SCORECLUB

SCORECLUB

Serious Training for Composers

18

Feb'16

The Return of ScoreClub’s First Course and Update

ScoreClub was launched initially with “Composer Training: Module 1” course. My aim was to create the kind of composition teaching I would have wanted to have, and I built based on 12+ years …

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30

Dec'15

Scoreclub – Looking to 2016

Hi, Alain here, well, the new ScoreClub is on its feet! We’re a few weeks in and it’s doing well, with great reviews from the people who jumped in. It …

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06

Jun'15

Q: Do You Think About Voice-Leading While Composing?

Here is a VERY common question. In the midst/heat of composition, do composers really look for parallel 5ths & octaves, and other voice-leading considerations? I remember as an undergrad wondering if …

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25

May'15

Tips for Dealing with Composition Fatigue

My student Simon Donovan asked me a very important (and common) question about the process of composition the other day. Here’s his question and my reply. (Thanks Simon for allowing me …

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28

Apr'15

Composition as Performance – my hockey analogy

I have been likening composition as a performance over the past few years. That the moment of composition, when that great idea strikes, becomes a performance where all your skills come into play and …

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07

Nov'14

Achieving Creative Freedom

“Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.” Johannes Brahms What is creative freedom? I’d imagine it would be the point where you have complete access to …

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