Get ‘Elements’ in Time for the Holidays!

Get the Elements of Music Composition in Time for Christmas, Holidays, and the New Year! The Elements of Music Composition is now on sale on Amazon.com. If you have already read the most recent edition of this book (November 2019), please consider leaving a review.  This is the first volume in what will eventually be a four-volume series that is devoted to teaching composers how to compose more effective music,...

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Elements of Music Composition Sale

The print version of The Elements if Music Composition is on sale right now for $9.99. I’m not sure how long Amazon will keep this price, so get it today! The print version has been greatly expanded and edited. Now is a great time to purchase this book if you’ve been on the fence. If you do purchase the book, please leave a review and let me know your thoughts!...

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Cyber Monday Sale!

Today only! Get 80% off the eBook (DRM Free) version of The Elements of Music Composition. Own it for only $4. https://gumroad.com/l/MUS100/Cybermonday A print version (full price) is also available on Amazon.com.

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The Elements of Music Composition Now Available in Several Formats

The Elements of Music Composition is now available in a Print, iBook, Nook, and Kobo edition. Click the appropriate link to see your purchase options. If you’re looking for the perfect gift this holiday, the first volume in the Music Composition Technique Series is now available in multiple formats. This book is the result of my time teaching private music composition lessons through The Composers Studio at UreMusic.com. The book...

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The Elements of Music Composition

The Elements of Music Composition (2nd Edition) is Coming Soon! If you wondered what happened to The Elements of Music Composition and The Music Composition Technique Builder, I’m in the middle of updating these textbooks to a new edition. Stay tuned and follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and my Amazon Author page to be the first to know when it is released. The Elements of Music Composition is the first volume...

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The Difference Between Amateur and Professional Composers

I’ve been asked at various points in my life why I compose music. To be honest, I don’t really think it’s much of a choice. Yes, I can choose to not write anything at all if I want, but ultimately, I still get ideas for new compositions even if I’m not currently in composing mode. It’s just something that happens throughout the course of the day. There are plenty of...

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Soliloquy by Kevin Ure: A Look Into Its Meaning

The album Soliloquy by composer Kevin Ure was written as a set of “meditation” pieces that are designed to put the listener into a suggestive but contemplative state of mind. The music isn’t cheerful or happy but rather overcast and melancholy. Each of the works in the collection is designed to evoke a sort of “down the hall” feeling as if you’re listening to the music from another room. This...

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