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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!

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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Composers New Pencil   –   Live / Dead Site  (no longer maintained).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

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Rowy   –   Music, Composition and Theory   –   Q and A   –  Chord Tutorials and progressions   –   Music Theory site list.

Composition Today   –   Forums   –   Music In The Cloud  –   Soundbank   –   Interviews   –   Composers   –   Articles   –   Concerts   –   Competitions

Virtual Sheet Music   –   Printable blank manuscript

Ujam   –   With UJAM, you can create music for all the things in your life, for free

About.com   –   Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting /  Q & A

All Experts.com   –   Music Composition,  Theory and Songwriting   –  Clare Redfarn  –  Phil Kelly   –  Chuck   –  Bill Pere   –  Penny Nichols   –  D C DowDell   –  Dr Colin   –  Daniel Johnson   –  The Doctor   –  Jessica Vaughan

Kourosh Dini   –   Naming Pices Of Music.

Gary Ewer   –   The Essential Secrets Of Songwriting   –   Free eBook   –   Free online songwriting course

eZine Articles   –   How to compose your own guitar music   –   Music Production Tips: How to compose music   –   Edward Weiss: Hear and plan in small sections   –   9 tips on how to compose piano music   –   Composing Music: Inspiration and Creativity: Edward Droscher   –   How To Compose Classical Music: Payo W Perry   –   How to Compose Piano Sheet Music: Peter Edvinson   –   Find yourself in the music you compose   –   Listen to music like a composer: Edward Weiss   –   Emotional Feeling Songs:  Compose a subtext: Renee Grant-Williams   –   Battle of the Acoustic Piano vs Digital Piano for composing music: PM Holtz   –   How To Compose A Symphony: John Brantingham   –   Compose music easier by limiting options: Kenny L   –   How to compose music you never thought possible using beat-making software: Shawn Ross   –   How to Compose: Using A – B – A Form: Edward Weiss   –   How to compose music using 8 -bar phrases Edward Weiss   –   To learn how to compose, learn how to improvise: Edward Weiss   –   Qualities of a good music composer: Jimmy Prior   –   Composing your first digital masterpiece: Robert Playford   –   How to write a musical phrase: Jon Brantingham   –   How to compose or improvise an Introduction or Coda for a Classical Sonata on the Organ: Vidus Pinckeyiceus   –   Make a commitment to write music every day: Tiffany Brooks   –   How composers can benefit from music forums: Jimmy Prior   –   How to write music for lyrics: Ras Guandl   –   What to look for while buying music composition software: Andre Enaud   –   The Guitar, A Composer’s Instrument Of Choice: Jim Aldridge   –   The benefits of royalty-free meditation music: Christopher Clarke   –   Composing using chord charts: Edward Weiss   –   How to gain the power to create intense music emotion: T Heiss   –

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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!

gold_line

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

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Ludwig von Beethoven   –   1770 – 1827

Titan  of  the  classical  music  world,  Beethoven   emulated and learned from the  greatest composers of  his era and the high Baroque.  Throughout all 3 of his  creative periods, he explored & mastered form,  harmony and counterpoint in such  unique ways. The elements of   surprise, breathtaking beauty and frequent roughness  of style generate love and fascination with his music to the present day.

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ClassicalNet
Offers a special page for Beethoven | | features a number of works sequenced by various people | You may also submit your own sequences to this page |  Bio | recordings

The Beethoven Page at midiworld
Has a small but very high-quality collection if his works  |  Biography  |  Recommended Recordings  |  Books and Printed Music  |

Classical MIDI Archives – Beethoven
Part of Classical  MIDI Archives site  |  The Beethoven section includes 234 files,

The Beethoven Connection
Offers a special page for Beethoven | | features a number of works sequenced by various people | You may also submit your own sequences to this page |  Bio | recordings

Beethoven, The Immortal
Beethoven’s life  |  ascent to greatness  |  demeanor as a mature man  |  Beethoven’s view on performing  | final days  |  medical history |  daily routine complete Listing of Beethoven’s Works  |  Symphonies  |images  |  audio/MIDI

Mad About Beethoven
Beethoven’s family – in-depth biographies  |  Beethoven’s Vienna – a tour of the places he knew  |  trilogy books  |  article  | 5th symphony – opening

An excerpt from Beethoven’s Ninth
A Political History by Esteban Buch  |  The Romantic Cult and the Ode to Joy

The Unheard Beethoven
MIDI files | Member of the Beethoven Admirer sitering

GMN Classical Plus
Beethoven’s Hair : An Extraordinary Historical Odyssey and a Musical Mystery Solved  |  Beethoven’s Hair : An Extraordinary Historical Odyssey and a Musical Mystery SolvedRussell Martin  |  A fascinating tale derived from a 175-year-old snippet of Beethoven’s hair, encompassing biographical insights, scientific findings, and the path the hair took, from the great composer’s head right into the present!

Ludwig Van Beethoven: The Magnificent Master
Biography |  works list | picture gallery | creation histories (symphonies) |  Musicians About Beethoven | Beethoven & Other Great Minds | Opera, anyone?

Ludwig van Beethoven: An Overview
Mfiles.co.uk Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) | Beethoven’s works Beethoven’s 9 symphonies | Beethoven’s influences Recommended Sheet  Music

About.com   –   Beethoven, the most popular of all composers, was a ground breaking composer. Beethoven’s nine great symphonies are widely played and even imitated by the many following composers, including Brahms and Mahler. This One-Stop Beethoven Resource will provide you with the history, life, and music of Beethoven.

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas
Introduction  |  1792 AND 1802  |  1802 AND 1814  |  After 1815  |  Bibliography   |   References   |  nomoto

Beethoven: Musical Style and Innovations  

KunstDerFuge.com   –   Beethoven MIDI Files. 

ClassicCat.net   –   Performances of Beethoven   –   mp3  

Grave of Ludwig Van Beethoven

NPR – Closer to Eternity: Stretching Beethoven’s 9th
Norwegian Artist Creates 24-Hour Version of Famous Work |

Classical-Composer.org   –   12 Beethoven links 

1998 Jim Lehrer Interview – Anne-Sophie Mutter
Playing Beethoven | A conversation with German violinist, Anne-Sophie Mutter, who was spending the year performing Beethoven’s 10 Sonatas for Violin and Piano around the world

Beethoven Database   –   SJLibrary.org 

Beethoven
( Webmaster Note:  Composers with seeking mind  have a lot to learn here. Many linked terms ) His creative life is usually divided into three periods Personal fingerprints  |  Structural innovations   |   Use of sonata form  |  Thematic links in Beethoven’s works Orchestration in Beethoven’s work  |  Romantic tendencies in Beethoven’s music  |  Beethoven’s influence  |  M.Tevfik Dorak, B.A. (Hons)  |