it for yourself. And based on that you can make a decision whether you want to continue or not.
Q) Do I need to have any prior knowledge before composing music?
No, you can start from scratch and learn the basics as you move along. But remember if you want to do well you should keep practising and you will achieve heights.
Q) Do I get some workshops for music composing?
Yes, there are various teachers who are running workshops and live courses of all ranges. You can join that too.
Q) Do I need to focus on music theory before composing?
It is important to focus on theory as well as its practical applications as theory would allow you to master the basics and you can only attain perfection once you start composing with constant practice. Hence you should divide your attention equally among both.
Q) How long will it take to compose a whole song?
Don’t be disappointed if it takes you longer to compose a whole song. At first, you might find it difficult to compose songs but you can compose them as per your own willingness. It can take you 1 week or 1 month.
Q) I have some questions in my mind.
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