Compose Yourself TUTORIAL

Compose Yourself TUTORIAL

The Ultimate Work Structure for a Composer

What you’ll learn:

  • Maximize your creativity and Productivity by planning and organizing your work effectively
  • Work more effectively, not becoming lost in the wrong details
  • Create the perfect workspace – Your working area will aid you, not hinder you
  • Learn about yourself and how to turn your negative beliefs around that hinders your creativity
  • Finally learn how to setup your ultimate template that will save you an enormous amount of time
  • Become aware of more ways to aid and empower your creativity and productivity

No experience necessary. This course suits all levels from beginners to professionals.

You have the DAW, the gear, the plugins, the virtual instruments, maybe even the knowledge and the time, but you are having a hard time becoming creative and productive. You might even feel overwhelmed with all the information out there. What should I focus on? What should I learn first? What instruments do I need? What plugins do I need? Do I have the right gear? Do I need to study more first?When most of us manage to get a little clearer on what we need to do, it can still feel overwhelming fitting it all fit together, how to make the most of our gear, talent, and creativity. How much work is enough, and how should I structure it? How many days a week is good? How do I balance my work, family and passion?For example, what is the difference between creativity and productivity, and why is this confusion one of the biggest reasons we have a hard time writing music?How do we combat our self-critique that often grinds our progress to a halt? How do we wake up with energy and enthusiasm ready to start with the next project? How do we finish a song?You need a structure to all this. You need a healthy practice that supports you, that you can always come back to.In this course you will learn the essential structure that a virtual composer truly needs in order to get creative, to evolve, and to actually get anything done!Find your ideal time when you are the most productive, setup your work area and tools so that they serve you instead of distract you, create a thorough and structured template so that you can focus on creativity and not get bothered with technicalities. Learn how to actually work effectively and not get bogged down. Learn some tips how to get unstuck. Become more aware of your inner critic, and learn how to get rid of distractions. Join the community and share with/learn from likeminded people.From the creator of SecondTierSound – YouTube


Section 1: Introduction

  • Lecture 1 Introduction
  • Lecture 2 What will you learn?
  • Lecture 3 Before we Start

Section 2: Preparation Module

  • Lecture 4 Why do you want to do this?
  • Lecture 5 Find your Ideal Work Time!
  • Lecture 6 Set up your Workspace so you cannot fail!
  • Lecture 7 Set up your DAW!

Section 3: Template Workshop

  • Lecture 8 Template Workshop part 1: Project
  • Lecture 9 Template Workshop part 2: Structure
  • Lecture 10 Template Workshop part 3: Instruments
  • Lecture 11 Template Workshop part 4: Articulations
  • Lecture 12 Template Workshop part 5: Key switches
  • Lecture 13 Template Workshop part 6: Articulation Maps
  • Lecture 14 Template Workshop part 7: Midi Switches
  • Lecture 15 Template Workshop part 8: Dynamics
  • Lecture 16 Congrats! You have finished the Preparation Module!

Section 4: How to Work Module

  • Lecture 17 Get into State
  • Lecture 18 How to compose: Creativity
  • Lecture 19 How to compose: Sketching
  • Lecture 20 How to compose: Shaping
  • Lecture 21 How to compose: Finishing
  • Lecture 22 How to compose: Summary and Assignment

Section 5: How to Plan

  • Lecture 23 Why plan?
  • Lecture 24 How to Plan

Section 6: Additional Content

  • Lecture 25 What Hardware do you need?
  • Lecture 26 What Software do you need?
  • Lecture 27 Key Commands
  • Lecture 28 Memory Management
  • Lecture 29 Project Ideas
  • Lecture 30 Getting Unstuck
  • Lecture 31 Dealing with self-critique
  • Lecture 32 Supporting practices

Section 7: Thank you for Completing the Course!

  • Lecture 33 Congratulations!


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