Music has always been an interesting beast to me. It seems like writing it would be an easy thing to do, right? I mean, I can hum a tune. How much harder can it be than that. Turns out, its a lot harder. I've dabbled a little by plugging my keyboard into a few programs, but it turns out that I'm terribly unwieldy and everything sounds like crap. There are a few things that I'd like to work on in the future that I would like to at least have a little tune in the background of, but the process still scares me.
All of this rambling takes me to the above video. Through my loose affiliation with The Cleveland Game Developers group, I've happened upon a beginning tutorial on music composition that I rather enjoyed by Brian Crick. While the math is a little over my head, he breaks music composition down in a way that pulls much of the intimidation out of it. Its definitely worth watching.