Iìve been studying and practicing composition a lot lately following both Mike courses and a couple others (mainly because I felt I needed some more “basic” composition knowledge before going straight into Mike assignments).
I’m having some troubles so I tought I’d ask for some advice.
As you can tell… I’m a beginner.
After some studying I can “kind” of create something now (and well… it’s a great step up from not beeing able to compose a single thing just a couple months ago) BUT I can’t seem to find a way not to make my composition completly random.
I’ll make an example here:
Perhaps I would like to create a theme for a game character. So I go and create a whole document on the character himself writing down personality traits etc… I can also program the musical piece knowing that I wont it to, let’s say start slow, get higher and higher with more energy and then have a pacific and calm ending after the highest climax (just an example).
The thing is I can’t find a way to translate the ideas and the planning into music.
I can create “stuff” but I can never relate what I compose to what I would like it to rapresent for me.
Perhaps you guys have some “hints” about this issue thanks to your experience? I know you don’t really do games in here but I guess it is the same for movies, trailers, etc?
Thanks a lot,