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The Challenges in Music Composition

Music composition isn’t an easy task and learning to compose music, through which you can express yourself; your emotions could be a time-consuming process. There’s a lot to learn, a lot you don’t know yet! That’s why you are here. So, keep reading through the steps to compose your tune and remember that “Rome wasn’t built in a day.”

How To Compose a song?

Find your motivation for composing
It could be to communicate what goes on inside your head to the world, or maybe you want to be the next big name in the music industry. Whatever may be the driving force, you need to define your focus first.

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Pick your preferences
Before letting your creativity flow, stop, and pick out the choices of the music you are about to compose. For instance, the tempo, time signature, key signature, or what instruments you want to be playing the notes. This will give you some clarity on how you want your music to be.

Set some restrictions
Deliberately setting some restrictions for yourself will not only give clarity to your creativity but also filter out unnecessary ideas from your brain. It will also save a lot of your time. So, you already picked out your preferences from the second step of the process.

Suppose, you choose a one-note slow tempo, one beat per second, the time signature is 4/4, the key signature is C major, and the instrument you want is a violin. Now, all you need to do is strike out any idea that doesn’t fit the requirements. For example, you can throw away any ideas with more than two notes.

Always remember, most music you hear follows the same guidelines. They become entrenched in your ears, and you expect to listen to them. The secret is to understand how to use these expectations and make it easier for you to start your journey. Now, it’s your time to make a remarkable tune.

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