The below video post shows you how to start composing band music. This is part one of this series.
You will see in this video the importance of putting your music transcriptions on your own website. All third party platforms have to operate on their own interests with algorithms and other things. It's better to set up your own score site and platform to sell your original music transcriptions.
You can do one of the following:
Need more information? Watch the video below.
This blog post begins my series on how to write music for band. This will be part part of an upcoming course on composition. Please watch the video and get all the information there. Comment if you wish to see the transcript for this video.
Here in this blog post, I show you two Finale Hyperscribe Tutorials that are essential for those who transcribe music for Finale. The videos are pretty self-explanatory, so I will let them show you how to create and transcribe music using Finale Hyper-Scribe.
Updated Shorter Hyperscribe Tutorial
Longer Hyper-Scribe Tutorial
If you like detailed music transcription tutorials like this feel free to get my new Write Your First Piece In 14 Steps Finale Edition. It is free for the first hundred students who sign up. After this, the price goes to $20, so if you come back to this post, the price very well may be changed.
Welcome back to the blog! Today, you’re in for a little treat. Today, I give to you my original piece called “Come Near To God.” It is a piece I wrote in 2015 after coming to faith in Jesus Christ. I wrote this in hopes that someone would hear this and come to faith.
This piece is perfect for those who are in choir or are choir directors who are needing a simple piece to open or to fill out their choir concert programs. The rhythms are fairly simple and easy to digest. The harmonies are pretty straight forward as well.
I had the privilege of having this work performed and read by the 1st Readings Project that is based in the midwest. They did a fabulous job on this. Go check out the video on Youtube.
I will be posting more music transcriptions in the coming days as well as more music transcription tutorials. You could also check out CJW Music Tutorials if you would like more information on how to transcribe music yourself or learn more about writing and singing music.
Hello All and Welcome to the next installment in the Finale 2014.5 tutorial! In this tutorial, I am going to be explaining the importance of the Launch Window’s “Create New Music” functionalities. This lecture includes everything from the basic create new document buttons to creating a default document to demonstrate educational or other purposes, to creating your own score templates.
This will be a part of my upcoming Finale 2014.5 course where I go into detail on the various ways to use this version of Finale in order to assist composers, arrangers and music transcribers with their music transcriptions.
If at any time you have any questions, please feel free to comment on the Youtube video itself or you can go ahead and comment on the post and I will be sure to answer questions. Also, commenting on the post gives me ideas for blog posts to put on this blog to help enrich your music transcription career.
I will be posting more music transcription videos later this month, so be sure to stay tuned to the blog for more information.
In this video, we are using Finale 2014.5 to open a piece of music using the Launch Window (The Green Finale Window) to continue working on your music transcriptions. I go into the "Open Recent" window, the "Open" window, the XML buttons and so forth.
I will be doing a course on Finale 2014.5. Now, why would I do that? Everyone has Finale Version 25, right? Wrong. Many people don't upgrade to the newest versions of a program right away. In fact, there have been many bugs reported in Finale Version 25 and the taking away of important features that have turned people off. So, they stay with the older program versions. So, that is why I am doing these tutorials.
Finale 2014.5 Is Great For Beginners.
This version of Finale is great for beginners because it has all of these updated XML features that allow composers across different platforms like Sibelius to share files with Finale users and back and forth. There are many advanced features like the new Score Manager where all your instruments and instrument settings are set up.
What Will We Be Going Over In This Tutorial?
We will be going over how to Open XML files, opening your recent files and other opening functioning. So, here's the tutorial to help you with your music transcription. Here's part one. Follow me tomorrow for more (part 2).
Today, in the below video, I show you how to make custom wind ensemble and orchestra templates using Muse Score 2. Good music transcription lesson here. Pardon the live stream difficulties. Any questions after the video feel free to comment!
Hi. My name is Cody Weinmann. I am the owner and operator of cjw-music-transcriptions.com. I am a composer, arranger, transcriber and orchestrator who lives just outside of L.A. My love is sharing music to people and helping them with it to transform their lives.