A Composing Beginner 

By Jonathan Cross If, a few years ago, you’d told me that I would be a composer I’d have looked at you in utter bemusement. I’ve never composed any music.  I’m a mediocre violin player (I stopped playing for 20 years…).   I have limited knowledge of classical music...

The delete key is your friend

By Martin Jones   We composers all have days where inspiration is in short supply. We doggedly write notes on staves following a line of thought that turns out to be unpromising. We compose ourselves into a corner and think how do we get out of this to finish the...

The final touch

By Martin Jones The work doesn’t stop when you’ve finished composing a piece – well, not if you want to get it played. I recently finished my 16th String Quartet, making four since I made my third volume of sets of parts (that was Quartets 9 to 12)....