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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