Friday, December 28, 2007

How Do You Compose Music?

Just ran across this very interesting site that shows you how a composer takes a melody and turns it into a composition.

First he uses piano - then other instrumentation. You'll hear the orignial melody, the harmonies underneath, and how "simple" can be quite sophisitcated by the end.

By the way, can anyone tell me the length of the melodic phrase? 4-bars? 8? More?

Find this very instructive post here.

1 comment:

  1. From what I can tell, the first phrase is an 8-bar phrase in 6/8 time. The 2nd part I would guess is a 12-bar phrase in 6/8 time. But there may be a meter change in there somewhere. But that should be fairly close...