I would like to write a musical.
I have no music background--aside from chorus, but I've forgotten how to read music--and haven't written a play before. So, of course, I'd like to combine the two.
This may be doomed to fail, but ... I have a few main questions:
- Is there a software that I could hum a few bars of score into and have this converted into a MIDI file? And, from this file, can I get sheet-music out the back end?
- Any advice on where to go to figure out harmonics and other things from music theory? e.g. what notes and tempos are pleasing, and how do we create dischord, anxiety, etc. in music?
- Now to the play bit: any advice here? Much of this will be internal monologue with limited interaction with outside characters ... so this seems difficult to pull off, but the best way to go.
As I've said, I'm sure this is doomed, but I'd like to at least arm myself with what I can to give it a shot.