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The Six Most Important Building Blocks for Superior Music Composition

December 27th, 2012 by

The Six Most Important Building Blocks for Superior Music Composition
In this post we will explore six building blocks for superior music composition. Each element builds on the other. As well as each depends on the other. To forget or miss one of these elements will result in less than satisfactory results. To get started we will look at the element of time.

TIME

Music is an art form that is based and exists in time. When a piece of music is performed it passes through time. The structure of music is built on the stage of time. As such, the musical form measurements are divided into many sequential events.

Just like a ruler with feet and inches, time can be split into individual units of measurements. This concept creates a System of Measurement of different lengths of tones. And a rhythmic condition is clearly defined. Think of time as a canvas. Drawn on this canvas is musical melody lines. (more…)

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