Music Compostiion and Creation

The Music Learning Workshop composition section will address methods and techniques, as well as thoughts on composing, arranging and creating music.

Why do so many people think that improvising is something complicated and difficult, reserved for only the most advanced musicians? In this article David Reed talks about five important myths that prevent many people from discovering the joy and fun of improvising!

A 3 part series on Why music Education is Changing – Part 1 of 3 This series of articles talks about the needs and desires of today’s music student, which are entirely different from the needs that our music education system was designed to satisfy. This fundamental disconnect is already causing profound changes, and these […]

You can begin to instantly feel the tonality in any piece of music. Here is a simple exercise that you can do anytime you listen to music.

Most people assume that only a musical genius could listen to a piece of music and instantly know how to play it in any key. In this article David Reed explains that this “genius” is available to all of us.

I was asked how I approach improvisation of music the other day. I explained that it really takes on various forms depending on mood, intent, and objectives. However, I do find that some of the best efforts come from just sitting down and letting go. The other day on a late summer day evening I […]

Here in the U.S. the school year is over and summer is here again, everyone is in break mode. It’s hard to keep wanting to practice or study anything as we get outside and enjoy the sun and fun.

Improvising with Chords is another method of filling in short segments, or for that matter whole parts of a song with big sound.

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