Since I’ve hopped into the world of composing originals with instruments, I realize how different it is from arranging covers (and honestly, my cover arrangements could use some work too lol). But in my bid to learn more about said composing, I found 2 awesome new music resources I figured I’d share!
The first is the Berklee College of Music’s YouTube Channel which is full of really easy to understand, really amazing videos. They have short blerb like videos, and full blown seminar videos that I’ve learned so much from! The teachers all talk in normal speak, and not some super confusing musical theory type of lingo, and overall they just make it sound so easy to make music. They also have online classes, and degrees you can get if you’re interested! This channel has made it really easy for me to learn: for me, it’s a lot better than just picking a random how to write music video that litters youtube, because it’s an actual college so the instructors know more streamlined methods on how to teach music theory, and music composition. Like I said, check it out if you’re interested in music, you won’t be disappointed!
Next up is Ongaku Concept which takes teaching music theory in a really interesting direction, that I’m crazy about. Ever wonder how a certain video game track is made? What makes a video games music tick? Wanted to learn music theory, by hearing different modes of music described as RPG classes? Ongaku concept is the channel for you! This channel teaches music theory, and music composition through video game music. There are “Let’s Compose” videos, videos explaining music theory through analyzing specific game tracks (Mario, Pokemon, etc etc), and basic smaller videos on how to compose with different styles, different chord progressions, etc etc. I’ve learned a lot from this channel and barely scratched the surface of its videos, so I highly recommend watching them if you’re interested in composing video game music, or in general just want composing tips.
I hope these resources can help any other aspiring music composers! If you have any good resources, feel free to share in the comments!