A list of the best music notation software for beginners.
Why is the music of the 20th century (and beyond) so loved, hated, and controversial?
Composer Matthew Whiteside wrote an article about streaming sales in classical music.
There are two main ways musicians make a living.
I'm looking for some feedback on Act I, Scene I of the opera I am writing. Here is the scrolling score video.
Here are the best handheld recorders available. This list compares features and price, for the best mix of both.
A framework for further study on chord families.
Hi All, I have been struggling with the idea of how to become inspired enough to write new material. I have concluded that inspiration does not solely have to come from within; it can be taken from the world at large. This may seem basic to many readers, but as someone who is used to …
Learn the basics of music notation and apply them by composing your own music.
Composer's Toolbox discusses where to find score calls and competitions.
How to compose music: a starter's guide at Composer's Toolbox.
When I tell some people I compose--even some fellow musicians--I hear "I have no idea how anyone can do that" or "I could never do that". The problem is, YES, you can do that.
When it comes to applications for opportunities, score calls, competitions, or any sort of professional development in music (and not in music), you will need strong references and deep connections.
Here is a visual rundown of the lead guitar channel strip in my latest work "My Marriage Was Illegal in 1967".
Here are some screenshots of my latest work "My marriage was illegal in 1967".
The funny thing about rejection is that it can be profoundly crippling, but also incredibly uplifting.
Loudness's iconic tune "Crazy Nights" uses the F# Phrygian scale in the opening riff.
Broader thoughts on applying to musical score calls and competitions.
A survey of composition competitions every composer should know.
Composer's Toolbox looks at ASCAP and BMI score calls and competitions.