Tag Archives: composition

Music is Hard 53: Tools

This week:
This week, Avid made some startling announcements about Sibelius, one of the most popular software tools for composers. This got us thinking our relationships with our tools? What would we do if we woke up tomorrow and our tools no longer existed?

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Rob Deemer: “Sharpen Your Quills!”

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Music is Hard 50: Repetition

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This week, we discuss repetition. Why repeat things? How do composers and performers approach it differently? This week, we discuss repetition. Why repeat things? How do composers and performers approach it differently? This week, we discuss repetition. Why repeat things? How do composers and performers approach it differently?

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Music is Hard 49: Ideas

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Often, the most difficult part of making music is finding an idea. Where do ideas come from? How are they conveyed in music? What kinds of ideas to performers have to come up with? How and when do we go back and evaluate our ideas?

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Music is Hard 32: Tweaking

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Making music is a long process. How do you know when you’re finished? How do you get from “almost there” to “Eureka! I’ve got it!”? Are there some problems that run too deep to tweak away?

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Music is Hard 28: Theory

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How does all that stuff we learned in school about music theory and analysis apply to the way we actually make music? How can we express our own analytical observations in performance and composition?

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