I Compose Music

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 3,824 People

    Because It Helps

    I compose music...piano music, mostly. I do it because I pretty much have to...like I can't NOT do it, because I'll lose my mind, I sometimes think. I used to cut myself and things like that because of depression and feelings I couldn't cope with. I've stopped, though, and I...
    txerracxotta txerracxotta
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Nov 16, 2007
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Sep 3, 2015

    I Am An Ammature Musician

    I taught myself piano almost 5 years ago, and have been composing for 4. i mostly write piano solos, but i have written for choir, orchestra, guitar, and violin. www.youtube.com/accaliamurray please check it out and give me honest feedback. a lot of people are really touched by...
    Undetermined25 Undetermined25
    18-21, F
    Oct 21, 2013
    Donchueven Donchueven
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 1, 2014

    I Need Friends. :)

    Music people.I really want to go to school for music composition! -- I've been writing and playing by ear my entire life.. I was trained on sax, flute and clarinet and breezed through them.. as well as choir. Had my mind set on piano and singing.. Been playing for about 18 years...
    artisticallytuned artisticallytuned
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Aug 19, 2011

    From The Heart Or From My Fingers.

    ---There's this 'duality' thing going on within me, when I try to write my own music. I have got about 9-10 CD's worth of material in one various stage of completion or another, but much of it feels to me, as if it is lacking a measure of either technique, or real meaing, or...
    TtotheD TtotheD
    56-60, M
    1 Response Nov 12, 2013

    For A While Now...

    I've been writing music for a while now... started with little piano tunes. Now I write for all sorts of ensembles :) soundcloud.com/lara-poe
    28lorelei 28lorelei
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 1, 2013

    I love writing songs about tough times in my

    life because it helps other people to feel less alone.
    GlitterFawn18 GlitterFawn18
    16-17, F
    Jul 22, 2015

    My True Passion

    Probably even more than playing, even more than my harp, or any of the other instruments that I play. There's something so amazing about just being able to express your emotion with something so pure as sound, to create beauty, to inspire people and invoke their emotions. These...
    BrownEyedMystery BrownEyedMystery
    Oct 30, 2012

    I Love Music

    This is my  music life.................all my life ,ive always wanted to study music.most especially playing the guitar.ive also always loved vocal music,acappella music and so many more like that.but there has always been a set back for me in my music life.my parents tend...
    Lemueljohn Lemueljohn
    18-21, M
    Aug 24, 2010

    All my life, I've been searching

    for love And I, I thought I would be alone But I found you, and you loved me And deep inside I know... You are the only one I love like this You are the only one I care You are the one one, We promised, we'll love forever Forever I feel you, even we are miles apart And you...
    Achelle07 Achelle07
    22-25, F
    Jul 15, 2014

    Getting Your Emotions Out

     It is really therapeutic to write music.  Sometimes I have a million thoughts in my head, and to play out a tune can really encapsulate those feelings and make something creative out of them. I write music for the guitar and the viola.  I use the guitar to...
    Seraph1m Seraph1m
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Sep 26, 2006

    Paramore are my hero's

    when it comes to composing music their lyrics are so deep and touching
    veekayyy veekayyy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 25, 2015

    I write music when I am in a very emotionally

    unstable state, it almost helps me ease my mind and concentrate on something else, I depend on it when there is nothing else to depend on. I usually need some form of inspiration. I've created three 2-minute piano-string-kit pieces in the past 3 days. It usually takes me about...
    MarcoLeonanchez MarcoLeonanchez
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 8, 2015

    New Found Glory Yellow Card blink 182

    Bowling For Soup Simple Plain Green Day Sum 41 Sugar Cult The All American Rejects Nuff said
    hacktheplant hacktheplant
    18-21, M
    Oct 28, 2015

    Music is the best way to escape the ****** world

    that is LIFE. But, of course, nobody gets to hear it.
    Charlottexoxx Charlottexoxx
    13-15, F
    Mar 23, 2014

    When I had a bad day,

    or I feel depressed, I grab my guitar, and write down what has been hurting me for long. I have many finished songs in a locked box under my bed, but I never play them.
    xDLucianax xDLucianax
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 15, 2014

    A Dream For the Future.

    When I was twelve, my uncle gave us some computer software for composition. Since then, I have been addicted. As an avid video gamer, I always listened to the music of the game with (in some cases) more interest than the game itself. I would go to the movies to watch the...
    richivinsky richivinsky
    16-17, M
    Jun 18, 2007

    I seriously need some me ti...

    I seriously need some me time to do this. I just do not have the time to sit down and be creative I usually end up covering other peoples work.. but i have projects up my sleave.... (laughs) Watch this space!!....
    Hayleyjane Hayleyjane
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 24, 2007
    MeboyMcsins MeboyMcsins
    18-21, M
    Sep 15, 2015

    Piano Pieces

    I like to compose piano pieces classical and rock music, just to make it sound different. I end up with pieces that remind me of Bartok. It's fun for me to do, and helps me be more creative with the lyrics I write. But anything that I write doesn't fit together, I'm not very good...
    Shayndel Shayndel
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2008

    Shunned By The Light- Erik's Theme

      Shunned By The Light is a passionate piece I wrote as a theme for Erik Lerki; a character of which I created who quite literally has been shunned by the light. This piece tells a story about him from the beginning to end in the form of a filme score. It is playable as it does...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 14, 2012

    Sometimes when I can't sleep

    or during the daytime when chores are done and none of my girl friends are available for a coffee, I love to compose. I love classical music - "true" classical music of the second part of the 18th century and very early 19th (as opposed to later Romantic music etc) and I'm...
    islaisla islaisla
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 26, 2015

    Song Cycle.

    I want to write a song cycle one day. I wrote one in Grade 9 but lost the text... I quite liked it. Maybe I'll do it when I'm free.
    lntel lntel
    Apr 12, 2012

    Anyone know the chord progressions

    for californication in roman numerals?
    JakH20 JakH20
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 24, 2015

    Well. I Try. ...

    Well. I try. I play guitar and sing, guitar for about 8 or 9 years, singing all my life. I'm trying to kind some form of band going and we're attempting to write music. We're getting there . . . slowly, heh.
    Deyve Deyve
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 10, 2007

    I Want To Be A Composer

    I am a senior in high school, and I am planning to go to school for music composition. That and massage therapy, but that's a whole other experience ;). I usually write vocal music, and I've been classically trained. I am writing a musical about problems in schools. It's...
    wycomper wycomper
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 31, 2006

    I have composed some music in the past,

    and it was pretty decent quality. I never published any of it though unfortunately.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Aug 8, 2015


    I wrote a song called Conditions, and was lucky enough to have the chance to perform it at my uni on a grand piano which was pretty exciting. This is the live performance recorded. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ery3-kFpvY :)
    CaitieLynn CaitieLynn
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 17, 2013

    I'm 20 and I believe I've made a huge mistake

    by not being concentrated in my higher theoritics classes from the start, delaying my developement as a composer. I could be studying composition now but I'm stuck in counterpoint classes. The worst part is that I am do nervous in front of my teacher I always make mistakes and...
    Mauriclaude Mauriclaude
    22-25, F
    Sep 11, 2014
    ykmojie ykmojie
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 1
    ShyGrlKat ShyGrlKat
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 3, 2015

    If you like electronic music it would mean a lot

    if you would check out my first song. https://youtu.be/tcfUkzYEKB8
    Hipsterparty102 Hipsterparty102
    18-21, M
    Aug 25, 2015

    Obsessed, Blessed & Cursed

    I never chose to start making music, it chose to make itself through me.  I don`t have any training nor was I brought up with any instruments at my disposal.  So it was a shock and a fright to be a little boy plagued with tantalizing sounds forced into my mind in the middle of...
    2 Responses Jun 6, 2012

    I just finished the first part of a four part

    song I'm writing. Let me know what you think! http://youtu.be/NIxNWG92c7E
    Hipsterparty102 Hipsterparty102
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Aug 21, 2015

    I've Finished My First Album!

    I love writing music. Especially really epic orchestral music. I started composing about two years ago, and am completely self-taught. As the title suggests, I have finished my first full-length album, and I am very proud of this accomplishment. It took an entire summer's worth...
    sycross sycross
    16-17, M
    1 Response Nov 27, 2009

    My First Piano Piece

    I have always wanted to be a big film composer when I grow up. I could always read simple sheet music, but just this year decided that I needed to learn piano. In high school, I'm currently taking band and jazz band (I play percussion) and I'm also in a piano class along with...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 13, 2012

    Writing my own music to play on instruments is

    fun and a good way for me to be able to be who I want to be.
    Krc5 Krc5
    18-21, F
    Mar 13, 2014

    How about you? Would you like too

    if you knew how? Personally, it makes me feel calm. I like it, it's relaxing.
    Voidspirit Voidspirit
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Nov 15, 2014

    The Silent Garden

    Eden / I am the King of Eden, My Kingdom had No Music, The King before me was born in a silent world and in it lived his entire life, He Once wrote Your King can Not hear Music nor Any sound So those in my Kingdom shall Not. I brought Music to Eden my Kingdom, I compose The Music...
    TheKingofEden TheKingofEden
    51-55, M
    Feb 6, 2013

    The Broken Egg.

    This is the name of my first composition to be performed - It's being performed at the University of York on may the 11th ! I can't wait!
    scf500 scf500
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 23, 2007

    My music is top secret,

    but I love to write music, I learn a lot about myself while I do it
    ash5698 ash5698
    16-17, M
    1 Response Mar 21, 2014

    Related Experiences

    Grateful Dead: Brokedown Palace http://youtu.be/YT0662mthec The lyric to Brokedown Palace was written by Robert Hunter as part of a suite of songs that arrived via his pen during...
    NobleDebaucher NobleDebaucher
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Apr 21
    I have a wide or broad span of music in my home. I love all kinds of real music except for rap crap. I love the music from the 40s through the 80s mostly. I have hundreds of CDs...
    southernnudistlifestyle southernnudistlifestyle
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 18
    I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music. Billy...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 16
    Ok so I have a very unique taste in music and I don't think anyone will like this song discovery that I have found, but I just wanted to share and I don't have anyone in person who...
    samiisprink samiisprink
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 16
    Now playing: You Were Meant For Me by Sting Ah, old love songs are so nice. I do not have a special someone at the moment, but the idea of having to enjoy this kind of a beautiful...
    SparkofDecency SparkofDecency
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 16
    Oh yeah...gotta love the '80s. I missed 'em. Damn. But at least the music is still around. And honestly? The best music happened in the '80s. We had hard rock, metal ... all the...
    AsYetNameless AsYetNameless
    13-15, T
    1 Response Apr 14
    Music provides a perfect getaway. It can help relax, calm, and soothe your mind. Nothing's better than a little music to make a day go by. I usually play certain songs in order to...
    Michelleeli01 Michelleeli01
    22-25, F
    Apr 12
    Without music, life would be a mistake. Friedrich Nietzsche
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 12
    guys I wana make some confession here I don't know how to say but it's true The day I listened to Eminem his songs stuck into my brain as a bee I m so addicted to his music his...
    EMINEMForever EMINEMForever
    18-21, M
    Apr 12
    The only genre of music that has stuck with me since I was a kid. I really only prefer heavy metal that has more emphasis on percussion though. I'm not crazy about too much guitar...
    hamz111 hamz111
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 12
    I think I'm just addicted to music right now... I can't stop playing it and I've been using the crap out my little speaker I just got. lol its getting worrisome...
    SweetDreamsRubi SweetDreamsRubi
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 11
    Most recent purchases: Quelbe! Music of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights Why the Mountains Are Black: Primeval Greek Village Music Schubert Piano...
    HazelMotes HazelMotes
    51-55, M
    Apr 11
    Someone once asked me : why do you love music so much ? l replied, because it's the only thing that stays when everything and everyone is gone.
    Ruben1970 Ruben1970
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Apr 11
    My favorite kind of music is country. I realized not much people from nyc love country. Whenever I listen to country everyone give me evil eyes as if they hate country music. My...
    staystyleandsmile staystyleandsmile
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 11
    Where words fail, music speaks. Hans Christian Andersen
    deleted deleted
    Apr 9
    Nosaj Thing I could listen to his music anytime
    Wisdomjay Wisdomjay
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 9
    Cause sing makes me happy, and music sames like my feeling
    keziajdh keziajdh
    13-15, F
    Apr 9
    Music will always be part of my lifeIt's there to comfort meTo make that smile appear on my faceTo make that tear fallEven make that one memory returnSome people will never...
    exoticHallucations exoticHallucations
    16-17, F
    Apr 8
More Stories