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🐉 Scoring Dragonheir: Silent Gods 🎬 scoring Dec 05, 2023

For the last few months, I’ve been hard at work with my friend Weijun Chen composing music for SGRA’s mobile game Dragonheir: Silent Gods!

The studio has been wonderful to work with,...

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🤯 John Powell Doesn’t Hear Notes 🎹 composition Dec 05, 2023

When I was in college, I was taught that the best composers hear their music BEFORE they write it.

The formal term for this skill is audiation—the ability to hear or comprehend music when...

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🆘 Why Most Composers Can't Go Full-Time 💼 finding work Nov 28, 2023

I Surveyed Composers Just Like You

I asked composers on the Composing Career Bootcamp Wait List to fill out a brief survey which you can check out here.

Of those...

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🏋️ Careers Need Practice, Too 💼 finding work Nov 21, 2023

If you’re trying to make composing a full-time profession, your practice routine needs to change.

Think of it like exercise.

The left side of your body is your craft...

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🤞 Is That “Exciting Opportunity” Just Another False Promise? 💼 finding work Nov 14, 2023

Sometimes we’re offered opportunities that feel too good to be true.

They usually are.

It’s not that people mean to mislead or deceive you (always).

It’s that they don’t...

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Weekly Listening: “I’m Helping the Idiot” (The Witcher S1) 👂 listening Nov 14, 2023

I’m late to the game on this soundtrack, but WOW is it good.

Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli created an incredible musical landscape for the opening season of Netflix’s...

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