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The Piano Player Newsletter Issue #70, How to Compose Music
July 11, 2022

Tips & Tools for Piano Players

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"The Piano Player" Issue #70, July 2022

In This Issue:

How to Compose Music as a Beginner

Composing music is fun for everyone, and it doesn't have to be as serious as you might think. No need for fantastic yet ;)

Just a basic knowledge about music notes is all you need to get started. It will make you appreciate the music you play in a new way- I promise. And trying to write some simple music will be a great brain workout, as well as teaching yourself more about the nuts and bolts in music.

Let's get creative! 🎵

How to Write a Melody

A melody can be short or long. A melody can be simple, plain, weird, sweet, or anything. But it can also be hard to start composing a melody when anything is possible...

This lesson is an exercise in how to write a melody step by step. (Remember that you can adjust anything as you wish- it's your melody, after all.) It's designed for beginners to get started and over any writing blocks.


How to Make a Song for Beginners

Would you like to learn how to make a song?

In this lesson, you will learn how to make a song step by step using the format of another song as a template. You can also print a PDF to help you learn.

Please note that this is just a beginner exercise in composition. Keep in mind that you are "warming up" by getting used to writing music, and don't expect anything to be perfect at once. Just keep practicing and enjoy the process.


8 Musical Mysteries and Phenomena

Who doesn't like musical mysteries? Or to sink one's teeth into mysterious music phenomena? Or both!

Well, look no further than the history of music and music theory. Here are eight mysteries and phenomena in music that may inspire or at least give you goosebumps..


Got Piano Questions?

Ask piano related questions here: Piano Playing Q & A

Piano Question of the Month

About Composing: How to Compose a Song

Hi, I found your composing lessons really helpful. It was pretty much what I was looking for. Thanks for posting them.

I have a question that might sound stupid but it has been bouncing inside my head for a while. So how do I turn this about 10 second’s melody into an average duration song (3-4 min)?

I mean without keep repeating same notes and chords to get boring or keep adding new notes? Do I make any sense?

Anyway, it would be cool if u could post some tips and tricks on arranging a full song like adding a bridge and stuff, what to do and what not to do and so on.


Printable Sheet Music for Piano

Printable Staff Paper

When learning to write music, you'll need printable music manuscript paper. Here it is, pick a favorite and print.

Printable Staff Paper

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Happy Practicing,

Your Online Piano Coach,


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