Below are the questions I wanted to ask regarding music composing with computer......
First: do I need a MIDI keyboard?
I wanted to know, whether I can do without one, or is it like “You have to have a MIDI keyboard for composing on a computer, otherwise you can’t do It.” kind of situation.
Second: how much practical knowledge of music is needed?
This should be quite easy. I want to know whether I should learn a physical instrument or not.
Not that I am against it or anything, but I did used to learn piano about ten years ago, but the teacher moved away, and since then I have never found a teacher who will be willing to teach me.
Third: what kinds of programs or softwares are available for this task?
Both free ones and payed ones.
Fourth: is there a way to combined composing with programming?
This might be strange, but I am currently learning programming, so I was thinking whether there was a way in which I can program the music.
Bear in mind guys, that I am asking these questions not because I want to make a career out of this. (For that, programming is already available,) but more as a tinkering kind of thing, because it interests me.
I will wait for your answers.