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Become A Better Guitar Player By Composing

Aug 18, 2007
You can learn to compose sheet music for guitar! Just start with the knowledge you have and begin to create your own compositions. Your guitar playing will benefit from these activities and it's fun too!

You might wonder how you can start to compose. You might also find it difficult to notate the music you create on manuscript paper.

You can of course avoid score music notation and compose guitar music anyway. You can record the music you play with some sort of equipment like a computer, mp3-player or something else.

But, if you would like to learn the art of notating your creations on paper or in a software notation program. What to do?

A smart way to start this endeavor is to write beginners on guitar. This type of music has two advantages:

1. The melodies have to be simple with not to many different notes.

2. The compositions are short with just a few notes to play.

3. The rhythms are easy too play.

These qualities will fit you as you can start on a level in your composing that is not too overwhelming.

Sheet music pieces for guitar beginners are of course written in progressive order starting with the easiest possible sheets. As you yourself write the melodies in the same order you will progress at the same time.

Let's take a look at the benefits you will reap from composing in this manner.

As you endeavor to compose you will gradually understand other composers music better. You will probably wonder how to notate the compositions you create which will make you more interested in how other composers have notated and arranged their own music.

Your own composing will also make you more sensitive to musical effects in other composers works. You will now likely listen with fresh ears to the music that were before only passing by.

This creative work will help you develop into a more sensitive performer. As you will now think more like a composer would do you will respect other composers artistic works trying to convey their thoughts and feelings.

You will stimulate your creativity by composing and you will experience that composing and performing are both creative activities that requires your feelings.

Writing down the melodies in your mind and in your fingers on manuscript paper is a great way to develop you sight reading skills. It is a mentally demanding task to convey the rhythm and melody to this format and you will experience that your ability to read sheet music will improve.

If you include the activity to compose in your daily guitar practicing schedule you can become a better guitarist, performer and a better musician.
About the Author
Peter Edvinsson invites you to download your free sheet music, guitar tabs, ebooks, music lessons and read his music blog at http://www.capotastomusic.com
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