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  1. blackbart94

    blackbart94 New Member

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    Hello


    I hope you guys can help me. I'm a qualified and experienced musician as well as an avid gamer and so I want to try my skills in game music composition. However, I don't know where to start. I have 0 experience composing a game soundtrack. I don't even know how long this kind of composition has to be.
    I'd rather be writing music for a specific game or at least a concrete idea with some visual art to aid the composing. I don't expect to earn money, at least not now.

    I'd appreciate some help, even if it's a nudge in the right direciton
     
  2. Sean Pruitt

    Sean Pruitt New Member

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    Hey man,

    Make as much music as possible. Look at other composers work and listen carefully. Scour the internet for anything you can find about composing. Look at which virtual instruments are going to help you get the job done (lots of good free options). Be yourself, and find your sound. Try to get as much feedback as you can. Keep writing.

    Good luck
     
  3. blackbart94

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    Thanks, I've written instrumental music before and I have a DAW with loads of virtual instruments so that's not a problem. What I don't know is how to actually find a small indie developer who would let me write the music for them for free. As I said, I'd rather be writing for something specific than just sit and write music for a non specific, generic game.
     
  4. Battlegun

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    Get as much practice as you can scoring to random gameplay (even if its a game you don't know). Try also composing to words or phrases such as, "Dark and moody, but fast". You'll be doing these exact tasks for your client work, so put in the time to become a master at these things.
     
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