Our Academy has interviewed a lot of members, CITs, and potential future members over the last few months. We wanted to find out why some people took the membership, and others didn’t. Almost everybody confirmed that they are interested in our non-traditional approach to composition and musical storytelling, but the question remains: Why haven’t they joined the Academy yet?
The number one objection I heard was time. It seems to be a widely-spread assumption that you have to have many free hours per day or you won’t get to results inside the membership. I don’t agree with that statement, and I want to show you a solution in this article!
First of all, let me confirm that I DO admit that the problem is real. And yes, the objection is real. However, I don’t believe that the problem is time! People are overwhelmed with what they assume is going to happen after they join. However, that’s only a thought based on their assumption.
I believe the problem is coordination. You can start the journey of becoming a more rounded composer at any time. This is not a full-time job, but it does require some time management. So, let’s get into time first. If you are interested in getting started with our Academy and believe that you can’t dedicate enough time, this article is for you.
The Truth about Time
Let’s be real. If you can’t put ANY time into your musical development, you won’t see results. It’s straightforward. But from some of our members, we can tell that a minimum of 30 minutes per week can change your musical understanding completely. It’s important to understand that writing music is like training a muscle. If you don’t use it at all, you won’t make any progress.
But 30 minutes per week is a good starting point to go through one or two of our videos each week. This will keep you near the pulse of interval thinking, which is the most important thing to get to results. The materials are designed to pick you up where you are at and take you more into the beauty of interval theory. You don’t have to unlearn anything you know already. Whatever has worked for you in the past can still be used in conjunction with interval theory. We’ll dive into concepts and techniques that will stand on your existing knowledge.
All of this is true for the membership. You can walk through all the materials at your own pace.
Focus on HOW you spend the Time
Let’s cover the coordination next.
Sometimes, it can be hard to find your way, and you might not know where to start to get to the next level. MITA helps you to overcome this problem. We are working on two new segments that will help you move through the materials.
1) Quick Wins
This is a series of short videos (1-3 min.) that show an interval technique in the application, to the point, and without any fluff. An example of that would be “5 Ways how to transition to a new tonal center using Interval Theory”! These videos will become available to all members soon, and they will get you to instant results without the need of going through many pages of theory or watching long videos. We understand that most of our members are professionals and don’t have the time to deal with fluff. That’s our way of respecting your precious time!
2) The MITA Roadmap
This course will encompass all essential MITA materials from the membership area and suggest proper ways of how to move through the elements based on your goals. Depending on how much time you can dedicate to your studies, we’ll point you to the sweet spot so that you get the most out of your membership.
As you know from the live online events, we keep our actions very transparent at MITA. We are 100% dedicated to helping you grow. And that’s why we make these improvements. There are even more great things in the pipeline, but that’s too much of future talk right now!
Best always and talk to you soon,
About the Author
Frank is the co-founder of Music Interval Theory Academy (M.I.T.A.) and a professional composer working in the industry for over 10 years. He wrote music for numerous video games published for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. His music is also constantly heard on German television (RTL, Pro7, VOX, etc.), in commercials, and trailers.
Furthermore, he gives live training sessions in composition and how to use interval theory inside the membership every month.