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 of teaching.
The response to the course went far beyond my expectations! And through feedback from students and some help, a new approach to ScoreClub took shape and became what you see now.
I created a new modular approach to lessons, I call it the “ScoreClub constellation” and my plan was to reintroduce the materials of “Module 1” in smaller linked courses.
But two things led to the return “Module 1”
- The poll done in January led to me starting work on an arranging/orchestration course (more on that later)
- Since the start of the year I have been receiving many requests for “Module 1”
And so there you go, “Module 1” is back, with the new name of “Essential Composer Training: Foundation“! And now with access to the forum, your student dashboard, updates etc…
(BTW, if you are a previous owner of “Module 1” get in touch with me if you would like access to the forum. I’ll be sending out a newsletter for that as well.)
UPDATE ON NEW COURSES
As I mentioned, the new course in progress covers my steps to arranging and orchestrating. This is based on an organized checklist I developed for myself and really came together while composing for The Legend of Silk Boy. I have been teaching this with much success since then.
But teaching 1-on-1 is different than building a self-guided online course. And with ScoreClub my aim is to really create something that is…all I can give, and gives results!
The notes I had gathered from years of teaching just didn’t work well as a self-guided course. So I organized them over and over, coming up with new approaches to organizing the material, what should be in and what should just be mentioned, musical examples and so on…
And it was also clear that arranging/orchestration is such a HUGE subject that I had to have a specific focus for this course: that became Organic Arranging/Orchestrating of a Melodic Line in the style of the masters. (You know, like Elgar, Korngold, John Williams…)
And eventually this monstrous monolith was whittled down to a 20 page outline! Haha!
But still it is too big… so I need need to work on it more so it gets to be as good as it should be. There’s some problems to tackle here I need some time to work out to make this course as effective as possible,
So it is highly likely that I will tackle another course first before that one, and the two candidates (based on the poll) are:
- Memorable Melody Writing
- Practical Counterpoint
So expect to see that pop up soon!