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17 April 2017

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How To Get Side Projects Done

Photo by Mark Gunn One of the blessings and curses of being a creative person is that I’m always coming […]

02 February 2017

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Establishing a Theme in a Feature Film

There is an excellent video on the Sideways YouTube channel called “How Pixar Uses Music to Make You Cry”. In […]

15 November 2016

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Measure Minutes Writing, Not Minutes Written

Photo by Mark Morgan There are many examples of famous writers throughout history who set themselves daily writing goals. Usually, […]

04 November 2016

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“What shall I do next?” – Musical Form

One of the greatest music books I’ve ever read is “Musical Structure and Design” by Cedric T. Davie. I have […]

22 March 2016

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How to Plan The Scoring Process

Photography by: Jeshu John A student composer recently asked me for advice on workflow. Here is the response I gave […]

28 September 2015

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The Only “Right” Method Is The One That Works For You

photo by Paweł Kadysz I’ve been experimenting with MIDI software and DAWs since the mid-1990s. I can still remember my […]

31 August 2015

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Seven Major Moments

photo by Niklas Morberg An interesting rule-of-thumb I read about in an interview with a composer was to try to […]

05 August 2015

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The Three Fundamental Principles of Film Scoring

Photo by Jeremy Brooks Writing original music for film can be a complex and nuanced endeavor, with hundreds of different […]

06 April 2015

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Compose Postcards, Not Novels

Photo by Nick Kenrick A problem young composers often have with their work is that they try to say too […]

06 October 2014

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Compose Faster By Breaking Up Your Writing Sessions

It seems counterintuitive, but one of the most effective ways I’ve found for writing music quickly is to break my […]

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