Composing Workshop

How to Write a Melody (video)

Composer Focus – web site

I just discovered a new web site – Composer Focus –  that looks fairly new – not a great deal of content yet, but what there is is excellent with the promise of more to come. especially the promise of offering multimedia courses that cover (quote):

Working in TV/Film and Game Music

Music Theory

Production Techniques

Music Business

Ear Training

(and more…)

Very attractive site with excellent offerings. One thing that looks interesting is Articles>Roundup, which are lists of stuff (must be the British term for lists), e.g.

5 books to learn how to compose for video games

Top 5 orchestration books

8 unique and unusual sample libraries

Choir sample library roundup

iPad Music App roundup [I can use this for my Creativity in Music semester course]

Choir sample library

String sample library

Audio file formats: a roundup

Notation software roundup

Game On!

Video Game Timeline
Video Game Timeline (Photo credit: Emilie Ogez)

The American Composers Forum is announcing a workshop in writing for Video Games:

Game On! An Insider’s Guide to Video Game Scoring

It will be held April 13 & 14 at the McNally Smith College of Music in St Paul, MN. Sessions will be led by award-winning video game composers Lennie Moore and Jason Graves.

“Over the course of the weekend, participants in GAME ON! will get a unique glimpse into video game composition, from conception through realization. The sessions will be designed to provide the technical—as well as practical—information needed to launch and sustain a career in this industry. In addition to the workshops, special events will include a “role play” session featuring Sean McMahon and game developers from Graveck Interactive, and a concert featuring a string quartet performing transcriptions of video game scores composed by Lennie Moore and Jason Graves.”

Lennie Moore
Lennie Moore
More information is available here.
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