Are You Serious About Composing Music?
Become more creative and write music that moves people
There’s nothing more satisfying than expressing yourself with a composition you wrote. Just imagine, the music you created in your mind finally comes alive.
But composing music can be difficult. How do you start a composition and when is it finished?
Training these music skills by yourself is hard and learning how to write music can be confusing. Sometimes you just need somebody to help you out. Somebody who can hand you the composition tools and music composition techniques that you need.
Join my online music composition classes and I will guide you with your music journey. Learn to compose the music that you want. Explore how you can create new music.
Find your creative voice and become a music composer!
Can You Become a Composer?
Music composition lessons are for you if you have ever wondered:
You love to create music and now you want to take your creativity to the next step. This is composing your own songs and music. Here is how you can learn music composition and write new music.
- Listen to a lot of music and analyse it
- Find out what you like and try it yourself
- Compose something small every (second) day
- Read about and learn music theory
You can teach yourself music composition, but it is tough because you have nobody to help you when you are stuck. But thanks to the internet music education is not fixed to your location anymore. So why not learn music composition from home? After all, this is the place where you feel most comfortable and secure. The easy thing? You don’t have to search for ‘music composition classes near me’.
What are music composition classes? What do you learn in a music composition class?
I will teach and show you all the steps of composing music. You will develop your own musical style and become better with each composition that you write. I will teach you how to write music in any program that you like. But I prefer MuseScore. I will give you all the composition tools that you need for expressing yourself in music.
Learn to write music today!
Your Composition Coach
Hi! My name is Xander and I am a composer, Songwriter and Music educator with a degree in music composition. I teach many students all over the world via private music classes and via my YouTube channel, Learning Music Skills.
As a composer, educator and content creator, my goal is to share all aspects of the process of making music. I want to give everyone the tools necessary to be able to understand, enjoy and create music. No matter the genre or skill level.
I’m an expert in making difficult topics easy to understand. I break down complicated concepts into practical bite-size songwriting and composition techniques that you can use.
Learn all the Elements of Music Composition
Free Music Composition Lessons
If you want to explore my free music composition classes online, then I suggest you watch this playlist. It is a gathering of music classes that focus on creative music composition techniques. If you feel that you need more help with creating music, then don’t hesitate to contact me and schedule a music composition class.
What You Will Learn In Our Music Composition Class
Learning how to write a good melody is a fundamental music skill that you need as a composer. During our composition classes, we will explore:
- How to write a melody
- What are the building blocks of a melody
- Finding your unique melodic voice
- Melodic development techniques
- Techniques for finding melodic inspiration
- And much more.
Harmony and chord progressions are the backbone of Western music and almost all popular music. But how do you write a good chord progression? And what kinds of chord progressions are suitable for your style? What we will discover is:
- How to write a chord progression
- How to make your chord progression more interesting
- Find creative chord connections
- Advanced harmonic concepts
- And much more.
Musical form is one of the most overlooked aspects of music composition if you ask me. Often times changing something in the composition’s structure can completely change your piece for the better (or worse). What you will learn in our classes is:
- What are the basic and popular forms
- How to change and rework your composition
- Creative composition structure techniques
- And much more.
Rhythm is the drive behind any good melody or composition. Rhythm is by far one of the most memorable elements in any given song or composition. For some people writing interesting rhythms comes more naturally than for others. What you will learn is:
- How to use basic rhythmic patterns
- How to rhythmic positions
- How to develop your rhythm in a piece of music
- When to use antimetric rhythms
- And more advanced rhythmic concepts.
Should a composer know how to write text or lyrics? It might seem strange, but I think it is an essential skill for a composer. Text and lyrics can be the foundation on which you build your composition.
That’s why it is essential that you know how to write good lyrics that tell the story of your music. What we can explore in our music composition class is:
- Learning different types of rhyme schemes
- How to effectively place your lyrics
- How to write a song lyric that continues to build
- Lyric writing techniques to generate lyric ideas
- Much more.
Where would we be without music theory? A lot of people start with writing music in an intuitive manner. But things are so much easier if you are able to find out what you just played or recorded. I am a big fan of music theory because it gives me the inspiration to write new music. What we will learn during our online music composition lessons is:
- Basic theory to start writing and notating music
- Creative theory techniques for inspiration
- How to use theory to get unstuck
- Theory for a practical music composition use
- And much more.
As a composer, you need to be able to find musical inspiration. Even when you don’t really feel like it. So how do you live a creative life? And how do you make sure that your creative music ideas keep flowing? And most important, how do make sure that your ideas are original? In our music composition class we can focus on:
- Techniques for generating music ideas
- How to stay creative
- How to evaluate your ideas
- How to avoid a musical burn-out
- Finding and staying in touch with your musical identity
- And much more.
Popular songs or compositions by other composers are a perfect way to refine your composition skills. Because why try to reinvent the wheel, while somebody else has done a better job than you? If something has been proven to work, don’t waste your time.
As a composer, you need to know how to properly analyse compositions and songs. What things are important and which elements don’t matter?