HOW TO WRITE MUSIC
How To Write Music gives you a process for writing effective music.
Whether you are just starting out or looking to take your skills to the next level, it 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 sounds track.
Writing effective tunes, developing interesting chord progressions, using rhythm and texture, structuring your ideas into a piece of music – these are the skills every composer or songwriter needs to master. If you’ve ever struggled with the blank sheet of paper or started 50 ideas never to finish any of them, this course gives you a framework for approaching composition that will help you write better music.
This course was rated #1 on Udemy, now back home at ThinkSpace, it’s even better with more examples, more course text and more content.
- Tune writing, chord progressions, rhythm, texture and structure and much more.
- 6 hours of engaging and entertaining video tutorials.
- Bonus unit on music theory.
- Fully interactive course text packed with examples.
- Learn a process for writing music and songs.
- Real-time composing demonstrations complete pieces from scratch.
Write better chords…
…Develop sophisticated melodies…
…With no music theory required!
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Where ideas come from and how to take a spark and develop it into viable musical unit.
How To Improvise:
The foundation of most song writing and composition but something most people never really learn.
Build Better Chord Progressions:
A system for creating effective chord progressions quickly and simply .
Writing music using suspensions, extensions and more.
What makes a great tune and 5 things to help you get started.
Taking a simple short idea and turning it into a really satisfying and memorable theme.
Working with Rhythm:
A range of techniques for adding rhythm interest – how rhythm works alongside chord progressions and melodic development.
The key to building interest and emotion, how to take a 15 second idea and turn it into a really effective 3 minute piece of music.
There are so many different ways to say the same thing in music. In ‘Texture’ we look at a range of approaches to arrangement, instrumentation and more.
Using dynamics, density and volume to build impact.
This course gives you all the tools and inspiration you need to create your own music… Guy teaches you how to write music by actually writing music right in front of you. A very effective approach. Well done, Guy!
I’ve been playing guitar for nearly 30 years and I have never been able to get past the “DELETE” button… Guy is obviously talented in his music, however he makes a great instructor as well and is downright hilarious!
His sense of humour and realness is beyond captivating. Not to mention his absolute honesty. I’m loving ever second so far!
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!
This is a fascinating look into how music is composer.
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.