The History of Musical Instruments In this article, let's be more general about music and actually, I'd like to write about the history of musical instruments. Everybody loves music and, thankfully, there is a wide range of genres to choose from, so that each of us can find the kind of music she or he enjoys. But, did you ever wonder how music appeared and when? Was it a deliberate gesture or did it happen by accident, as with
Inside the Community - Marc Bercovitz - From your Musical Idea to the Full Orchestral Score Going from your first musical idea to the full orchestral score may look like a very difficult and complex task at first glance but in reality, it only needs a bit of organization to get it done and M.I.T.A. offers some great tools for that. There is not only one correct way of how one should approach composition and orchestration, each task demands
Approaches of Work-Life Balance as a Freelancer Having the possibility of becoming your own boss and enjoying a flexible schedule, in other words becoming a freelancer, appears as a very attractive option. It is, but only if you manage to find the balance between life and work. You see, when you’re working as a freelancer, having your office at home, in most cases, it is very easy to mix life with work, which is not healthy (for various reasons).
Inside the Community – Nathanael Iversen – Creativity and Freedom The key here is to start small - with something simple - almost insignificant. Find joy, interest or whatever emotion you are looking for in a small snippet. Don’t ask for the whole thing at once. You’ll get so much that you won’t be able to write it all down, think about it or deal with it. Ease into the Pool, celebrate that little bit, let it grow on
Inside the Community – Nathanael Iversen – How to Find a Musical Theme When accessing the Creative Pool, one must vary the approach based on what one needs. That is why it is easier to go back repeatedly than to get everything at once. Let us first consider getting a theme for a new composition. A good theme most often contains a few simple notes. Long complex themes full of syncopation and odd rhythms aren’t usually good themes because
Inside the Community – Nathanael Iversen – My Process of Gathering Material When starting a new piece, it is easy to be overwhelmed with what to do first. So, I break it down into lots of simple decisions that I make one at a time. I start with decisions that have no musical content like how long do I want it to be? What time signature will I use? How many measures will I have to write? I write
The Consumption Behavior of Music Most certainly most of the representatives of the young generation didn’t manage to see how a tape looks like unless there are some lying around at their parent’s house. Even more than this, let us not forget that our parents used to listen to music on the radio or with the help of vinyl records, at least those that had a pickup at home. But, these days, everything is changed. There’s no need for
How to Turn 4 Bars of Music into 60 Minutes Ok, this seems to be a very hard task! And it actually is, when you don't know how to tackle it. The good news is that there are as many correct ways to solve this problem as there are composers out there. But all of these ways have something in common - and that's a methodology or a process! This is one of the good reasons why you should