How to Write Music

A Free Quick Start Guide

Learn from a Working Composer


Multi-award winning film composer and songwriter Guy Michelmore breaks it down into logical steps that any musician can follow.

Whatever type of music you want to write, this guide will set you on the right path because the basic process is exactly the same.

  • Where ideas come from
  • The big three elements of music – harmony melody and rhythm
  • How to develop and idea
  • Using structure and texture

We’re not promising that you’ll write music like Beethoven or Paul McCartney in hours, but follow this guide and you will turn out a piece of music. Your own music. And that is a great start.

Begin your musical journey right now.

Download the step-by-step guide. It’s completely free.

Start telling your own story.

A Little Introduction to ThinkSpace


We are the world’s first online post-graduate degree providers in film, TV and games composition, orchestrations and sound design. For almost twenty years, we have been teaching composers important skills and techniques to give them the edge in the film and TV industries.

Delivering Quality


In 2015, we partnered with the University of Chichester to launch our first post-graduate degrees. This year, we have expanded to include degrees in Game Composition and Sound Design. We pride ourselves in the fact that all of our courses are produced and taught by experienced composers and orchestrators—most of who are at the top of their game.

So What Are You Waiting For?