PDFs discussed in my lecture on practising composition on YouTube.
Analysing music according to the 7 parameters is a first step to incorporating elements from the music that you love into your own work. Focusing on a different parameter each time you listen to a piece of music helps break down the information into manageable chunks. The purpose of this exercise is to explore the following questions: ‘Why does this composition sound so good?’, ‘Why do I like it so much?’, ‘How can I use some of the ideas that are inherent in this music to develop my own vocabulary?’.
2 PDFs (6 pages).