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Music Theory, 3E by Michael Miller

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CHAPTER19

Composing Your Own Music

In This Chapter

  • Discovering the tools you need to compose a piece of music
  • Learning how to compose using chord progressions
  • Finding out how to create strong melodies

Whether you’re writing a rock, country, or folk song, or composing a longer, more serious work (not that pop music isn’t serious business), you work with the same elements. All musical compositions must include a melody and a series of chords. Now, you can write the melody first and then add chords, write the chords first and then add a melody, or write both melody and chords at the same time, but you need both of those elements.

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