One of the best ways to learn anything is by creating.
Think about the last paper you wrote? You were a lot more invested in that history topic than you were by just reading about it.
The same goes with music.
You gain a more intimate knowledge of piano by playing it. You feel the idiosyncrasies of your piano versus the one in the practice room at school. You learn more about phrasing when you write your own pieces.
And this is why composing (even just for yourself) is so important to being a musician. Not only does the experience of creating connect you to other people — both alive now as well as composer long-since dead — it also gives you more appreciation for the music you play.
But composing can also come with its own form of writer’s block. So the best way to deal with that is to give yourself limits and turn it into a game!
Plus, we need more Halloween music in the world!
Use this pack to help you brainstorm, structure, and have a great time composing your own Halloween music. Great for teaching studios, family games, or individuals who want to compose but don’t know how to get started.
What Comes in the Pack
- 270 rhythm prompt cards
- 3 time signatures (4/4, 3/4, 6/8) at 3 different levels of complexity
- 18 Song templates
- 50 Accompaniment patterns
- 5 Games you can play with the rhythm cards
- Musescore and compressed xml (.mxl) files for all the rhythm cards, templates, and accompaniment patterns, so you can easily copy and paste to create professional scores for your creations
- Studio license
- Recommended resources to guide your curiosity
Sound like a spooky good time? I know I’m excited to play!