The course is comprised of individual lessons.
The course is taught in exactly the same way it was taught by it’s creator Lyle (Spud) Murphy.
It is everything you need to know to write outstanding music, and will change your musical life forever.
Spud says it is a course of musical technique without teaching “style”, so it can be applied to any style. You don’t memorize it, you become familiar with it and refer to it when needed. If you can learn how to handle 6 intervals, you can write anything in any style, always sounding new and fresh because it is based on the correct use of the overtone series.
This course will help any serious student become a better musician and composer. Using the tools and methods Spud has made available, students develop their own ability to compose and musical understanding reaches a level that has brought them much joy and changed their lives.
The EIS Course is a musical study that is undertaken on a weekly basis. Only a methodical approach will unlock the musical treasures Spud now shares with us.
Call EIS graduates to get their viewpoint. Each graduate has a different story and a different result, but all are highly enthusiastic about what was gained through study with the EIS course.
In only six months you will be amazed at the scope and change of your own compositional abilities. (For example, while studying this course, Craig Sharmat was scoring episodes for a Television series AND He used the very first lesson’s homework for a music cue!) Your creative juices will flow, your music will always sound innovative and natural, and it won’t be just based on blind intuition. Instead, you will have grasped a technique you can rely on and develop over the rest of your life. Everyone who studies this course has the same tools, and experiences the same results, but we all write in our own unique style and manner.
See Spud’s Bio on this web site for his story.
One will find through proper instruction, that each lesson can be worth the equivalent of a year of study.
Spud developed this course over his entire lifetime, teaching and modifying it over 75 years. The graduate teachers preserve the integrity of that instruction and continue to provide it to students of the course. We ask that new students honor the integrity of the course by refraining from duplication of materials and file sharing with others. Thank you for honoring the copyright and the legacy.