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Western Classical Tradition: Style Composition Hub

If you get these elements of composing right you will be on your way to writing convincing and musical melodies in the style of Haydn and other WCT composers. Here is a Style composition basic crib you can print off to remind you.

Harmony

Get started with a good

basic idea

Voice-leading

treble

Conventions of WCT (detailed)

Checklist:

 

Phrase structures

 Add typical Classical features by using some WCT Fingerprints

Textures

Straight to simple String Quartet Textures