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Creating your own compositions - music

 

The idea of in reality creating a absolute piece of music to play frightens many students. They just don't appreciate how a big name could come up with something, put it down on paper, and call it their own.

The good news is that you don't need to read music to compose. All you need is to be au fait with a barely about chords and musical phrases.

For example, in the lecture "Reflections in Water," we have 4 chords to coin with. We have the order in which the chords are to be played - and then we play, creating an complete piece of music.

Now this piece is in reality an improvisation. But if I hunted to "compose" this same piece, I would just draw bar lines, notate where the chords be supposed to be played, i. e. every 2-bars, every 4-bars, etc. , and each pencil in the first 2-bars of melody, or album it so I could bring to mind the enjoyable idea.

This is how I compose! I've been doing it for a very long time and it's a great approach to briefly capture musical ideas. If I were to write out the same piece note for note, it would take hours! There's no need to do this as once you have your chord changes down and know the agreement of the piece (Reflections in Water is a broken-chord arrangement) that's that!

Edward Weiss is a pianist/composer and webmaster of Stillness Music's online piano lessons. He has been plateful students learn how to play piano in the New Age style for over 14 years and works with students in private, in groups, and now over the internet. Stop by now at http://www. quiescencemusic. com/piano_lessons. html for a FREE piano lesson!


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