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ya wanna compose some music, do ya! Don’t worry! This website is
the right place for you. I will also try my hardest to use grammatically
correct words from now on.
takes a lot of courage to be a composer.
We tend to be overworked and underpaid. We also tend to die young,
but thank goodness the latter statistic is improving, with the advancements
in medicine and quality of life.
a composer means having to develop a tough outer shell. Here are
some comments to consider when you announce to the world that you
want to compose, either on a full time basis or as a serious hobby:
Uncle Pete used to compose. Whatever happened to him? I can’t
even remember what he looks like”.
don’t have any musicians in the family. You don’t have the genes
for it, and you won’t be able to afford a decent pair (of jeans)
either if you don’t smarten up”.
ahead and compose. The real world will go on without you”.
mother is crying upstairs. Do you enjoy making your mother cry?”
you might get lucky and get this comment:
“Good luck. I think you’ll do just fine”.
a 10:1 ratio of bad to good comments, the above comment is represented
by the number 1. However, if you ever make it big in this profession,
here are some of the gems that you can most assuredly look forward
always encouraged my child. At age three, the first thing I’d
say to my Jimmy every morning was, ‘Hello little genius’!”
knew Susan well before she was a great songwriter. If it wasn’t
for friends like me keeping her down to earth, she’d have grown
up with a swelled head. In a way, I feel like I’m a success with
her. She owes me a lot. She owes me a heck of a lot! I wonder
why I never hear from her anymore”.
you would have told me ten years ago that quiet, soft-spoken Doug
would have been the international success that he is today, I’d
have told you you’re stupider than a drunk toad in the middle
of a highway. Well, now I feel like that drunk toad. Actually,
I am kinda drunk… I kinda look like a toad too!”
that’s life. You have to laugh. Please feel free to browse around
the sight and stay as long as you want. This site is dedicated to
supplying useful composition related information in a light-hearted,
fun forum. Enjoy!
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