Artist’s Statement

How I Write My Good Music

  • Composition is usually done sitting, and through the imagining of music that is good and generally pleasing, and if the first thing that is imagined is not so good it is often useful to try to imagine something better.
  • It could be said that this could raise some many questions about the composer and the role of the composer.
  • For example: should it be said to be best to have a good melody first, or rather should it be said that more important is a striking and catchy but suitably vague and not overly controversial set of lyrics?
  • Many questions about the composer may be raised, doesn’t it seem?
  • Is the composer in the box is another example, though maybe less applicable.
  • Is the composer on top of the box?
  • Is the composer of the box? 
  • Is the composer alone in the box? 
  • This I will answer. 
  • The composer is alone, but mercifully so, and anyway, so aren’t we all don’t you think? 
  • And isn’t this why art is so entertaining!!! 
  • It can be observed that the composer has a bit of a slump, posture-wise, and this is another thing about the composer that can be observed. 
  • By the composer I mean me here. 
  • There are so many things to observe. 
  • Sometimes observing things can be useful for writing a song. 
  • I once wrote a song about birds, and in doing so I found it helpful to observe the fact that there are many kinds of birds, not so much in the song because that part didn’t make it in, but as an exercise in imagination, which brings me back to my first point about imagination, and how important it is to imagine good music, the operative word being good here, which I think you probably already noticed. 
  • You probably want to be a good composer too.  
  • That often helps. In writing songs, that is.  
  • It often helps in writing songs. 
  • Sometimes musicians can do a lot with your music even if you are not a very good composer, and the audience often can not even notice that your music was not very good, and so I don’t want to discourage you if you fall into this latter category of not being a very good composer. 
  • There are lots of ways of writing songs.