COMPOSITION

MUSIC COMPOSITION LESSONS 

CREATING YOUR FIRST SONG

Creating your own first song youtube

SONG WRITING

Beginners Guide to Song Writing – Part 1 Tuts

Beginners Guide to Song Writing – Part 2 Tuts

Beginners Guide to Song Writing – Part 3 Tuts

MELODY

‘Seven Steps to Writing Memorable Melodies – Part One’ Tuts – Chord and Passing Tones

‘Seven Steps to Writing Memorable Melodies – Part Two’ Tuts – Jumping tones and Repeating Patterns

‘Seven Steps to Writing Memorable Melodies – Part Three’ Tuts – Rhythm and Varying Note Lengths, Be Creative

How_to_compose_a_melody‘ – Presentation with Exercises

Composition Techniques for Creating Melodies – A variety of techniques

Composing Using Rhythm – creating a four measure rhythm

BASS LINES

‘Creating Better Base Lines’  – Root Notes, Using other Notes within the Chord, Embellishments, Repeat notes, Hoping Octaves, Walking Bass Line

ENDINGS

Contemporary Techniques to End Your Song

INTRODUCTIONS

How to Write Effective Introductions

CADENCES

An Introduction to Cadences by Tuts

RULE OF THREE

The Rule of Three by Tuts

THEME AND VARIATIONS

‘Writing Theme and Variations’ by Tuts

Unit Lesson with worksheets and audio examples – Theme and Variation

THEMATIC DEVELOPMENT

Ways to develop your motif or theme

 

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SAMPLING LESSON

Sampling Composition using found items as instruments

TRIADS, INVERSIONS & 7th CHORDS 

Composing with Minor Scales & Voicing Chords

 

Theme and Variations

‘Writing Theme and Variations’ by Tuts

Ground Bass Comp PACHELBEL – be inspired and create your own music composition in the style of Pachelbel using a technique called Ground Bass and Theme and Variations

 

Online Applications for Composing

HookTheory

NoteFlight

 

Online Instructional Videos

Piano Chord Progressions

How to Write a Song

How to Write a Love Song using the I, IV, V, and vi chords (watch the previous song first for best results)

 

YouTube Series How to Write a Song

How to Write a Song

How to Write Hooks

How the Beatles Wrote Can’t Buy me Love

How to Write with Riffs

Song Structure

How to Write Lyrics

How to Arrange your Song

Songwriting Challenge

 

 

 

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