Category: Music Composition

Tabletop drummer

This post is a further exploration of one of the tricks mentioned in a grain of sand: coming up with a rhythmic idea devoid of any pitch content. There is a legend, quite possibly not apocryphal, because the game of billiards was indeed one of…

Books about music

The Eastman School of Music Sibley Library is possibly the largest music library in the world, rivaled by maybe only the Library of Congress and the other world class state conservatories (Moscow, Paris, London). Despite its size I remember wandering around it as a…

Olivier Messiaen’s “Technique of my Musical Language”

Books by historically significant composers on composing are few and those that do exist are uneven in their approach. My favorite, probably, is Olivier Messiaen‘s book, Technique of my Musical Language. You probably won’t find it for sale anywhere and if you do, it will…

A grain of sand…

Sometimes you get an idea for a piece and then you begin to write with absolutely no problems. You’re on fire and the music flows from you like images from the end of Walt Disney’s animated paint brush. Sometimes the ideas may be there,…

Who You Were Meant to Be

Who You Were Meant to Be A Guide to Finding or Recovering Your Life’s Purpose Lindsay C. Gibson, Psy.D New Horizon Press Far Hills, NJ Copyright @2000 Lindsay C. Gibson You may wonder why I begin a blog about being a composer with a book…

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