SONGWRITING: Practical Theory for Composition

www.creativeguitarstudio.com Search Andrew Wasson.com for FREE lesson Handouts. This Video: November 26, 2010 | Search Videos by Title/Date. GO TO: www.andrewwasson.com Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question… Q: For me, the basics of music are something I feel that I have developed. I both understand and can play lot’s of; chords, scales and arpeggios. My problem however, is this; when I am composing, what music theory say’s is technically correct hardly ever sounds good to me. Could you make a lesson that covers how to compose with more of a practical approach to theory, independent of all of the technical sides of music-theory. I don’t want to abandon music theory, just begin working in a way that doesn’t have me critically dependent upon theory all of the time. – Thomas, Tampa, Florida. A: When I teach composing, I always stress that one of the very first things to learn is how to build on a theme. Theme’s are melodic hooks that create a coherence in a phrase. There are many ways to build a theme, but the most basic way is to repeat something to create a form of melodic or harmonic identification for the listener. The complete lesson article for this video will be available on the Creative Guitar Studio website shortly. Follow me on Twitter for lesson posting announcements: twitter.com ____________________________________ The NEW Zazzle Products page: www.zazzle.com ____________________________________ Andrew’s Official Q & A Guitar Blog

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Published: 2010-11-26 13:44:23
SONGWRITING: Practical Theory for Composition

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    The range required of the singer in order to sing the song you write is another consideration for you to keep in mind. Even professional singers only have a range of about an octave and a half that they are comfortable with. If you find yourself needing to break into falsetto every time you come to the come to the chorus, it’s time to re-tool your melodyÉ

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