This month in our piano lessons we are working on composing. Composing is so much easier, and so much more fun than it used to be. Now we have computers that help us troubleshoot problems, and adjust mistakes at the click of a button. Just like many other things in life that have been made easier through technology, I’m grateful for composing software, and the ease and convenience of digital technology. Even electronic pianos have their place, and they exist in a world as a compliment to acoustic pianos. Pretty cool to have so many options.
For anyone who feels like tinkering around on their own piece of music, I recommend the open source (aka FREE) program musescore. It can be downloaded HERE. No need to worry about viruses, or codes expiring, or trials. Just download and start learning to use it.
Just for fun, here is a variation on Twinkle, Twinkle adapted for Halloween. (Yes, I used musescore, and although I have purchased other programs, this one works just as well.)
- J.W. Pepper Announces New Music Self-Publishing Service for Composers (pr.com)
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- Writing Music (parwatisingari.wordpress.com)
- Movie music: The 7 greatest film scores ever (conversations.nokia.com)