Is your goal to compose? If so, how?

Hey all,

I know many of us have different reasons why we play but for those that wish to compose, how do you go about it?

Did you go from having a solid grasp of jazz standards, and begin to improvise and then reharmonize pieces to the point that you’ve interpolated your own piece?

Or is the process of composing free from yet subconsciously structured with jazz theory and varying ideas?

Explorations of the creative process for how people create is really intriguing to me, feel free to share!

Do you build from smaller fragments such as, motifs, melodic lines,

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Great questions here @MichaelOkorodudu and a nice area for discussion.

I’d recommend the following lessons and live seminars which provide an introduction to the art of composition:

I’m pretty sure that those lessons will answer your questions with examples and demonstrations into how music can be composed and where our inspiration can come from.

The thread is here for further discussion.


Wow! what an interesting thread! @MichaelOkorodudu
I can’t wait to hear from the community too :blush:

These suggested lessons are superb, @Hayden - Thanks very much!

I love composing …but most of the ones I did were not jazz at all :grin: - am very excited to really learn more about composing jazz tunes

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