How to Write Music: ‘New Age’ Approach Offers Quick Results

Would-be composers and music creators take note ... here's a unique method for getting your ideas down!
Aug. 1, 2012 - PRLog -- Composing and writing music has always been seen as a forbidden city for most of us. After all, how many people know how to do it? Not many. And for those who do learn this art, many years of advanced study is usually required.

But pianist, composer, and online piano teacher Edward Weiss sees no reason why anyone can’t create their own unique music.

Weiss owns and operates - a website that specializes in showing students how to play something called ‘new age’ piano. When asked how he teaches people how to write music and compose, Weiss responds:

“I teach students how to complete a simple 8-bar phrase first. By working in small sections, would be composers learn how to complete something quickly and easily. And once they can do this, they begin to understand how most music is created in sections.”

A piano lesson Weiss offers on his site titled ‘Midnight Snow’ is one of many that promise to teach students the art of composition. A ‘sneak peek’ is available and shows this piano teacher creating right before our eyes. It’s really something remarkable watching this as you can see how one section of music comes from another.

Here’s what this ‘new age’ piano teacher has to say about the lesson…

“Midnight Snow is a good example of how repetition and contrast - the cornerstones of musical composition come in to play. The first section is somewhat somber and serious but then gives way to a more playful experience.”

Those interested in learning more about how to compose and write music can do so on Weiss’s website at
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