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How to comopose/write music without going ti school

Asked Fort Worth, Texas

I want to learn more music however I dont have the money or grades to go to school for it. So What are some tips on self teaching music composers/writers? Like apps, computer programs,books or places to learn for free? #music #art

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Talia’s Answer

Updated Roseville, California

Hi Theresa,

For coding, there's a great organization called, "Girls Who Code" https://girlswhocode.com/ It's a great place to get started and have support from others in your shoes as well as experts who want to teach. This is also a great work field for girls! A lot of girls are actually great coders and really like it, so take a look.

I'm not sure for writing/composing music. The first step might be to either learn how to play music or sing by ways of reading sheet music. This would get you used to seeing how notes display on a page and what kinds of notes tend to get paired together. Knowing how to play the guitar and piano are great because then you'd be able to let your mind wander while your fingers play and songs might write themselves. Knowing how to read sheet music would then help you transpose the notes onto a page and viola! You're a song writer.

Jeff’s Answer

Updated Los Angeles, California
Youtube is a wonderfull tool! If you play an instrument you con learn how to arrnage better with clips and tutorioals from youtube and then you can go deeper into songwritting and music production. Garage band is also a great tool!

Alex’s Answer

Updated Fort Mill, South Carolina

To compose music, you need to learn music theory. Go to the library and check out books on music theory and read it. Learn it. From there it depends on which genre you would like to compose. Rock, Jazz, and Orchestral music would all be composed different and have their own unique compositional theories. But you need to learn the basics first. Then listen and imitate. Analyze the top songs in your chosen genre and see how those composers made their pieces sound the way they did. Keep reading and keep learning. You will never learn everything. No app or software will be free and give you enough to be a good composer. They might could help you compose simple melodies, which is a start. But you'd be better off going to the library.