Online beginner composition courses are a great way to really understand how music works. Because of that, the Little Composers School of Music and Composition introduces beginners to composing they own music the moment they start.
Let's look at two every easy courses that were designed to give beginners a solid foundation to build on.
Creative Children Compose Music 1
Composing music is a creative process and to get started, one only needs to know the first seven letters of the alphabet. Music notes are named after the first seven letters of the alphabet and knowing the letters is sufficient to compose.
The first course Creative Children Compose Music 1 is divided into three sections and each section is made up of four lessons and a quiz. In total, the complete online beginner composition course includes 12 lessons.
The course includes a special app that helps beginners to compose a 15-note melody. The notes are divided into two groups and color-coded because creative children are visual learners. Here is an image that explains the color-coded keys and learning system.
Composition was always thought of being complex and if one was not an advanced music student, the task was better left alone. All of this is now different because we see the process in a different way. Everyone can "compose" a story of make up something new. We do it every day perhaps without even knowing it so yes, in theory, everyone can compose music.
Beginners can compose music as soon as they are able to divide music into two groups. In our example, we color the groups and by doing so, making the process easy to remember. Once you do, then the following screenshot will make a lot of sense.
How can I get this app
Right now, the above apps is available for free and the only way to get it is to enroll as an online music student. Although the app is easy to use, finishing the CCCM1 course is important because the knowledge learned lays the foundation for CCCM2.
Creative Children Compose Music 2
Course one builds the basic composition skills and prepares the students for the next level which is course 2 in the online beginner composition courses series. Course one started with 15 notes and course two doubles the length of the melody for a total of 31 notes.
What makes the apps ideal for beginners is the built-in playback feature. Each composition can be listened to and an exclusive "erase and replace" feature allows for unlimited edits.
Mentor (new feature)
Mentor is a new feature and only available in the Little Composers Piano app. Just like in real life, mentor is there to guide you as you compose but it never composes for you.
Creative children should compose music because music holds the keys to learning.
“I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.” – Plato
If composing music is something that interests you then take a look at the Little Composers School of Music & Composition for kids. There are online composition classes for beginners and other courses that teach note names and ear training.
Master them all and you will be amazed of what you can do. Thank you.