Getting Your Creative Juices Flowing
The jump from musician to composer can be a scary one – how exactly does one begin to write music?
According to Sabrina’s philosophy, inspiration is the key to getting started. She has included numerous inspiration exercises in her workbook, designed to get beginner musicians thinking about how elements as simple as “mood” can be a starting point for a composition:
Sabrina also stresses that unrealistic expectations and perfectionism can act as a roadblock. “Each piece does not have to be a masterpiece,” she says. “Start small and simple. Write a melody or a chord progression. Improvise a lyric or drum out a rhythm.” She suggests writing daily, even if it’s “bad music”.
Sabrina is a firm believer in the fact that anyone can write music, and hopes that Composer Boot Camp 101 will provide users with practical exercises and marketable skills that will help them on their composing journey.