229 Answered Questions for the topic Composition (Music)

Composition (music) Music General Music Music Theory

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Music Questions

I need clearly to a question. I thought the answer was 1-D-Flat major. According to my study notes from school, whatever music piece the concert pitch is in, you would lower the key for... more
Composition (music) Music Music Theory

02/08/21

How do you write a melody?

12/22/20

How to Read Music

Reading Treble clef remember this phrase for line notes(a line note has a line going through the note head ): --------------------------------------------------------------Fly... more
Composition (music) Music General Music Guitar

12/17/20

Cadences and Their Uses

Hey musicians and song writers! I wanted to reach out and see if anyone is familiar with cadences and how they are used in songwriting, theory (jazz and classical) and how you can use them in your... more
Composition (music) Music General Music Music Theory

12/01/20

In the key of F write out the chord progressions

In the key of F write out the progressions: I, vi, ii, V, vi
Composition (music) Piano Music Theory

11/26/20

Would you like to know more about Harmony and big juicy chord voicings?

Composition (music) Music General Music Music History

11/11/20

Why is Theory important to new musicians?

Theory has helped people pick up on small details. Sometimes, looking at what a composer has written and why a composer wrote it can sketch out the idea of how to perform a piece. Theory is more... more
Composition (music) Music General Music Music Theory

10/18/20

How long should I take voice lessons?

Composition (music) Music Theory

04/15/20

What's the difference between composition and arranging?

Composition (music) Music General Music Music History

04/03/20

Have you heard music in your favorite movie?

Choose a movie of your liking. Explain to me where you hear music throughout the movie. Choose a particular scene. How does this music make the scene you are referring to more important, more... more
Composition (music) Music General Music Music History

04/02/20

Has anyone watched A movie with great music

Choose a movie of your liking. Explain to me where you hear music throughout the movie. Choose a particular scene. How does this music make the scene you are referring to more important, more... more
Composition (music) Composition Theory

07/17/19

Can someone explain the theory behind the changes in Superstition by Stevie Wonder?

I'm learning Stevie Wonder's Superstition on guitar (an awesome song) and I'm really curious about the theory behind the changes in the chorus. The intro and verse are just a riff in E minor... more
Composition (music) Composition Practice Time Signatures

07/17/19

Tips on counting and playing odd time signatures?

I'm pretty interested in learning, composing and playing along to songs using odd time signatures (3/4, 5/4, 7/8, ...) and I'd like some advice on how to wrap my head around all this stuff. For... more
Composition (music) History Composition Technique

07/16/19

What is the earliest known use or indication of "col legno"?

_col_ **legno** or _col_ **legno** _battuto_ meaning : strike (the string) with the **wood** (of the bow) is commonly found in 20th century chamber music. But I have heard it might have been used... more
Composition (music) Composition

07/12/19

Is there a term for this compositional technique?

There are many examples of a particular compositional technique, so I was wondering if it had a name. The example closest to me right now is Beethoven piano sonatina in F, 2nd movement (Anhang 5),... more
Composition (music) Guitar Composition Chords

07/11/19

Which advanced chords can I use for a song composition in scale of G?

I am making a song composition in a scale of G. I have already used major chords **G, C and D** and in some places I have used **Am, Em and Bm**. I would like to make this composition richer with... more
Composition (music) Composition Orchestra Harmony

07/11/19

Can I have two different instruments play the same melody at the same octave?

I am writing an orchestral track and so far I have written the melody of strings (violins and such) and I want to add trumpets and here are 3 things I consider.1) Have the trumpets play the same... more
Composition (music) Computer Composition Daw

07/11/19

How can I create loopable bounces for video games?

I'm writing the music for a video game. Much of the music is going to be looped indefinitely. How can I arrange my music and bounce audio files that can be looped effectively?A naïve technique is... more
Composition (music) Composition Practice Time Signatures

07/11/19

Tips on counting and playing odd time signatures?

I'm pretty interested in learning, composing and playing along to songs using odd time signatures (3/4, 5/4, 7/8, ...) and I'd like some advice on how to wrap my head around all this stuff.For... more
Composition (music) Composition Theory Orchestra

07/11/19

What's so off about the intro to Prokofiev's Dance of the Knights?

Now this question is by no means an attack on any conductor or orchestra, nor Prokofiev himself, but why does it seem that it's hard for everyone to get right into time with one another with this... more
Composition (music) Composition Key Signatures Enharmonics

07/11/19

Why use the key of C#?

I was reading about Brahms, and it was mentioned that he had composed a piece in C# Major. AFAIK, we generally don't use C# Major in jazz or rock music because the key signature has 7 sharps, so... more
Composition (music) Composition Learning Practice

07/10/19

How do I know what key to write in?

I've recently become obsessed with **Les Miserables** and **Miss Saigon**. The music has inspired me tenfold to compose, write similar music.I've posted on here before on how to compose, and I'm... more
Composition (music) Composition Arranging Sheet Music

07/09/19

What does an arranger do?

When you see the "arranged by" attribution on a score, what did the arranger (typically) do?
Composition (music) Composition Terminology Jazz

07/09/19

What is the Lydian Chromatic Concept?

I've recently found out about George Russell's book the _Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization_ and I've been curious about exactly what the Lydian Chromatic Concept is and how it can be... more

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