Looking for Cole

November 1, 2015

Billy Joel – Movin’ Out

October 30, 2015


Songwriter Alex Vargas

March 28, 2015

Don Marcotte


It’s So Amazing!

Here you  are in one moment of time.  Exploring your guitar , your piano.  Then something Happens to you.  Your ego disappears  and your higher self begins to hear  music you’ve never heard before.  It’s taking your heart and mind into new territory.  Patterns turn into phrases.  You are trying to feel where it wants to go.
Listen  to your intuition . Be daring.  It will all work out later.

Enjoy the magic of music creation!  The more music skills you learn , the more freedom  of expression comes your way.  Many musicians want to help you learn .  I hope that  you will find  these  websites helpful .   Your music composition adventure has begun!


Young Composers.com  

You can upload music to our network, where our insightful review team will help you hone your craft.  Our composer music forum is an active com – munity of professionals, students, and amateurs who can  answer questions about the life and career of classical music composition and show you new techniques. 

Maria Schneider’s Advice to Young Composers   –   YouTube
“When artists break through by doing what they think will make them famous, not what they love, expressing their “real” selves becomes far harder.”

Advice For The Emerging Composer   –   Eric Whitacre .com 

A young composer uses old school methods of  music notation and tells you why.  ( Listen to his Virtual Choir 3, ‘Water Night’  received 3746 videos from 73 countries around the world  and launched on April 2nd 2012 at a live event at Lincoln Center, webcast on Lincoln Center Website, and revealed online.  Very Inspiring!
Eric Whitacre.com  –  Advice For The Emerging Composer  –  Competitions
Learning from his personal experiences.
South Carolina School of Music
Leans toward Jazz Comp   –   Very  helpful Guide to the beginning Composer.  Music Theory Rules, Getting Started, Rewriting, Questions to Ask, Contrasts, Consistencies Motivic & Compositional Devices, Listening, Composition Links
Advice For Pianists: How To Compose Piano Music
Piano Lessons Myths  –  David Nevue.com
Advice For Young Composers / Young Musicians QuestionsMusical Mentors   –   Christophe Beck  –  YouTube
Composers New Pencil   –   Live / Dead Site  (no longer maintained).
What a shame!  What remains is quite useful to a composer.
Array Young Composers Workshop   –   The Process   –   YouTube 
National Young Composers Challenge   –  YouTube   –  The Composium
Pillars of Creation by Stephen Spies  –  The National Young Composers Challenge is open to young musicians ages 13 to 18 who are
U.S. residents.  The Challenge is simple. First, you can take part in a free full-day workshop with world-renowned composers and musicians. Then you write your own score for chamber ensemble or full orchestra. Finally, a panel of judges chooses the top three orchestral and top three ensemble compositions.

Very Young Composer Workshop   –   YouTube   –  Part One   –   Part Two

Berklee Press   –   Music composition / arranging / songwriting publications

Lawrence  Music  Composition  Blog
The number one piece of advce for young composers.

The Muses Muse
A songwriting resource for both beginners & pros. 

Advice For A Young Composer
Jeffrey Cotton.net

Composer Frank Wildhorn

February 21, 2015


Linda Eder – Let Him Fly

February 21, 2015



Producer: Frank Wildhorn
Producer: Jeremy Roberts
Composer: Frank Wildhorn
Arranger: Jeremy Roberts
Lyricist: Nan Knighton


In this http://www.artistshousemusic.org clip, Randy Newman, artist, songwriter, and film composer, discusses his unique style of songwriting.

Jimmy Jackson

John Denver. Country Boy. Documentary.

Documentary exploring the private life and public legacy of John Denver,
America’s original country boy. With exclusive accounts from those closest to him,
the man behind the music is revealed in an intimate profile in his,
70th birthday anniversary year.

Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976,
allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism,
comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship,and research.
Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.
Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

John Denver – Country Boy . Documentary .

Coldplay – Hits

September 20, 2014


00:00:00 Clocks
00:04:59 Yellow
00:09:19 In my Place
00:13:04 Warning Sing
00:18:26 Your Love means everything
00:21:58 Fix You
00:26:48 Sleeping Sun
00:29:49 Viva la Vida
00:33:44 Charlie Brown
00:38:21 Lost
00:41:49 The Scientist
00:46:53 Speed Sound
00:51:34 Gravity
00:57:17 See you Soon
01:00:33 Every Teardrop is a Waterfall
01:04:30 Up in Flames
01:07:41 Paradise
01:12:28 Amsterdam
01:17:26 Everything’s not Lost
01:22:41 Death And All His Friends/ The Escapist


Richard Marx – Songwriter

September 17, 2014

Whatever We Started

Right Here Waiting

Through My Veins


Richard Marx – Songwriter

September 17, 2014


De Beste Singer-Songwriter


David Sweeney



Songwriting Advice

May 13, 2014