AOC 001: What is Music Composition?

Well this is exciting. This is the very first episode of the Art of Composing Podcast. You want to know something funny? This is actually the 4th - 1st episode. That's right. I have recorded, and re-recorded a first episode 4 times, going all the way back to last year. Why? Well, mostly because I wasn't really confident in the previous episodes... but I am now.

I think this is a good way to start the show and hopefully there are more to come. As of right now, expect an episode once a month, but I will try and put out more, especially at the beginning. I am currently pending approval in the iTunes store, so it will be a day or two before you can download there, but I just wanted to post it for everyone, so that when you are driving to work on monday, you have something to listen to.
What is in this episode:

* What is music composition? I give a clear definition that shouldn't overwhelm anyone.
* The stages of learning to compose music. I break it down b-boy style from the 80s yo.
* Who is Jon? Like the mystery of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged... who is Jon (Galt)?
* Why I started the podcast, and what to expect in the future.

Resources and Links Mentioned in this Episode:

* Free Beginner's Composing Course
* Composer Quest Podcast
* The Trivium

Transcript - AOC 001

Om Podcasten

Jon Brantingham talks about everything related to music composition, music theory, and creativity, to get you started on the right foot while learning to compose. Discover what you need to be doing to consistently grow as a budding composer, what tips and tricks will make the process a little less painful, and most importantly, what you can do to find your own composing voice. Jon is a composer, music composition teacher, business owner, former Army helicopter pilot, father and husband. He doesn't enjoy long walks on the beach, but instead prefers to jump in and surf. Whether you like to write in a classical or romantic style, like Jon, or you like to write 4 minutes of bleeps and bloops and call that music, or maybe you are a singer-songwriter, the Art of Composing podcast will be your guide to learning the art and craft of music composition.