Question by  Shaun (25)

How can I start writing classical music?


Answer by  stevek (30)

Classical music requires a background in music theory, with at least a basic knowledge of chords, melody, and harmonic song structure. If you take a class in Western music theory, your assignments will be short, original pieces which obey the laws of theory. Starting from this, you can write more original pieces.


Answer by  Nadine (206)

The first step is to start listening to classical music so you can get a feel for what you are wanting to achieve. Next, educate yourself in musical theory. Buy some sheet music and sit down at a piano and start picking out notes and tunes and go from there.


Answer by  nicolette (33)

Learning your scales and fingering exercises will help you write music later. A thorough understanding of the scales and the relationship of interval degrees between notes will allow you to see patterns of how different types of chords can be built. Learning basic music theory and practice, then just experiment.


Answer by  WiseGirl (59)

If you already know how to read music, all you need to do is sit down at a piano (or whatever instrument you prefer) and begin freestyling until you develop a melody and harmonies that you like. Also consider purchasing software that will allow you to compose on your computer; this will make composing easier and faster.


Answer by  notablebabe89 (23)

Some one can start writing classical music by knowing the history of music and put their own feelings and emotions into the music. As Bauch and Beetoveen did, they wrote their music about their surroundings and feelings and past situations. Classical music is an art, one has to be passionate about the art to write it.


Answer by  mcr666 (362)

You'll need to have a good understanding of reading and writing music. Try listening to composers such as Debussy or Beethoven for ideas.


Answer by  Meagan87 (197)

You can start writing classical music at any age. Go to your local library and research famous composers. Get a feel at what you want to do.

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