Composing Music Part 2

When it comes to composing  in any genre, there are “preset rules” to get us started. John Watkins shares them with us in this infographic (Part 2 of 2).

The rule of : say what you want to say, say it again, say it a different way, then say it again.
– Hunter Hayes

The Gist Of This Infographic

While saying what you want, saying it again, and saying it differently might not seem like much of a hard task, music composers and songwriters often hit a wall when trying to figure out how to lay it out from beginning to end. Composition, structure and flow can be deciding factors in the fate of your song, and ultimately your music career.

Whether you’re writing a new hit single or catchy elevator music, this humorous  series can actually be of use. This first part of the two-part series outlines formulas for writing songs in the genres of Folk, Jazz, Rap, Bluegrass, and Punk.

Little About Composing Music

There is a whole field of work surrounding music composition; people involved in composing music are called composers. They use “compositional techniques” to create music of different genres and styles.

A successful composer employs skills such as musical notation writing, music theory, instrumentation and orchestration. Many composers also use extended techniques like improvisation, musical montage, non-traditional instruments, and various sound production methods. (Learn more on Wikipedia)

If you like this second part, you should check out John Watkins’ formulas for other popular genres:
Composing Music – Part 1.

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