Composition & Form 4 Acoustic Fingerstyle,Classical Guitar
What you'll learn
- compose attractive small forms and miniatures for acoustic fingerstyle or classical guitar
- POWERFUL music theory you are unlikely to find in ANY other guitar course (I have not seen it!)
- what EXACTLY signify ambiguous terms such as "talent" in music
- how to learn to be a much more well-rounded MUSICIAN, not just a guitarist
- Be able to read music (no one can learn seriously without reading music)
- Basic music theory knowledge: chords, major scales, etc
Learn how to write solo pieces for classical and acoustic fingerstyle properly and effectively and unleash your potential.
Who needs bands? It’s time to learn how to write attractive solo pieces that you can perform on your own, as many composers have done for centuries, and knowing what you are really doing!
Do you want to learn how to write attractive, stand-alone pieces for solo guitar? Aren’t sure where to begin, or how to complete your piece? Ever find yourself noodling aimlessly for valuable chunks of time, and then finally giving up thinking: ‘I’ll try again some other times” ? Life is too short for noodling. Noodling is a HUGE waste of time.
Writing well for an instrument is much more than just buying a guitar and start ‘composing’. There are many things that you need to be aware in musical form and structure, and let me tell you, guitar teachers do not usually teach these secrets. But I do.
How do you ensure musical unity in a piece, and at the same time, avoid monotony? If you don’t really understand these things, your compositions will always sound unbalanced: maybe a great idea there, and insubstantial ones elsewhere. How do you invent (compose) a whole piece from one idea? This is what the classical masters have always done. They were masters at composing tons of music with a fragment of a few notes!
And the best thing of all is, you don’t have to be Beethoven or Bach to learn how to do this.
Composing attractive miniatures is an absolute requirement for any composers: you can’t call yourself a composer if you don’t know how to write an attractive little piece! Also, don’t let the ‘small’ lead you to think that it means ‘trivial’. Length of piece has NOTHING to do with the quality of it. Every major composer has taken seriously the writing of miniatures: Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Tarrega, Chopin, and a host of other brilliant but less known composers.
We will examine together one of my pieces in detail, and I will, step-by-step, tell you exactly how you too can (and should) learn this. I will reveal concepts and techniques that you will find only mentioned in music conservatories and music colleges. And, I already took the trouble to examine the maze in great detail, and figure out and use only the concepts that never fail. I have done all that work, and you will benefit from this by saving a lot of time, for I never teach what I myself have not mastered. Too often teachers have little to show for as for musical substance, and some of them can hardly play! Then again, you get occasionally a brilliant musician who are really sloppy and mediocre teachers. But in this course I will teach what I have myself done successfully every single time.
By the end of the course, you will understand many concepts that were previously either confusing or completely unknown to you, and use them in a powerful way in YOUR music. You will also be able to know how to get out of tight spots, how NOT to get stuck, and how to analyze other people’s works (which is different from just learning how to play other people’s music) and use what you learn in YOUR music. For this, again, is what every major composer has done in the course of music history!
Composing miniatures for an instrument is a powerful tool, an essential tool in the arsenal of today’s musician. Don’t limit yourself by playing only the work of others, but write your own and proudly perform it as well.
Let’s begin learning composition on guitar today, and you will surely be on the path of becoming a proficient and creative musician.
Who this course is for:
- intermediate guitarists
Hello. I have mastered both electric guitar in my chosen styles, as well as classical guitar. I have also practiced classical piano seriously, every day, for several years.
Here's the thing... I am not going to teach you the same boring stuff most other people teach. I am not going to teach you how to pick your strings very fast, I learned all about this too and it would be too boring for me to teach this old stuff. To me, it would be like teaching how wallpaper peels off the wall. Instead, I am here to teach you how to be a much better musician, and a much more well rounded one. I have seen for myself that what is commonly taught on guitar is not conducive to these results. The best musicians in history were not playing licks. They didn't care about playing as fast as possible. These are mostly vain and trivial undertakings. I have done it all, so I do know the difference. I am not one of these boring eggheads who seem to know stuff (mostly on a superficial level, with no real depth anywhere) and create little or no music. I am a real musician. I create music on a regular basis. I breathe, eat, and drink music every day, and have done so for almost 30 years, every single day. Music to me is pervasive in almost everything I experience. I have studied every areas of music: music history (if you think you don’t need that, think again), composition, improvisation, soloing, counterpoint, songwriting, classical harmony and pop harmony, as well as music production. Taken all together, it's +20 years of DAILY study and practice about all things music, on 3 different instruments. And best of all, I write nice, solid music, that has both soul and skill. I don't write rubbish, or mediocre, insignificant stuff. And I see a LOT of guitarists doing that. Even famous ones!
I am very satisfied with the results from my own learning: it works. And it is tried and tested, 100 per cent. The best way to learn, and to learn fast, is to find the right teacher, who themselves have mastered what you want to learn, that can teach you what you need to learn, really well. I don't like sloppy teaching. I go for certainty and precision. I also tell you what not to do, which is of vital importance as it will save you years of wasted time. Skip this stuff at your peril. Time flies, we should keep this always in our mind. I always take seriously both theory and practice. I only teach what I have mastered myself. As a guitarist, I know EVERYTHING about music. This seems boastful, but it’s really not: it is perfectly possible to know everything as a guitarist, at least everything I ever wanted to know, which is a lot to start with. I have studied at music colleges, I have taken lessons from top composers, and have always, of course, diligently done my homework on my own, too. I have left no stone unturned. Period. I have lived for music by the time I turned 16. Never looked back.
I am here on Udemy to show YOU how you too can do all this, provided that you follow very exact steps. Anything else will be a huge waste of time. Trust me, I have studied that stuff for years, at my expense. The problem is not just learning and progressing, but learning and progressing as fast as possible. To master the guitar should only take a few years (IF you avoid doing certain specific things, and you do other specific things), and I am talking about MASTERING it. The piano takes a lot longer, but in my view it is essential to at least study it as a secondary instrument.