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Over the years, one of the exercises given to musicians was to just copy scores from famous composers. It's easier with computer notation programs. There are some free to expensive versions. One learns a lot from just transcribing a music score (pdf, book, sheet music) into a music entry program. The mechanics of entry allow one to see details that may be ...


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I think the key is in understanding what the composer did and why. To try to get into their shoes and follow their thinking path. Depending on the composition, instrumentation and specific things you'd like to learn it make take different forms. @ttw proposes copying scores, I'd suggest transcribing by ear and then comparing with a reference score. Yes, it ...


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