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25 January 2012

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Using The Procrastination Dash for Composing

There is a great post by Merlin Mann of 43 Folders about the “Procrastination Dash”. The technique is that you […]

07 December 2011

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Composing is Decision Making

When you boil it down to the bare elements, the act of composing is basically about making decisions. Do you […]

23 November 2011

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Five Years

As 2011 winds down, I’m coming towards the end of my sixth year living in Los Angeles and working as […]

05 October 2011

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Teleportation Doesn’t Exist (On Growing Organically)

An aspect of my writing that I’ve always considered a weakness is a heavy reliance on ostinatos and repeating patterns. […]

17 August 2011

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On the Benefits of Writing First Thing in the Morning

In a recent post I wrote about the importance of writing every day. I think that’s it’s important to make […]

10 August 2011

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Write Every Day

(image by Joseph Eastwood) The most consistent piece of advice I’ve heard from successful composers, screenwriters, authors and anyone else […]

03 August 2011

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Why a Film Composer Should Study Screenwriting

Lately I’ve been reading a lot about screenwriting. I’m not currently writing a screenplay (although I’d like to someday); I’m […]

27 July 2011

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The Complicated Big Stuff

I recently wrote to the head of a music library that I work with and asked him if there were […]

20 July 2011

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Ramps vs. Steps

One of the main roles of film music is to affect the intensity of the action or drama on screen. […]

22 June 2011

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Using Constraints to Foster Creativity

It seems counterintuitive, but one of the best ways to loosen up your creativity is by forcing constraints upon yourself. […]

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