By Chris Carlin
Every pianist has heard the word and knows what it means, but few can do it well. Some try their whole lives to be able to compose one piece of music, and others seem to be able to crank out beautiful compositions all the time. And, while it seems to come naturally to some, how do they constantly produce beautiful melodies, instrumentals, and wondrous music that can take us far away.
These gifted musicians have a certain way that they create their piano compositions and they use this method for every composition that they create. No one can tell you your specific formula for creating a great musical composition, since there are many different steps and areas to think about when you are ready to compose. To help you find your method, here are the main components of composition and a bit about each one to show you exactly what is involved with each area of composition.