Composing Tip (Musical Cryptogram)
If you are ever low on ideas try writing a piece using your name or the name of a loved one, or even an enemy.
Yes!! It's fun!!
Well....you can use your name. That's what I did in the video above. You assign a musical note to a letter. It's called a musical cryptogram and has been used for years by composer including Mr. J.S. Bach. Here is what I did....
For the letters A-G I used the musical notes, A-G. After that I went up the chromatic scale to finish out the rest of the alphabet. So for my name it would look like this...
From those notes I created this piece. Here is my rough draft written in pencil...
To see the final version of this score click here. I liked the end result so I am thinking about expanding this piece and recording it on my next album. We shall see.