What if you could tell timeless stories with your music, through memorable themes and gorgeous chord progressions that resonate with your audience and leave them wanting more?

Expand beyond traditional composing techniques and create music that truly impacts the world. 

"Chris has done it again with his new course 'Composing with Colour'! This course is a perfect complement to his other courses.
You will leave this course with practical tips on melody writing, harmonic progressions (both standard and colorful), and form and structure. And this is all before you even get to history, song styles, genre breakdowns, composer blueprints and a live over-the-shoulder composing session!
If you are a beginning composer looking to apply your knowledge, or a veteran composer looking for new ways to think or approach your composing process - Composing with Colour will be a great fit for you. Chris continues to excel at taking complicated techniques and information and presenting them in clear, concise and practical ways.
I think that everyone who takes this course will walk away feeling more prepared and confident about their composing techniques, as well as a new toolkit to draw from.
Thank you Chris for creating another excellent course!"

Justin Heinekamp

You have an innate gift. 


Composing music is a skill and talent that not everyone has. When you write music, you’re creating a work of art that contains a piece of yourself, and will hopefully live on for generations to come. 

But how do we know if your music will actually impact someone else?

One of the biggest issues when it comes to writing music is understanding how to connect with our audience and delivering a story that they can relate to.

And I don’t just mean lyrically – the music itself plays a large part in creating a satisfying journey that takes your listener from start to finish.

Especially in instrumental music, the way we craft our melodies and our harmonic structure can really touch people in a deep way, and that sort of connection and impact is what I chase every time when I put a piece of music out there in the world.

This is where most composers get stuck.


Unfortunately, this is one of the biggest stumbling blocks for composers. The art of writing memorable melodies, along with creating gorgeous chord progressions that fill in the gaps is overwhelming for so many musicians, and they end up with music that feels bland, uninspired, and that blends in with everyone else.

They might reach out to peers, professional musicians, forums, YouTube, and other sources for guidance, and what usually ends up happening is that they get bombarded with countless music theory techniques, strict academic rules that seem to conflict with one another, and differing opinions wherever they go, which ends up overcomplicating the writing process even more and makes them feel overwhelmed all over again.

Many composers lose their joy for making music, simply because they forget what music making is all about: telling a story.

Composers have been doing this for centuries, using different ensembles, writing techniques, forms, and instrumentation to tell their own stories through music, and helping others achieve their dream of storytelling as well, whether through film scoring and video games.

So what separates some pieces from others? What makes a composition great?

It ultimately comes down to storytelling and emotion. 


A great composition not only tells a story, but makes you feel something. A great composition takes you on a journey, expands through layers of colour, depth, and tone, and features a good balance of simplicity and complexity.

Feeling and emotion in music is so difficult to quantify, but there are common techniques and practices that composers use to separate themselves from the pack. They understand the exact devices to use in order to evoke a certain feeling, making the listening experience so much more satisfying for the listener.

I want to share something special with you that will help you elevate your compositions to the next level and move beyond the basics. There is certainly power in going back to the foundations, but what next? What happens after we’ve created a piece of music that calls for something more? And how can we take advantage of that ‘more’ and translate that into an engaging story for our audience?

These are the exact questions we’ll answer together inside my new program. If you're ready to expand your musical vocabulary and write music that truly impacts the world, you're in the right place.

I'd like to welcome you to Composing with Colour.


 A complete method to writing music with life and emotion.


"Composing with Colour is a great, well-rounded course which goes deep into many principles to help you understand the craftsmanship of composing better.

Chris covers what makes a good melody, helps you get a better foundation in harmony and introduces the basics of form and structure in music. After these foundations, the real deep dive starts with different styles of modern contemporary music followed by different genres in film and TV compositions. We also get an analysis of composition styles from popular video games, and the real treasure for me are the composer blueprints with no less than 15 famous composers from the industry

As if that wasn't great enough already, Chris walks through a short composing session where he shows his complete process on writing a track from scratch. The course wraps up with practical tips and solutions to common problems, as well as next steps to develop your composing even further.

Overall, this is such a large amount of knowledge packed into one course. If you have done some composing and are looking for a well-rounded course to take your music to the next level, this is the course I'd recommend!"

- Christian Janz 

Composing with Colour is designed to help you:


Tell Stories Through Your Music

The most impactful songs and pieces relate to their audience through story, taking them on a fulfilling journey from start to finish.


Write Timeless, Memorable Melodies

Melody is at the heart of every incredible piece of music, so you'll learn exactly how to craft a melody that people remember and sing for ages. 


Create Gorgeous Chord Progressions and Expand Your Harmonic Language

Through a careful balance of simplicity and complexity, you'll understand what the most effective chord progressions have in common, and how to use those devices as well.


Choose the Perfect Structure for Your Music, Every Time

Stuck on what form to choose? Don't worry - we'll explore which forms are right for you and your music.


Steal from the Masters and Supercharge Your Composing

Through case studies and practical examples, you'll learn from the masters and become inspired to use tried-and-true devices in your own music.

Composing with Colour is structured into 7 modules: 

Module 1 – Intro to Composing
·      Why we write music in the first place, and a hit of encouragement 
·      The 3 core elements of composition 
·      The 4 markers of every great composition
·      My personal composing process revealed

Module 2 – The Art of Melody Writing
·      How to write incredible melodies using my 6-step framework
·      The power of non-chord tones, and how to use them for musical results
·      Powerful melodic structures for satisfying melodic shapes, every time
·      How to overcome the B section plague and write a satisfying secondary theme

Module 3 – The World of Harmony 
·      A crash course in practical diatonic and functional harmony 
·      3 incredible ways to add sprinkles of colour to your existing chords
·      6 non-diatonic harmony devices for instantly inspiring chord progressions
·      The basics of reharmonization, chromatic harmony, and polychords 

Module 4 – Form & Structure 
·      The 10 most common musical forms used throughout history, and which ones are right for you
·      5 questions to ask yourself when you're feeling stuck on your form
·      The power of intensity zones, and how to use them for cohesive pieces
·      How to craft seamless transitions between sections of your piece  

Module 5 – The World of Colours
·      How to write music in your favourite film styles, including adventure, action, romance, comedy, and more  
·      The evolution of Western music, from the Medieval era to Contemporary era
·      Practical case studies from mainstream music, film, and video games
·      A crash course in world music, and unique devices we can use for our own pieces  

Module 6Composer Blueprints 
·      An inside look into our favourite composers and their musical style
·      Analyzing some of our favourite cues, discovering tried-and-true techniques that we can use for our music
·      The power of seamless modulation, and how it's used to tell a moving story 
·      Downloadable analysis included for further study 

Module 7 – Putting it All Together
·      A live composing session to apply what we've learned 
·      The 10 most common frustrations composers face, and how to solve them 
·      The quickest way to prevent writer's block, and find inspiration
·      Practical next steps for taking your composing further and writing great music every time 

Homework and next steps included!


All of the content is presented through video format for the best learning experience. In addition, you'll also be provided with a written summary of each topic below the corresponding video. 

Throughout the course, I've laid out 'next steps', so you can follow along with me, step-by-step, and ensure that you're progressing without any hiccups! 

"If you want to significantly understand and improve musicality, craft and creativity with your writing, this is the course for you.
My concrete gains in melodic, harmonic and rhythmic development are now becoming much more intuitive and effortless. The concepts with experimentation have become more internalized now and my creative flow has been unleashed using what I have learned in this course, and so will yours.
I highly recommend you experience this first hand for yourself and enjoy the lifetime benefits of 'Composing with Colour'. 
Thank you again!"
- Nicholas Persion

Lifetime 40% loyalty discount to Cinematic Music Creation! 

As a student of Composing with Colour, you'll have access to a lifetime 40% loyalty discount to my flagship composing system Cinematic Music Creation: an end-to-end program perfect for the aspiring composer looking to create professional-quality orchestral music from start to finish. 

Includes dedicated modules on music theory, principles of orchestration, live mockup techniques, mixing/mastering, personal branding, and more.

CMC also comes with exclusive EDU discounts to sample libraries + custom track feedback!

Composing with Colour is for you if:

  • You're writing music, but it doesn't sound quite as full and rich as you'd like it to be
  • You're struggling with your current composing workflow, and feel overwhelmed because you don't know how to flesh out your ideas properly
  • You're tired of reading countless textbooks, watching conflicting videos, visiting multiple forums, and feeling like you have no idea where to start
  • You're lacking motivation, and can't seem to find the inspiration to sit down and write music
  • You want to learn from some of the best composers in the world, put what you learn into practice, and see instant depth and clarity in your music!


This course is NOT for you if:

  • You're looking for the most theory-based course. Although this course does cover some practical music theory, much of my method stems from using our instincts and inner ear to make musical decisions, and I'll encourage you to do the same throughout.
  • You're not ready to put what you learn into practice. Improvement comes from applying what you learn, so if you only watch courses without doing what you're learning, you won't see results. Simple as that! 
  • You're after a notation-based course. I primarily work in the DAW when making music, so if you're looking for courses based in notation, definitely check out ScoreClub! Alain is wonderful. 

"Chris has done a great job putting together the core ingredients for writing great music in the vein of John Williams, Joe Hisaishi, Alan Menken and other great composers of the like.

If you're getting started in your composition career, need a series of steps to formalize your melodic and harmonic writing, or want analyses of great pieces, this course is a perfect fit for you!"

- Alan Zaring 

So how much does Composing with Colour cost? 

Hopefully by this point, you see how powerful composing music with the right tools and devices can be, and why melody writing and creating beautiful chord progressions can move your listener and takes them on a journey. Learning how to do this effectively essentially becomes a no-brainer. But the obvious question is: “How much will this course cost me?”

Well, if you wanted to study music at a college or university, a course on theory or orchestration could cost you upwards of $4,000 for a single semester. Over the course of a 4-year degree, that can bring you up to nearly $40,000 (which is what I paid for my piano performance degree)! 
Another example - I attended a one-week songwriting workshop a few years ago at the Berklee College of Music. Guess how much that cost me, after all expenses were paid? Right around $3,000 (again, for just 1 week)! That's a hefty chunk of change, no matter how you look at it. 
Heck, you know as well as I do that a solid workhorse sample library can run you at least $500 (for one orchestral section alone), and so completing your orchestra can total upwards of $2,000 when all is said and done, not to mention miscellaneous libraries and tools (DAW, MIDI controller, monitors, etc).
But we know that it's not the tools that make the composer; it's your own ability that makes the difference. I want to help you personally on that journey of transforming your music, and so in order to make this a no-brainer deal, if you purchase today, you'll get instant and lifetime access to the entire Composing with Colour program for a one-time payment of $397.

Join Composing with Colour today!

Click the button to get instant access for just one payment of $397! 


What students are saying...

Don't forget...it's 100% risk free.


I’ve packed a lot into Composing with Colour because not only do I want you to create the music that I know you can make, but I want to guarantee that you don’t fail.

And to make it a no-brainer deal for you I’m giving you a 30 day 100% money-back guarantee with your purchase of Composing with Colour today.

That’s right: Go through the course, check out the bonuses, follow the steps, put in the work, and if you don’t love it in the first 30 days of your purchase, send me an email and I’ll refund you immediately. No questions asked, no hard feelings.

If Composing with Colour doesn’t work for you, I’d much prefer for you to take your money and invest it where you will be happier and get results. I just want you to unlock your composing and arranging potential!


Also, to sweeten the deal, I'd like to offer you some incredible bonuses: 

Bonus 1 - What creates emotion in music? ($50 value)

Emotion and feeling is difficult to quantify in music, but there a few guidelines you should keep in mind to make your audience feel something while listening to your music. 
In this training you’ll discover:
·      How we can define emotion in music 
·      The 3 key factors to take advantage of in order to make your listener respond to your music
·      An under-appreciated technique for an instant emotional response

Bonus 2 - Writing film music vs. video game music vs. standalone music ($50 value)

What's the difference when it comes to scoring for media vs. standalone music?

In this special video I'll walk you though:
·      The core differences between each composing situation
·      Which approach is the best for you
·      My personal preference, and what I've done in my career so far

Bonus 3 - How to craft your unique sound ($50 value) 

One of the biggest struggles composers face is finding a unique identity in their music.
In this bonus video we’ll discuss:
·      The mentality behind imitation, and why most composers fear it
·      Why you don't need to worry about copying others
·      How I developed my unique style over time, and my current influences

Bonus 4 - 'Music Theory Fundamentals' course ($100 value)

I'll also share with you my start-to-finish music theory course for composers and songwriters, so if you're starting out and you want to fill in the gaps, this is perfect for you!

"Composing with Colour is a masterclass filled with resources that have inspired me and strengthened my compositional skills.

Learning how music works, how to add fresh sounds to my compositions, and how to think beyond my usual harmonies has helped me to grow my confidence as a musician and increase the depth of my music.

I highly recommend this course!"

 Jen Simon

Some common questions:


How long will I have access to the course for?

It's yours for life! Even as I continue to update the material and refine the material even further, you will receive every single update, absolutely free.


Can I access the course on any device?

Seeing as this course is based online, you can absolutely access this course on any device, as long as you have a stable internet connection. 


What's the difference between this and Cinematic Music Creation?

Great question! While CMC touches on general composition techniques, Composing with Colour dives head on into not only how to build a piece of music from scratch with melody crafting, chord progressions and form, but expands into unique colours and special techniques you can use to spice up your music. This goes way beyond a traditional composing course - this will actually make you want to write music while taking it! 


How do I take advantage of the 40% loyalty discount for CMC?

Right after you purchase and log in to the course, you'll see the area where you can access CMC, with the 40% discount coupon that you can apply immediately.


Do I need to be able to read music to take this course?

Nope! While we will do a touch of score study (for those who prefer this approach), the majority of this course takes place through slides, listening, and note taking, so we'll train our inner ear at the same time as developing our composition toolkit.


Is it too late to learn how to compose? Am I too late?

Absolutely not! I'm a strong believer that age has nothing to do with one's ability to learn or apply musical skills. I always compare it to tennis - it's a wonderful sport for any age. 

So here's what you'll receive when you join Composing with Colour:

  • All 7 core modules of the Composing with Colour program with nearly 20 hours of step-by-step training ($1000+ value)
  • Illustrated guides and PDF worksheets to study from and reinforce what you learn
  • BONUS: What creates emotion in music? ($50 value) 
  • BONUS: Writing music for film vs. video games vs. standalone ($50 value) 
  • BONUS: How to craft your unique sound ($50 value)
  • BONUS: Music Theory Fundamentals online course ($100 value) 

Everything's total value: $1,250+

What you pay today: $397

Get access to Composing with Colour today for only one payment of $397!

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Prefer not to have the bonuses?

Now, if for some reason you prefer not to have the bonuses, that's totally fine! You'll still receive the core program, but simply without the bonuses.

  • All 7 core modules of the Composing with Colour program with nearly 20 hours of step-by-step training 
  • Illustrated guides & PDF worksheets to study from and reinforce what you learn
  • BONUS: What creates emotion in music? ($50 value) 
  • BONUS: Writing music for film vs. video games vs. standalone ($50 value) 
  • BONUS: How to craft your unique sound ($50 value)
  • BONUS: Music Theory Fundamentals online course ($100 value)

You can get the standard version of Composing with Colour today for just one payment of $297.

The choice is yours...

Pick whichever version of the course is right for you!



  • All 7 core modules of the Composing with Colour program with nearly 20 hours of step-by-step training 
  • Illustrated guides and PDF worksheets to study from and reinforce what you learn
  • BONUS: What creates emotion in music? ($50 value) 
  • BONUS: Writing music for film vs. video games vs. standalone ($50 value) 
  • BONUS: How to craft your unique sound ($50 value)
  • BONUS: Music Theory Fundamentals online course ($100 value)




  • All 7 core modules of the Composing with Colour program with nearly 20 hours of step-by-step training ($1000+ value)
  • Illustrated guides and PDF worksheets to study from and reinforce what you learn
  • BONUS: What creates emotion in music? ($50 value) 
  • BONUS: Writing music for film vs. video games vs. standalone ($50 value) 
  • BONUS: How to craft your unique sound ($50 value)
  • BONUS: Music Theory Fundamentals online course ($100 value)
"After taking several other courses available on internet, I had been struggling with topics like motivic development, B sections and transitions. The problem is that all those courses leave you with some basic knowledge regarding theme composition and (perhaps) simple structure presentation; however they do not tell you how to proceed further toward a complete composition.
I decided to take Chris' course as I found all those missing parts in the course curriculum. After going through it, I must confess that this stuff is really helpful and I was finally equipped with the devices to solve all my earlier compositional problems.
Chris's approach is practical - he mentions several possibilities at first and then he illustrates them using working examples. The section I also appreciate (and enjoy) most is a breakdown of various music genres along with 'Composer Blueprints'. The latter one is a fantastic analysis of the style of many famous composers (including my fav one: Alan Silvestri :))
Chris's course is definitely something different, and more practical than common approaches to achieving colours through orchestration. He goes far beyond that, focusing on more aspects than orchestration alone. The course is also full of excellent complementary stuff, like a practical approach to modes.
I definitely recommend it to everyone from beginner to experienced composers - I am convinced that everyone will find plenty of valuable information as I did!"

- Krzysztof Z. 

There are 2 types of composers.


Some composers dread having to compose music at all, because thinking about all the possibilities causes them to freeze and panic, resulting in frustration and a loss of motivation.

Other composers can write with confidence and creativity, as they understand the tools and musical devices, and what they can do to enhance their music, bringing it to life and telling a story that resonates with their audience. 

Which is more appealing to you?

Trust me, I've seen my fair share of composers who struggle with composing, and it's heartbreaking. It's so frustrating to hear something in your head and potentially get it out into your DAW, but you don't know where to go next to really make your piece stand out! 

Again, composition is something that musicians spend a lifetime working at, and while I wouldn't say that you can become an overnight composition Jedi, if you commit to consistent practice and know the exact steps you need to take to improve, you can get there much faster than you realize.

If you truly dedicate your time and equip yourself with the resources to improve your composing skills for good, you'll thank yourself knowing that you committed to a critical area of music-making that others neglect, and your tracks will speak for themselves. 

Imagine a year from today...


I’d like to ask you: how would it feel to be able to write music confidently and efficiently, filled with colour and knowing that you're achieving the musical message you're aiming for? 

What would it mean for you to know that your music is moving people, not only because of your arrangements, but because the themes and chords you've written are bringing those musical ideas to life?

It certainly doesn't have to be complicated - if you know me, I like to keep things simple, while achieving results using a simple, repeatable workflow.

If you're ready to commit to improving at your compositions once and for all, there's no better time than now to join us. I'll be here every step of the way! 

See you on the inside!

Take care,


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