Starting a piece can be rough. Where to begin? Well you can begin here, with this insanely useful collection of composing “recipes!” Call them inspirations, call them seeds, call them templates… I call them Kickstarters. Steal them, build on them, make them your own. I’ll tell you exactly which instruments to put where, how to voice them, and how to structure your pieces across a variety of styles. Most of my classes are about teaching you to fish. Well this time, I’m just going to give you the fish! No theory, no concepts – just powerful, raw materials you can put to work instantly! I’ll be giving you templates for that classic “Hollywood sound” – melody, chord and comping orchestrations, voicing, you name it. Hey, we could all use a boost from time to time; this will get you going faster and more creatively than you can possibly imagine.
$30. Click on the title graphic above to purchase.
I can’t say enough positive things about this class. I always walk away with new ideas for my writing and workflow. Mike’s classes amount to nothing less than a group apprenticeship. This kind of thing is rare these days, so I just try to absorb as much as I can.
Truly amazing, inspiring, and at the same time a clear demonstration that neither magic nor conservatory study is necessary to write and orchestrate emotionally meaningful and non-banal music.