to those who write music...

United States
June 13, 2010 7:07am CST
How do you keep your music organized? I have written for several years and now I have a notebook with my finished songs in it. I have pieces of songs scattered pretty much everywhere! But my finished ones are organized in a notebook. I put them in sheet protectors and they are in order by the date they were completed. Do you have a system for organizing your music?
3 responses
@commanderxo (1496)
• Canada
14 Jun 10
Organized? Heh, that's funny. Since when were we musicians ever..."organized"? I too have many works scattered about, though my finished handwritten compositions have been neatly scored & typed out, and then placed in a separate plastic folder. I only use my handwritten notation & lyrics when I'm either practicing and/or recording. The "good stuff", is kept for copyright protection purposes. cdrxo
• United States
14 Jun 10
Well... my notebook is organized but everything else it crazy.. hopefully all stored in the box of pieces!
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• Canada
17 Jun 10
Now if only you could remember...where'd you put the piano? ;-) cdrxo
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• United States
19 Jun 10
lol! It's stored in another state for now!
@eileenleyva (14847)
• Philippines
13 Jun 10
Hi macdingolinger, my nephew is also a composer. My sister simply recorded his compositions in a tape recorder when he was growing up. And since my sister is a pianist, she transcribed the compositions into pages of notes. But alas, she has never finished the work. I told my nephew to review his work and we go record them in a studio. Putting them in disc form will help preserve the compositions. Who knows, we can even send it to producers of movie themes. Hey, all I really wanted to tell you is that I admire you for writing music.
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• United States
14 Jun 10
They definitely do need to get his music recorded. I enjoy my son's music. He can not perform right now due to a tragic accident and his music is preserved. At least the ones he's recorded!
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@eileenleyva (14847)
• Philippines
15 Jun 10
God has his ways always! My nephew had been called the Mozart of the Philippines when he was a child. Unfortunately, he also had an accident that left his left hand immobile. But he could still play the piano with his right hand. And we thank God for that already. I am sure your son is happy you are his mom. I do hope you get someone to record them so the world can hear your son's music.
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• United States
19 Jun 10
He has several recorded on his computer if I am not mistaken. I also have a cd of a group he was playing with that recorded one of his songs. I believe he will be okay but it's just taking time. He is recovering in rehab right now. They are working to get his mobility back.
@mrcol1010 (209)
• United States
19 Jun 10
What i do is once i finish a piece, i put it into a manilla folder, mark date and title of the piece, and put it into a small filing cabinet that i bought just for music.
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• United States
19 Jun 10
That's a very good idea. How often to you go back and play your pieces though? Does that make it difficult to kinda thumb back through them occasionally?