Composition & Improvisation

Composition & Improvisation

You Can Compose! Anyone can come up with his or her own new music, no matter what level of understanding of music, using easy-to-understand ideas for improvising and composing! Timothy has carefully written nine pages of helpful concepts that can get you going whatever way you'd like to try --- mostly geared for hammered dulcimer players but usable by really anybody --- and has added an article further developing his unique Alphabet Chart idea, with a final page as a worksheet for you to work with the alphabet chart yourself! (14 pages.) See Sample Page.

A few section titles:

  • How Long Should a Piece Be?
  • Where to Get a Motif to Start With
  • How to End a Section or a Song
  • Pieces That Tell a Story --- Ways to Give a Sense of Progression
  • How to Keep from Being Intimidated by the Process of "Writing Music"
  • What Key Should a Piece Be In?
  • Enhancing Your Inspiration
  • Pathways: Heart First, or Head First?
  • Coming Up with Music Directly from the Structure of the Instrument Itself

Downloadable Items

Select Name File Size Cost Previews
Composition & Improvisation (14 pages) (PDFs) (2.20 MB) $10.00

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