Elements of Musical Composition Course

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A practical workshop for participants interested in composing music of any genre based on their ideas. We will concentrate on the skills common to all composition, focusing this term on melody construction, basic harmony and rhythm. The course will cover the basics of the composition by taking the participants through a series of straightforward, structured exercises. These exercises are designed to emphasise the craftsmanship of composition and to stimulate the imagination.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn about:

  1. Scales and modes.
  2. Melody writing .
  3. Harmony.
  4. Rhythm.
  5. Counterpoint.

Intended Audience

  • Beginners.
  • More experienced composers.
  • Interested listeners.

Delivery Style

A combined seminar and interactive workshop, helping participants use tools and plan their approach.

Course Prerequisites

It will help if you can play an instrument and have some familiarity with musical notation, but these skills are not essential to participate in the course.

Course Features

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