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Music Composition Methods

Part #1 Inspirational Sources


Every Musical Composition has a basic need for inspiration. A melody, rhythm, or any piece of sound can come when inspiration comes to mind. This at that moment necessary to transfer it to a notation or a music program at moment, which would be a good idea. As a result, the idea needs to be embodied so that it does not fly away. I recommend that you have a habit of jotting down ideas whenever you are available. So if you know notes, if you have instant access to the papers or the device where you run the music program.


The most precious of inspiration is enthusiasm. The difference between enthusiasm and inspiration is that it has an emotional nature. His ability to drive you to the act of making music will come even if you don’t have an idea the moment you are enthusiastic. Because with a positive feeling, you sit down and get up with a certain result. If you want to experience this positive feeling often, listen to lots of music and learn musically. Since all of you are experiencing the sense of artist motivation, you will certainly attempt to make music somewhere to clear this full mind. One of the ways to sustain enthusiasm is to frequently feed Musically, have ideas, and trigger the need to pour out ideas.

Trigger Yourself

For example, you don’t have any ideas or enthusiasm in your mind. But you have to Make Music. In this case, the business does not develop in an organic environment, but this does not bring complete despair. There are ways of triggering, albeit mechanical. Let me first talk about the act of starting from the root note. There are 12 Voices in one Octave. You can choose any of these 12 sounds like the center tone and try to get inspired. Whichever sound you use, you can try to continue according to what you hear by pressing the sample of that sound. Arrangements may change at any time, including root points. But the important thing is to be able to put the first stone, the next will come.


Ideal for creating moods on scales. For example, set the D note on the right-side scale and play the Notes of the scale one by one. You can make a mood chart by hearing each harmonious note about it centering the D. Each of the scales is different. The results will be interesting if you move forward by changing the root notes. Playing at least two notes at the same time is called the Chord. It is possible to discover completely different moods by using chords such as double, triple, fifth, or seventh. If you make a chord like CEG, if the emotional appeals to you, you will already get more. If you don’t like it, you can try other chords. Sometimes the taste of the sound in your hand inspires you. If you’re making electronic music, even a single note of a Synthesizer at hand will help you hear an entire song. This goes for acoustic instruments too. Sometimes even a well-recorded cello can inspire you when the right note is pressed.

Tempo & BPM

It is possible to be triggered by the Tempo, ie BPM element. By making tempo adjustments such as 130, 140, 150, and turning on the metronome, you will hear a very smooth rhythm. In some cases, this metronome’s counter effect or even its tone can inspire you. My personal suggestion is to research the generic tempo of the music genre you are interested in and learn it well. So, for example, in which BPM Techno is predominantly performed. There are professionals that we all listen to and follow with admiration.

I find it useful to study these people well. There is no need to memorize a single person. But be well aware of and observe at least one artist’s style, approach, and technique. In fact, the product of all is an open design. We just don’t see the paths to the result outright. I mean, sample the design lines of the professionals and even be inspired by them. In certain situations, it’s okay to imitate it. Because the Amateur Artist imitates and recognizes the Art World. The more you get to know yourself, the more specific it will be.


Synthesis is a good way of manufacturing. You can put your own opinion on the work of at least two artists. We can also call this hybrid work. Although the style is not as a species, theoretically, hybrid products will emerge. You are also more likely to include yourself in the synthesis phase. Because you will combine two different approaches according to your own tastes, there will be leaks from you at the stage that acts as this interface. Your work will become more colorful and your own. It is not easy for an artist to discharge without filling his head or soul, regardless of the level of this artist.

Work with genres you love and watch for the moments you want to teach and compose music for those moments. Make sure you have an opinion. So have a plot concept for each song. Get ready spiritually and intellectually first, you build musical technicality on it. Most importantly, if you are making electronic music, first familiarize yourself with the software and plugins you use. After you get the ease of use, you will figure out how to create compositions and how to bend them. There is no short or easy way to Composition. The more you invest, the faster and the more it will develop. At Now You Tech, we have provided you with the sources of inspiration for Music Composition.

Stay with the music.