How To Compose Music As A Piano Player

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How To Compose Music As A Piano Player:-

Compose Music once completed can be beautiful to listen. However, sometimes the process to arrive at the beautiful piece can be hard. In order to come up with some really great music on the piano, you have to be motivated enough, inspired enough and have some bit of creative bone in you. You also need to have some fundamental basics in music. You need to know of some basic musical symbols in addition to their musical notes. Learning to play the piano is no easy task since it requires you to have plenty of patience, time and concentration. The same applies to creating music on the piano. With time, determination, some inspiration and hard work, you too should be able to create some truly good music with your piano.

What Do You Need?

First off, you need a good piano that is properly tuned. There are plenty of piano types to choose from, from the traditional ones to the digital ones. Find one that suits your music aspirations.

You will need a piece of paper (manuscript music paper) and pen or pencil to get the writing going. With the pen and paper you will need to sit down and compose your music.

Besides the pen and paper, you can make use of a voice recorder to help record some ideas as and when they come to your mind.

Composing Piano Music

When you have all the inspiration you need and the idea of the kind of music you wish to compose then you are one step closer to actually composing music on the piano. Some of the things you may need to do include:

A well tuned piano and a voice recorder. You will have to use the voice recorder to come up with the type of music you wish to compose. Pay no mind to how the sound is in the first instance since you are in the early stages of composition.

Next, with the makings of your music on the voice recorder you can utilize your piano to practice the music notes on the manuscript paper and make changes as and when you feel the need.

Listen back to what you have recorded and read through what you have written and make appropriate changes. With time, you will notice that your music gets better and better.

Experiment with your piano to find out which musical chords work together in harmony.

Next you need to look into the tonality of your composition and find the allowed notes for your chosen melody.

Additional Tips

  • Experiment till you get things right
  • Go into the composition stage with a clear mind-this means no listening to other music, especially music that doesn’t correspond to the song you are trying to compose.
  • Listen to the voice recording you make repeatedly so that you can better improve your music.
  • Remember that you may not get the music you want in a day, a week or month. You need to have plenty of patience to arrive at great music.

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