Chance as Creative Force

Chance as Creative Force In composition, chance can be a strong creative force. Accidentally hitting a few interesting notes on the keyboard or stumbling across an inspiring sound, even getting melodic ideas from a bird tweeting etc. can all be very good sources for...

Motivic Development

MOtivic Development Great composers are not measured by the amount of ideas they have but rather what they do with a few ideas. Very often, young or inexperienced composers tend to write pieces that play out one idea just to move on to another idea etc. while losing a...

The Right Way of Finding Ideas

The Right Way of Finding Ideas There is no wrong or right way to compose music. Essentially, what works best for you to get ideas is the right way. Many people feel like cheating when finding ideas by playing random things on the piano or even clicking away in the...

Watching Rough Cuts

Watching Rough Cuts When you see a film you’re going to be working on for the first time, there might be a big chance that it is far away from picture lock and you might easily be lead on the wrong track regarding its dynamics. Usually you get a quite rough cut which...