Ok, so, I'm having a MAJOR stress-out right now! I really don't know where to post this, so I'm just going to go ahead and wing it. I need some major help! (This all sounds rather vague. Perhaps I shall start a new paragraph explaining myself.)
So, My name's Mr. Composer Guy, as you can see, and composing has all I ever wanted to do as a child. But I've just now started pursuing this dream. So, I found this website. Yay! Anyway, I began reading around about people, just some basic info, and a lot of people have been composing from, in my view, really early ages. Maybe not Mozart early, but still, earlier than me. It's a bit intimidating. (I intimidated rather easily, I'm afraid, which is rather comical considering I'm 6' 2") I haven't really studied composition or theory, you see. The only "training" I've had is learning how to read music from my high school chamber choir. I don't have a theory teacher, I wouldn't know how to go about finding one, and I sure as hell wouldn't have the money, so a lot of the terminology used in this website is just plain scary. All of a sudden my perspective has changed. Before now, I never really felt as if I had anything to worry about. What can you expect when you're the only kid in your music class that knows what "staccato" means? Sure, I knew there would be more to learn, but not this fast, and the fact that virtually every teacher here isn't excepting new applications only exacerbates the situation.
So, this is all really challenging to think about, but in a way, I'm glad it's happening. I'm being pushed out of my comfort zone, and now I want to know more, I NEED to know more. Plus, nothing will get in my way of becoming an accomplished composer. I just need some direction, or guidance. I don't know where to go or what to do, and I just need some help. Well, quite possibly more than a little, but still. What can I do to?