This is sort of a strange question but I am having a hard time answering it and would love insite from others. I was wondering, after a composer learns the technical part of music composition, there must be a mastery of technique for them to be successful as a composer.
It is hard for me to describe what the qualities are for good technique though you know it when you see it. I've seen composers who might have lacked in creativity or ideas, but excelled in technique and they produce very solid music. On the other hand, I'm sure we've all heard some pieces have strong ideas without technique and the music just seams to go no where or is under utilized.
Someone who has good technique has mastered the craftsmanship of composition. Very strong orchestration, strong form, solid understanding of theory...but what else is there that separates someone who has a good idea from someone who knows how to take the idea to the fullest extent?
I am having a hard time understanding what are the qualities that makes good technique? There are many composers in this message board who have mastered technique. Do you have any insight on how this is learned or what the qualities are?