Becoming a Composer
The Latin meaning of the English world composer means one who puts together, and the sense in which it is most commonly used today is that of someone who creates new music. While there is a lot of mystery and glamour attached to the word these days, the majority of composing is simple hard work, and although innate talent is a great help, it is by no means a prerequisite for the task. As is the case with the majority of things, hard work is the real determiner with successful songwriting, and, if you are willing to put the effort in, you will be pleasantly surprised at how quickly good results are attained.
In today’s increasingly technological world, there are more and more avenues open to would be composers, lyricists and songwriters, and learning how to write and play your own music is far easier than it has ever been before. You no longer have to pay for lessons, as there is a wealth of information for an enormous variety of instruments available free online, and many songwriting classes, workshops and information sheets are available gratis as well. Record labels are no longer the key players in the music industry they once were, and it is totally possible for artists to conduct their own affairs in terms of writing, recording and releasing their music directly to their fans. The digital age has been kind to musicians, both amateur and professional, and your smartphone, tablet, desktop or laptop computer can issue your music to the world at the simple click of a button.
Our devices can connect us to people halfway around the world by means of email, text messages, social media and the ever present World Wide Web, and offer us many marvellous experiences beyond the more prosaic work related ones. You could enjoy a game of online roulette if you pleased, by means of the browser already installed on your phone or a nifty application tailored to meet the requirements of your specific device, and start winning enormous real money prizes on your way to work, on your way home, or in between hard hitting songwriting sessions as you go about your day. A number of great casinos are available online, all vetted, registered and licensed, and you can enjoy yourself without having to overly concern yourself with issues of safety regarding your personal and financial information.
While there are a number of native features our devices sport that make them great receptacles for our songwriting efforts, both those in progress and the finished products we want to share with a wider public or friends and family, including voice notes recorders and memo pad programmes, there are also great applications available to help the songwriting process along. You will be able to sort information on keys, arrangements, lyrics and melodic lines with the click of a button, and can safely store your musical inspirations as they occur without having to walk around with a pen and notebook tied to your wrist. Take advantage of the benefits being constantly connected to the internet can offer you, and take your songwriting ambitions to the next level.