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What Students Are Saying About Soundfly’s Intro to Composition Course

As a composer, there are many different tools in your tool belt that can bring interest and originality to your music. You can use time signatures to add complexity, tonality to add emotional pull, rhythm to add drive, or something else to create some other unique dynamic.

Soundfly’s mentored online course, Introduction to the Composer’s Craft, will take you through the essential elements of modern composing. You’ll explore the beat, time signatures, rhythm, tonality, timbre, texture, and structure, with key examples to demonstrate along the way, as well as weekly personalized feedback from an expert Soundfly Mentor. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to employ these tools more effectively in your compositions.

In case you’re new to Soundfly, every one of our mentored online courses comes with ongoing 1-on-1 guidance and feedback on your work from a professional musician, composer, producer, singing actor, or industry insider working in the field. It’s like having a personal trainer, but for music! As you make your way through the high-quality, in-depth course materials, your Soundfly Mentor will help you work out your musical goals and keep you on pace to reaching them, every step of the way.

Soundfly courses are interactive, practice-based, motivational, and inspirational, and these are just some of the reasons why our students have continually come back to us with positive feedback, even more positive results, and often to take more courses in other fields.

If you’re looking to write better pieces of music and better understand the fundamental elements of composition, head over to Introduction to the Composer’s Craft to preview Soundfly’s mentored online course for free, and read on below to see what recent students have said about the experience! 

What Students Are Saying About the Course

“The detail in the song studies was amazing. This was extremely helpful. My course advisor was excellent. His feedback was extremely helpful and this allowed me to get the most out of the course. The coursework itself is great, but the advisor is what makes all the difference between these and other courses online.”

– Kylie Couper (Mentor: Ian Temple)

“The most important thing I learned was working in different time signatures, as this is something I don’t do enough.”

– Ben Harris (Mentor: Tim Maryon)

“The course was a lot of fun! I really enjoyed the videos and song studies and Ian’s feedback was very helpful and motivational. It’s certainly made me want to keep composing and honing my abilities.”

– Jeff Green (Mentor: Ian Temple)

“I have taken three courses with Soundfly and have been very impressed by the quality of the course and more importantly, the quality of the feedback. The deep feedback and analysis I get from my mentors has been wonderful. I do not ever recall getting this level of feedback nor support in previous online courses (or live courses for that matter.)”

– Jeffrey Yuan (Mentor: Ian Temple)

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Jeremy Young

Jeremy is a Montreal-based musician, sound artist and improviser who loves giving advice to emerging artists on how to make their tours more effective. He writes, records and performs electroacoustic "concrète" music for tape, oscillators and amplified objects and surfaces, as well as solo guitar. He has performed and released material throughout Europe and the UK, Asia, the US and Canada, mostly with his trio Sontag Shogun.