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Flow like Water: Developing a Professional Creative Process

Last week, I wrote about the two fluencies that professional composers must have: technique and process. Professional composers generally all achieve a baseline of technical fluency. Many, especially those in media music, also develop a reliable process fluency.  Without both fluencies, you can’t be like Michael Giacchino, for instance, and take on a project like Rogue […]

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How Composers Used To — and Could — Be Trained

Anyone who has studied music history knows that musicians have been theorizing about music for millennia. However, that theory has not always served as the basis for musical training. In particular, many classical composers did not learn “music theory” as contemporary musicians typically understand it. Reconstructing how composers used to be taught has been a major facet […]

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