First Question

Some­times, when I start a new piece, within the first few mea­sures or so, I’ll stop and ask myself, “What do I want out of this piece?”

And what I mean is: what do I want to leave my audi­ence with? Do I want to leave them happy, sad, excited, what?

This might help you get your com­pos­ing pen­cil moving.

About Richard D. Russell

This was written by Richard D. Russell, New York City based composer of fine music.