I don’t know musical theory nor how to play, how can I compose?
THEORY IS NOT NECESSARY from your side. NOR MUSIC LESSONS are needed at all.
We are serious about that! All you need is just a Brainarm qualified
Coach, who is an expert pianist and composer able to understand
your musical intentions and translate them into notes and values ON YOUR BEHALF..
So, theory is not a problem anymore as you now have SOMEONE SORTING IT OUT FOR YOU: just like it wouldn’t be a problem to want to get somewhere without having a driving license. Get a comfy taxi!
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, BEING ABLE TO PLAY AN INSTRUMENT IS NOT ESSENTIAL EITHER!
Your Coach will perform the piece on the piano ON YOUR BEHALF during the entire session and as many times as you need, so that you can understand your own musical ideas better as well as their huge potential.
This way you will have full control over the piece, should you feel any note/value needs to be changed to better suit your tastes.
I don’t have any ideas/creativeness...
Everyone has ideas, but few are aware of that and even less have the courage to express them, maybe because they don’t feel adequate or maybe they just hold themselves back. And we all are surrounded by music, we all can understand music, that means we all have music inside!
Those who think they don’t have any ideas, DON’T KNOW HOW TO ACCESS THEIR OWN CREATIVITY! That's all.
Neuroscientists state that those who say they never dream are simple unaware of their dreams... Ideas are exactly like those dreams we are not aware of!
In fact, believing that we don’t have ideas would be just like thinking there is no fish in the sea, simply because we can’t see anything on the surface... Fishing provides evidence that fish is there though!
So, if you get stuck, it will be your Brainarm Coach's job to make you aware of the fish, as the method he uses here allows a natural flow of notes to express your inner self.
Therefore, all you will have to do to find your ideas is freely improvise on the keyboard and answer those questions the Brainarm Coach's will ask you in order to get to know your musical intentions. Then you will be guided through the process of refinement and development of the idea itself. Nothing esoteric then, but rather a scientific technique!
Our experience shows that if you love music and wish to compose you can ALREADY COMPOSE!
My ideas are not original/interesting. Will I get any suggestions?
Full Compositional Coaching means that the Coach will be a guide and executer, nothing more, so as to help refine your own ideas WITHOUT AFFECTING YOUR ARTISTIC DECISIONS or INFLUENCING YOU IN ANY WAY.
You will be the brain, he will only be the hands and your “musical conscience”.
Consider this: there is no such things as ideas that can’t be improved to some extent. From this, your Coach will help you to reason on your own creativity, stimulating inside of you the research of various possible solutions so as to refine these in an independent artistic manner to get to a high quality piece.
Will it really be high-level music if I am not a musician? I’m not even able to catch a tune!
Actually, you ARE already a musician, despite unaware and our mission is making people realise that by “seeing” their music coming out!
This is absolutely real since what was considered as impossible is now fully available to everyone, thanks to the “human interface” / “USB-man” concept! Being allowed to experience a much higher level of musical expression than if trying composing on your own (and that straightaway at the very first session) is a wonderful and exciting experience that everyone should try at least once in their life.
The level you can reach can vary based on the style you choose, your age, sensitivity and tastes, but it is definitely much higher than the one you could reach by composing without a coach. Unlike the music you might be able to compose with your own limited technical skills, the music that comes out from this synergy is more coherent and most of all it is YOUR REAL MUSIC!
This is true because we assure that our service is provided in a way that grants top quality, regardless of the genre/style you choose, regardless of your age, education, etc.
Test the effectiveness of Brainarm to see how much higher you can fly with it!
Now, what about those who believe they are TONE-DEAF? According to scientists a real out-of-tune-person DOES NOT EXIST! Rather, there are many people whose musical ear potential has been repressed by others, that have made them reach the conclusion of being out-of-tune where the problem was just lack of training!
Furthermore shyness and low self esteem can paralyse voice and ear... But this neither means that those people's music is dead or that they cannot develop their aural skills! Also, music is much more than just sounds... and we still get surprised when we see how ideas always finds a way to structure themselves in a different manner, other than the traditional ones, like cactuses adapt themselves to grow in a desert. This music would definitely sound more experimental or even bizarre!
So if this is your case then you can still compose music via the Brainarm without problems as of now.
But if you still think that the problem is your ear, then ask for advice to an expert otolaryngologist and he will tell you that the small number of people that can be considered true out-of-tune-people have actually suffered from a specific brain trauma... Let’s hope this isn’t your case!
However, even if it is your case, very likely you can still compose experimental music. WILL IS POWER!
Anyway, remember that we will refund anyone who is unsuccessful and since 2011 nearly one hundred people have tried Brainarm with 100% of them being successful; so we are sure you will, too. Nothing to lose then!
Will I learn anything or even become a composer?
If you have never studied music, via Brainarm you will LEARN THEORY BASICS (notes reading and rhythm) starting from music-making rather than by studying it. Brainarm will also help you DEVELOP YOUR AURAL AND MUSICAL SKILLS as well as allowing you a peep into the deep and top aspects of composition (e.g. a better understanding of how harmony, counterpoint and form work), which would be impossible otherwise without having studied for years and years.
If you are a music student (either a beginner or an advanced) you can use the Brainarm as a way to IMPROVE your theory, musical and aural skills and to review those elements with much more fun than doing it on the books allows...
In either cases, you will discover your deepest music! You will FLY HIGH AND TOUCH THE SKY, something that only professionals can do!
Of course, if you want to learn to compose independently it is necessary that you enrol for a compositional course, but then you need to honestly ask yourself if are willing to take the needed time to study the subject and, obviously, you have to be able already to play the instrument at good level.
Should you need a composition teacher, we can recommend someone for you. Get in touch, or...
I don’t have the time
Don’t worry! YOU WON’T HAVE TO STUDY A MINUTE! the work is ONLY DONE IN SESSION TIME and you can choose the frequency and duration of the sessions too.
In a year you can compose two, three or even more pieces of music! Depending on how long each and how many sessions you book. Even with just one hour available every 2 or 3 months you might have one piece completed in one year!
Think. Is that few time not worth a new and great experience?
If you can manage to find a little bit of time each day to study the instrument and the theory everyday, though, it would be great. However as said, this is not essential at all for brainarming.
Should you need a piano or a theory teacher we can recommend someone for you. Get in touch, or...
Can you transcribe and/or refine ideas I have recorded?
Sure. However, the trascription service is calculated apart from a Brainarm session. Price depends on the musical genre, the length of the piece, and its complexity of course.
On the other hand, refinement is indeed no different from a Brainarm session, therefore it has the same price as a Brainarm session.
Why composing? Then what would do I do with my music?
Not only composing music is very satisfying but also it has innumerable benefits on HEALTH, EMOTIONS and SOCIAL LIFE.
Several studies have highlighted that making music:
- boosts the immune system
- lowers blood pressure
- helps with pain managing and stress relief
- contrasts brain ageing and improves memory
- increases neural connections in those areas of the brain that regulate emotional processing and the integration of information
- helps with anxiety
- improves self-esteem.
Those are only few of many benefits. (More information can be found online and on the Medical News Today website.
Apart from that, your music is great and deserves to be PUBLISHED and LISTENED to a WORLDWIDE AUDIENCE. To get to that point, here below we explain the procedure to follow.
First of all we will HAVE YOUR MANUSCRIPT TIMESTAMPED to avoid possible plagiarism. This is a FREE SERVICE.
Then, you can request the ENGRAVING SERVICE that allows you to have your music COPIED IN DIGITAL FORMAT by one of OUR COPYISTS, and PUBLISHED on this website to be downloaded for free. Then it might be PERFORMED BY OUR PROFESSIONAL PIANISTS around the world or by the Brainarm Coach himself. Notice that we only hire highly qualified professionals to do this job.
Alternatively or in addition, you can request that your music be RECORDED
And why not adding also the optional service of “MUSIC DISTRIBUTION”, so that your music will be on iTunes, Spotify and other several other online platforms for sale? Royalties will be yours.
It is also possible to buy all these services at once for a discounted price, known as PREMIUM SERVICE.
Obviously you have to BOOK SOME SESSIONS before buying any of the above services.
Now have a look to the MUSIC page, where some music score have already been published and available to be downloaded for free. Also, there you can listen to some recordings. Would you like your own music to be published there too?
It’s all too good to be true! Where are you?
The sessions will be held ONLINE (preferably via Zoom, otherwise via Skype or WhatsApp) or you can come here in our studio in WEST LONDON when the Covid19 allows. (Show me where on the map).
How old should I be?
Although there have been some exception so far - the youngest was 4 years old girl (and was not a genius!) - being 7 or older is ideal for brainarming, since some of the intellectual ability needed are essential. There have been several brainarmers who were 6 and some who were 5 years old though. 4 years old can also brainarm if they are particularly smart and can pay attention to the coach, even for a short time.
By the way, here is a piece composed by little Camille Masson in 2014 when she was only 6 y.o.
There is no maximum age limit, and old age is definitely not a problem for Brainarm. It can even be beneficial for the brain as it "works" on many areas.
Can Brainarm help with emotions/self-esteem?
Most of the people find that Brainarm is an initiatic experience….
In 2010 Jessica Germani, at that time a 23 y.o. beginner piano student, first reported that Brainarm changed her view of herself (read her testimonial HERE).
Since then we have noticed that Brainarm is effective in helping some people to improve their self-esteem and assisting with releasing and expressing emotions.
This is due to the fact that one is immediately allowed to get access to a power source they didn’t imagine they had, that is their own musical creativity.
As we observed, on the long run Brainarm can lead us to an increased self-knowledge, as the music we compose always reflects our deepest thoughts and emotions, which we are not always aware of in our daily lives.
I suffer from a physical handicap or disability can I still brainarm?
In the majority of cases, YES.
Since Brainarm is made of totally free improvisation plus reasoning, as long as you can in some ways perform both those tasks, you will be able to compose music via Brainarm.
If your disability involves the use of the superior and/or inferior limbs, consider you can still use your voice, your eyes and, in some cases, even your hands, even if you cannot move them well enough.
Vice versa, if the problem lays in the use of your voice and/or speech, you can still use your hands or feet. And even if you cannot perform fine motor tasks correctly, that’s still enough.
Unfortunately, our dear friend Simone has spasticity, thus he cannot articulate movements well nor he can speak at all. He can still sing a bit and very short sounds that the coach has to recognize promptly. Also, he uses a computer to translate his eye movement into words. That’s enough to allow his music to come out!
As an example of how difficult is to prevent someone from brainarming, consider TOTAL PARALYSIS and the LOCKED-IN SYNDROME still let the individual use their eyes to point the notes and also allow a communication with the Coach by means of a text-to-speech computer software.
So far, two people affected by autism and one with Asperger have tried Brainarm and all were successful (at the time they tried Brainarm Lilia was 9 and the other one 26, while the one with Asperger was a teenager).
What about blind people? And what about deaf?
At present we know that only serious intellectual or brain deficiencies which affect decision making and listening could set up a real hindrance in regards to the good outcome of a normal Brainarm session. However, we believe that the will and the unconscious still reserves surprises if one just trust their potential… So, why not giving it a try? You can still get fully refunded in case we cannot help you.
Who is the Brainarm coach and how to become one of them?
He is a sort of "human interface" between you and the music. He is capable to "grab" things that are definitely yours, but lie beyond your reach.
Not only he is a highly professional and versatile pianist, composer and music teacher, he is much more than that: a qualified Brainarm coach!
This specific qualification is exclusively released by WPTA UK, which is based in London and organizes courses around UK and online (via Webinar).
Are you a pianist or instrumentalist professional and also a composer? Do you want to know how to get this know-how and a Brainarm coach qualification?