Morten Lauridsen: How to Write a Song

Morten Lauridsen: How to Write a Song

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Morten Lauridsen: How to Write a Song is a discussion of his famous composition “Dirait-On.” The music of Morten Lauridsen, Distinguished Professor of Composition at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and recipient 2007 National Medal of Arts….

Lauridsen uses French poetry as a launching point for “Dirait-on”. Being deeply immersed in the world of art can be a wonderful tool for inspiration in music composition. To see what Gabriel Kahane says about poetry and art click here.

Notice how he has used just one simple chord to create an entire song. This is a good exercise to take one simple idea and try to expand it into a realized composition.

Classical Chops - Sep 25, 2014 | Advice, Advice Highlights, CC Videos, Home Highlights, Morten Lauridsen
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