If you are like most other composers and songwriters – you spend a heavy amount of time listening to other writers’ works and not of your own. That’s okay, because you are listening to find your sound that you like in your favorite artists.
Starting a new musical work can be a scary task, but if you have a sound in mind from one of your favorite artists – you have gone over the biggest hurdle.
I AM NOT SAYING TO PLAGERIZE!
What I am saying to do is to use your ears and dissect what makes the music itself.
Write down in your notepad about what you hear with the:
- Instruments, and how many/what kind
- Timbre, and texture
- Structure, and where certain sounds appear/disappear
- Melody, and patterns
- Harmony, and progressions/voicings
- Rhythm, and beat/tempo
- Growth of the music, and change
- Text, and lyrics
This will give you an advanced analysis on how to make sounds similar to your favorite composers and songwriters.
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