Well, today I sat down to compose a bit for The Film Score Project. It is always interesting to sit without knowing what's going to happen next.
And since many fellow members of this community have asked how to compose music...well, in this post I intend write how I did it so far, just in case anybody finds it useful for this project or future creations. This works for me, but I guess each person has its method, so take from a pianist who tries to compose.
I'd say the very first thing is to create a general draft of what you want to accomplish, and that draft was slowly made looking at the details or instructions that the project specified. This details included:
I registered that to take it in consideration when composing. From there, I started thinking about: the musical structure I want this to have (I-V-I?), which tonality I wanted to use as my main anchor, which instruments I wanted to use -for this decision I thought of the color I wanted the instruments to bring to the film-, etc.
Also, as a personal excentricity -hahaha- I noticed that the Juggler only used three objects to play with during the video...therefore, I only wanted to use three instruments for my composition :)
After that mental trip -haha- I started to look for some melodies and started writing a draft on paper. It was really useful for me to write thinking about my chosen instrumentation because you start to consider the instrument's capabilities and sound.
That's all. Here's the initial draft:
I changed it quite a bit when using Sibelius...but that was the beginning idea.