Tip #239 – Nobody Likes a Bad Fingering Musically

While growing your skill as a composing (if that is what you want to be) is a good thing and should be a priority – there should be some time put to practicing an instrument.

Reason being is so you know the capabilities of an instruments… as to what it can and cannot do, or what is physically impossible for a musician to play.

As you are composing and writing notes down on paper or in a DAW, keep in find how it can be performed. Can you play it? Can you write down what fingers the musician should use, and does require a lot of dexterity?

Not only will this help a musician when playing your music, but it will make you look more competent for knowing about their instrument.

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Author: Bryan M. Waring

Bryan Waring is a graduate of USM's School of Music with a B.M. in Performance – Composition and is now attending Belmont University for a M.M. in Commercial Media – Composition & Arranging. During his time at USM, he studied violin with Dino Liva and composition with Dr. Daniel Sonenberg, as well as has premiered several pieces during the semiannual Composer's Ensemble concert series. In 2017, Bryan was a writer for the original musical theater work of "Molded By The Flow," directed by Paul Dresher and Rinde Eckert. Outside of school, Bryan has been involved with writing music for videogame developers at Portland's CI2 Lab, collaborating with the King Tide Party, and studying with Larry Groupé (Straw Dogs) in San Diego. Now living in Nashville. Along with composing, Bryan teaches music to children, receiving the Master Teacher Award for his work at ESF Camps; and does audio engineering for live ensembles. Besides talents in music, Bryan is a team-player in any competitive work environment; equipped with skills in leadership, organization, mathematics, creativity, communication, and managing. On the side, Bryan has worked as a model for several skilled artists in the New England area. Among his other accomplishments include obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout in April 2013 with a project of building a side parking area with guide rails for Webb Mountain Park in Monroe, CT.

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