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Composition and arrangements

Discussion in 'Steve Smyth' started by Nebulous, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. Nebulous

    Nebulous Daniel

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    Hi Steve

    If you have the time, and are willing to give some secrets out, I would really appreciate some tips on how to go about studying composition and arrangements. I'm trying to listen to music with more of a focus on the writting, but is there anything that often goes overlooked when studying music like this?

    In doing this, I'm trying to mainly improve my song writing, so if you could give me a few tips, or reffer me to other recources, that would be really awsome.

    Cheers for your time :kickass:

    Daniel
     
  2. flying_whale

    flying_whale Rome 64 C.E.

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    I'm interested in this also. Great thread Nebulos!
     
  3. Steve Smyth

    Steve Smyth Lead Axe

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    Hey Nebulous,
    I am currently teaching this sort of thing.
    if you're interested in studying with me, write me at: steve@stevesmyth.com, and I can send you all the info about the lessons.
    Here's a link to my webpage regarding the lessons:
    www.stevesmyth.com/i-lessons.htm
     
  4. Nebulous

    Nebulous Daniel

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    Yeah, the thought has definately crossed my mind, no doubt about that. At the moment I can't really comit to lessons from anyone, but hopefully sometime in the near future I would definately like to get back to lessons. I will keep you in mind and get back to when I can.
     
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    Steve Smyth Lead Axe

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    Understood. The main thing is that there is too much to cover in a single post, and why I am offering this through lessons. It's a vast subject. To answer your question about analyzing music, if you know basic theory, you can analyze someone's writing style pretty easily. And everything is able to be figured out using theory, just depends on the extent of your knowledge.
    Hope that helps man!:headbang:
     
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    flying_whale Rome 64 C.E.

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    Nebulous Daniel

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    Ah bloody awsome. Cheers Steve and LotS.

    I think, if I get into work soon and have the $$ and time for lessons, you're a very big contender Steve. I mean, there's not point looking around for a good tutor when you have one of you favourite band members offering :p At least I know your background is where I want it to be!!
     
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    i really need to work on theory, i have absolutly none what-so-ever, ask be were a G chord is and i honestly couldn't tell you, i play by ear...i don't know all this even though i have been playing for 11 years...

    :(
     
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    metal evilution Davestorm

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    Go for it duuuude!!! :headbang::headbang:
    And whilst your at it get him to come to Oz to do a clinic:)
     
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    Steve Smyth Lead Axe

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    Well, I haven't from ole Neb in quite a while, so not sure if he's still interested or not, but if you're interested, metal evilution, write me at: steve@stevesmyth.com and we can talk further about it.

    A clinic in Oz, I would love to do! Let's see if we get Forbidden down under this year on tour! Spread the word!:headbang::headbang::headbang:
     
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    That would be awesome to see you down here!! I'll definately try and get you down here!
     

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