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What can I expect from being a Music Composer/Arranger

What is something that I should that I look forward to heading into this career

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Kevin’s Answer

It is a rewarding career hearing your ideas and work 'coming into being'.

There may be no greater feeling for a composer than to hear their music played by the instruments, musicians. group, ensemble, orchestra it was written for the first time.

Especially if it is written on paper, or composed within a digital audio workstation (such as logic or pro tools) and then played by live instruments.

It may or may not sound as how you might have imagined but as you develop it is likely to sound even greater than you imagined.

With more experience you will begin to be able to imagine what it will sound like with a group or the instruments it is written for and that will improve your ability.

The path to being a music composer or arranger is a challenging one as there generally isn't one guaranteed way of building a successful career.
It is a highly competitive business.

However, you should not be discouraged as even the greatest composers in history had to battle to be composers.

Often the struggle to be a composer will make your work more meaningful as it can be difficult to hide who your really are when composing or arranging music.

Some ideas are to speak with friends or anyone you hear about who might be making an independent film or short video. Often this can be a good place to begin. Also to attend music industry events to network with people to find out about opportunities.

You can also just self start and keep writing. Great music always finds a place in the world!
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Joseph’s Answer

You need to develop a drive to understand music and the why you can arrange different instruments and vocals using PRO TOOLS and LOGIC. Start listening to great music to understand the sounds and study the creators tools they use. Study other music theory from chords. They have programs where it teach these things. Most artists will ask you for other ppl styles so you have to study to make just your style but still give them what they want.
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