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Music Analysis Resource for Composers

December 16, 2017

Composer's Music Analysis Resource

 

As a composer, I need to dig into a piece's details very deeply so I understand the means used by the author. That is how we collect our own tools to express musical thoughts. In order to find the patterns in a piece, I need to conduct music analysis.

 

At the beginning, the process can seem very difficult - looking for small details can seem very boring and, sometimes, overwhelming. But as I treat music as a science which derives from mathematics, I always look for patterns that a composer either followed or created.

 

One of the most complex forms to analyse is a sonata. Despite having a very regular structure, it allows a composer to express their musical thoughts in many ways. Together with WKMT members, we created a rich resource for composers as a reference when analysing a piece. I highly recommend everyone to explore it:

http://www.piano-composer-teacher-london.co.uk/music-theory--

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