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Is adapting existing melodies a useful way to improve composition skill?

What I'd like help with is advice on whether adapting old melodies will improve composition skills and maybe lead to something more 'original' in the long run. Yes, but compositional skill is the ...
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Is adapting existing melodies a useful way to improve composition skill?

From my experience observing others, rearranging others' music does not improve compositional skills in the long term. For every Gooseworx, insaneintherainmusic, or RichaadEB who eventually figures ...
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Is adapting existing melodies a useful way to improve composition skill?

I'd suggest you work on improving the tunes that you write. Study tunes that you like and see if you can identify what it is about them that makes them effective. You say you're following the changes -...
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Is adapting existing melodies a useful way to improve composition skill?

The composers considered to be the greatest of all time did this extensively. Of course they also did come up with original melodies, but I think you’ll find if you adapt enough existing melodies it ...
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Is adapting existing melodies a useful way to improve composition skill?

Adapting old melodies will most definitely improve compositional skills. Preexisting music that gained appreciation basically gives you insight into what makes a melody great. The whole process of ...
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Is adapting existing melodies a useful way to improve composition skill?

Depends what you mean by "steal". If you're asking whether it's acceptable to write new lyrics for an existing melody, then yes. Writing new lyrics to existing melodies is quite a common ...
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How do I make microtonal music less jarring?

One suggestion is working with either of: A tuning that is not an equal temperament; An equal temperament other than 24-TET (a.k.a. 24EDO). 24-TET just sticks a set of 12 "out-of-tune" ...
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