TLDR: A composition class exemplifying a bit of the process of composing a song, maybe talking a bit about structure or maybe just giving us some tips like you do on Thursday Live streams on your channel, would go a long way in helping us connect with our creative side.
I was wondering about your approach to composition. A lot of your music, mainly in Angra, is my favorite of all time and I wonder: how did those pieces come to be?
In the Hybrid Picking video you showed how practicing a pattern by improvising the harmony can end up turning into my favorite part of Sertão and I wonder, is that how that part came to be? Is it while practicing and fooling around that you end up finding ideas that makes you go “huh, that’s cool”? And more importantly, how do you turn those seeds of music into a full-blown composition?
In that same video video you mention that everyone can be creative and that the more confident you are in yourself as a musician the easier it is to connect with your creativity, and how improving one’s technique and knowledge can help with that. I think a more direct lesson exemplifying the composition process might give us a bit more knowledge and thus confidence about the process, which is completely alien for me right now, and help many of us switch from being only interpreters to also being composers.
In fact I think it’s such a good idea for a video that it should probably be saved for a strong Thursday stream in order to reach a wider audience. After all, technique and knowledge helps us play, but it’s the compositions that endure throughout the centuries.