I personally think many musicians face a problem when they write music, whether it's do with creating a melody, a drum pattern, a bassline, or because they find it difficult to create interesting chord progressions
…And I'm guessing that you too have experienced this problem when sitting at the keyboard or playing around on the guitar!
Develop a better musical ear for making it easier to hear chord progressions in your favourite songs.
(Basically, a lot of things you don't learn from teachers, but that usually comes with experience)
..And I have realized over the years these are the main desires students have when writing music and wanting to develop as musicians.
In my experience, many of the students I have taught the piano or composition to, often start with a melody, or create an interesting bassline, but can find it a real challenge to lay down some chords which fit with the music.
Martyn Croston BA MMus, is a professional jazz pianist, educator, composer and songwriter based in the UK. He teaches piano at schools in and around London, tutoring students in how to perform and write music.
As a performer, he has played with former members of Jamiroquai, the UK jazz funk band who have previously won Grammy, MTV Video and World Music awards, the British rock band Manfred Mann, and the winning choir from NBC's Clash of the Choirs.
Martyn has played, taught and studied music across the globe, including performances in Russia at the prestigious B2 Club and...Read More detail