So I am ring to compose my own song on piano and i know quite a bit of music theory but i just don' know how to apply it, how can i make just a bunch of keys into a beautiful string of notes. I know there isn't a simple answer to this question but how do you guys get started, what basic steps do you take?


I like to start off with the harmony. Just come up with a basic backing part. From there I just add layers as I desire. (melodies, counter melodies, etc.)