1. Look for the inspiration!
If you haven't even started to compose your own musical piece and already feel like all the inspiration has abandoned you at the moment your hand picks up a pencil, don't give up! Look around you! Do you see something interesting? There should be some objects around you that make particular sounds or rhythms. You can also read a story and try to portray it in music. There are so many options. Open your eyes and ears and be brave enough to give your music a chance to be written!
Keep in mind the form of your piece. It could be a simple 8 measure melody or something more complicated. If it's your first try to compose keep it simple!
3. Write the main motif.
You can choose to focus on melody or on rhythm. Then you can work around it to create a longer phrase. Or you can create two musical characters which oppose each other.
4. Write down all your ideas!
It may happen that you come up with some interesting ideas which don't fit the piece you are composing at the moment. Write them down in a separate music notebook. They can come very handy when you are looking for new inspiration and new ideas for the next piece.
If you feel stuck in the middle of your piece take a break! Go outside, play with your dog, eat something, play a Five star study ;) ... Let your mind have a rest for a moment and recharge the batteries. You may come up with a good solution without any effort at all later.
6. When you're finished let your music rest.
It's always good to do a "time test". When you have finished working on your music leave it for some days and then listen to it once more. How it makes you feel? Is everything like you wanted it to be or are there some parts that give you an "uneasy" feeling? You can work on them now with a fresh mind!
7. Share your music with the world!
Don't be afraid to share your music with your friends and colleagues. Give your pieces to your students to play! I'm sure they will enjoy them! Funny Flute would love if you shared your compositions in comment section or in a message!
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Well... this is what I got when I tried to write a piece for flute myself.
I hope you like it...