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How To Write Music



Whether you are just starting out, or looking to take your skills to the next level, How To Write Music explores the fundamental skills that underpin every great piece of music whether it’s a song or a film score, string quartet or video game soundtrack. The course aims to give you a process for writing effective music.

  • A composition guide for beginners and intermediates.
  • Over 6-hours of video tutorials.
  • 20,000 word comprehensive course text.
  • Lifelong access and 30-day money back guarantee.

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Course Content

You will start by learning a range of techniques for getting started and developing the spark of an idea into something more substantial. Then we look at the foundations of every piece of music in much more detail - tune writing, chord progressions and harmony, rhythm and texture. Finally, we look at the different ways you can structure your music. You will learn a process that ensures you find it easier to start writing and turn more of your ideas into finished pieces.

  • Turning a 3 note motif into a fully-developed tune.
  • Alternative approaches to chord progressions.
  • Using technology to write music.
  • Scoring demonstrations – watch complete pieces of music come to life.
  • Ways to get started when facing the dreaded blank sheet of paper.
  • Bonus unit on music theory.

Course Structure

1. Getting Started
Learn where ideas come from and how to take a spark and develop it into a viable musical ideas.
2. How To Improvise
The foundation of most songwriting and composition, but something most people never really learn.
3. Build Better Chord Progressions
A system for creating effective chord progressions quickly and simply.
4. Going Deeper
Writing music using suspensions, extensions, and more.
5. Melody
What makes a great tune, and 5 things to help you get started.
6. Melodic Development
Take a simple short idea and turn it into a really satisfying and memorable theme.
7. Working With Rhythm
Take a simple short idea and turn it into a really satisfying and memorable theme.
8. Structure
The key to building interest and emotion. How to take a 15-second idea and turn it into an effective 3-minute piece of music.
9. Texture
Look at a range of approaches to arrangement, instrumentation, and more.
10. Dynamics
Using dynamics, density, and volume to build up your music.

Course Instructor

Guy Michelmore is a multi award-winning film, games and television composer whose clients include Marvel, Disney, Dreamworks, Lionsgate and dozens of major TV networks around the world. He’s best known for his work with Marvel on eight animated feature films including Ultimate Avengers and Thor, as well as hundreds of episodes of television including Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Iron Man: Armoured Adventures, Hulk and many more. His unique and accessible style opens up the whole process of writing music in a way that has seldom been done before.
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I loved this course. A recommend it to beginner and intermediate composers who wish to gain some nuggets of useful information to be applied in the real world. Thank you, Guy!

I just watched the first two lessons and I already love it. As a person that doesn’t know much about writing music, I always wanted to know how a music writer creates music. This course is what I need.

Jian

Composer

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • A composition guide for beginners and intermediates.
  • Over 6-hours of video tutorials.
  • 20,000 word comprehensive course text.
  • Lifelong access and 30-day money back guarantee.
Buy Now - $49 $25
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