Writing Music "In Style": How To Absorb The Aesthetic Of A Musical Style

Tommaso Zillio

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One of the many challenges that we musicians encounter in our musical life is how to compose in a specific style (Jazz, Pop, Metal, Classical...)

To be fair, this is not a problem for everyone. There are a few musicians that compose their own music and they simply not care about the style. That's cool too!

In my experience, though, many of us do want to write in a specific style. And even if we don't, it's still super-useful to learn how to write music in a different style, as you learn a lot. Great music has been written by musicians who were not afraid to learn more than one style.

But how can we learn how to write music in a specific style?

In this video we see together 3 practices that will help you learn how to write music in a new style in the shortest possible time. In this video, we see also how to 'dissect' a song to see how differently theory is used in different styles.

Most often, the neoclassical style we examine in the video is also associated with the "cinematic" style of music. After all, there are a lot of points of contact between 'classical' music and film music.

Below we have another video on how to create chord progressions that sound 'cinematic'. The trick was discovered in the 19th Century, and Wagner was a master of it... and yet it still sounds fresh. You better learn it too if you don't know it yet:

This is, of course, just scratching the surface. If you are serious in writing your own music and want to stop proceeding only by trial and error, and by learning scraps of theory from YouTube and other random places, then it's time for you to move forward.

Wouldn't it be nice if there was a course that can teach you everything there is to know about chords and chord progressions - so you can be sure that you did not leave any 'hole' in your knowledge - and how to apply them to any style of music and especially on your guitar?

Well, that course is here! Check out the Complete Chord Mastery guitar course. I could say a lot more about it, but honestly it's best if you click on that link and see it for yourself!


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