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  2. Thanks for your comment! Gives me stuff to think about. Agreed it is a bit static, I often end up composing static music. Compared to other work of mine this has more development.
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  4. Listen if you'd like to (it's pretty long). Comment if you'd like to.
  5. Here is a piece that I composed in November of 2021. I'm not incredibly familiar with composing for mallet instruments, but I'm happy with how this turned out. I included it on my college portfolio. It was performed by Jay O'Brien. The program notes and description of the piece are in the score 🙂 Let me know what you think of it! Symbiosis - Edward Y. Lu.mp3
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  7. Hi, I would be interested in something like this. I am currently a college student in a CS program and wouldn’t mind a part-time job on the side. I have not actually worked with JavaScript, but I have worked with C#, C++ and C and I also have some TypeScript and XML familiarity. I view myself as a quick learner so I don’t think I would have huge problems understanding JavaScript considering my baggage. All in all, this seems to be an interesting project for someone who has interest in both music composition and programming. I find that the two have quite a bit in common. Therefore, I would love to discuss this project in more detail!
  8. Thanks. I don’t really remember using any power chords let alone too many, since I don’t like vagueness in my harmony. Could you give me a time stamp or something for when there is a perfect fifth?
  9. Hello, I am posting a short Scherzo, which I recently completed. It was great fun to experiment with some chromatics and dissonances, I am very curious to know what you think of it. . Scherzo in A-minor.mp3
  10. It's a solid piece. I like the adventurous attitude of it all. There is a very symmetrical sort of harmony going on. Not saying it's bad, if harmony is your concern, you may want to have a look at that.
  11. >>> https://soundcloud.com/user-54415704/last-forever >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OFLaJ2eOQI Chorus: Let's get down together, baby you should know it better Wanna be with you, and show you how that love lasts forever Oh, here take my sweater, could you hear my little whisper I'd turn around and show your how that love lasts forever Verse1: Mmm~ you'd know what I'm going to do With you, everything is kinda feeling real Deep down inside, if I can't deny, then you'll be the one who do me right Pre-chorus: And the thing is, when I ran into you I believed it could've been more surprising It's so nice, and it's good, cuz I Knew you still feel so right, feel so high Just stay in my eyes Chorus: Let's get down together, baby you should know it better Wanna be with you, and show you how that love lasts forever Oh, here take my sweater, could you hear my little whisper I'd turn around and show your how that love lasts forever Verse1: Hey, don't you think we should get closer It's real, everything's related to us Don't try to fight, cuz I'll make you mine, then you'll be the one who do me right Pre-chorus: And the thing is, when I ran into you I believed it could've been more surprising It's so nice, and it's good, cuz I Knew you still feel so right, feel so high Just stay in my eyes Chorus: Let's get down together, baby you should know it better Wanna be with you, and show you how that love lasts forever Oh, here take my sweater, could you hear my little whisper I'd turn around and show your how that love lasts forever
  12. Well first off, I think that even if you don't play an instrument you should, when composing any sort of music, try to make your music come alive and be idiomatic to the instrument. That would also help the piece feel more graceful and artful rather than robotic and stiff. Having said that I think this piece could benefit greatly from cross-faded dynamics, where the entrances of the different contrapuntal lines could be brought out and then softened when a new iteration of the line comes in. Although it'd be understandable if later on when the voices get into a more involved back and forth they basically become equally important. Also, what's with the pause at 1:41? Seems like the piece is really missing an adequate transition back to the primary material. As regarding playability - it seems to be mostly made up of 2 voices akin to a 2-voice invention, so good job there. It would be interesting to see the score if you ever do find your midi file again. Thanks for sharing!
  13. Short critique - if I give you too much of something or the same thing over and over again, then you'll appreciate it less and less over time. You'll become desensitized to it. To get straight to the point, your use of "power" chords is a bit overwhelming - using the low range of the bass instruments with a P5. I'm primarily talking about the first movement. I respect the original ideas, however, I wasn't pulled in by anything you presented. Of course, it's a matter of opinion and we are each entitled to our own. It's astonishing that you put this much work into your work - I respect that. 47 minutes is a crazy long period of time to sit down and listen to something. I imagine this took a while to write. Kudos on finishing a long project!
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  15. plus, I've seen many people on this site post finished works, albeit not 47 minutes.
  16. feedback is still relevant to me learning as a composer
  17. Thank you for your response! I made a literal translation for each word and after the English translation which you probably know. Onze/Our Vader/Father die/that in/in de/the hemelen/heaven zijt/is, uw/your naam/name worde/become geheiligd/holy; uw/your Koninkrijk/Kingdom kome/come; uw/your wil/will geschiede/be done, gelijk/as in/in de/the hemel/heaven alsook/as too op/on aarde/earth. Geef/Give ons/us heden/today ons/our dagelijks/daily brood/bread; en/and vergeef/forgive ons/us onze/our schulden/trespasses, gelijk/like ook/too wij/we vergeven/forgive onze/our schuldenaren/debtors; en/and leid/lead ons/us niet/not in/in verzoeking/temptation, maar/but verlos/deliver ons/us van/from den/the boze/devil. Want/Because van/from U/you is/is het/the Koninkrijk/Kingdom, de/the kracht/power en/and de/the heerlijkheid/glory tot/until in/in der/the eeuwigheid/eternity. Amen. Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.
  18. Hi all This is nothing much, just a nice small allegretto. i have temporarily lost the midi file. Maybe i then make this a real piece with notation program. I don't play piano, this more a kind of piece for machine. allegretto for piano simple.mp3
  19. Hi everyone, I have to start thinking about building a small team for Music Jotter in case this project gets funded. So far I've built a waiting list of around 5000 people who are interested in this product in some way. If Music Jotter does get funded, I need to add a computer programmer on payroll by May or June of 2022. I'd rather start searching for help in this forum before I go beyond this community (such as LinkedIn). I'm going to also link this post from my Facebook Group. The reason why I am looking now, is because I have to move fast just in case this project moves forward at full force this year. If the project doesn't get funded, I will be very clear about this, and make an announcement. But so far it is looking like there is enough interest, and counting. If you want to connect with me on Discord and message me privately, my name is chopin on our Music Jotter Discord Server. Be sure to sign up so you can communicate with me there. This position would be perfect for the following people: People tired of the typical corporate workplace environment and looking for something new People who love music, and would love to take part of helping me build a business from the ground up College student (for part time work) Maybe you want to retire, but wish to make a little extra money You believe in this mission and love this product The programming language I am using is Javascript interfaced with Node. I also am using frontend Javascript with jQuery and ajax. I'd need help with the following: Adding new features (musicXML, music scrubbing, synth playback) Bug and performance testing Building functional or unit tests where applicable MySQL, Electron Framework and Javascript / typescript technologies Help with converting to standalone desktop copy It is ok if you don't know Electron or Node. I care more about your confidence in understanding and learning these technologies. I also care more about your "core" understanding of computer programming concepts, and your ability to help improve processes and code. Music Jotter will be released, incrementally. This way, the community on Kickstarter (this is how I plan to fund MJ), will continuously receive updates. So if you are excited about the prospect of a new software and you feel you qualify for the above, please post in this thread or message me on Discord. Help me make Music Jotter become a reality.
  20. Nice colours and voicing. Liked it! Thanks for sharing
  21. 47 minutes is a big ask considering feedback will be irrelevant. Not sure why you posted it.
  22. I thought I'd post my first symphony on here to see what people thought. The piece is finished, so any feedback you give, know that it won't be changed. Thanks for listening!
  23. This sounds similar to a piece from the 'Secret of Mana' soundtrack. I like it.
  24. Thanks for the great feedback! I know there are great software options that allow for some really compelling orchestrations, but I always found myself spending more time troubleshooting computer issues and less time composing. 🙂 Thanks again for listening!
  25. This seriously deserves more views here. Very nice work. I like that you're kicking it oldschool with the Romplers/Workstation and the Tascam. Because although the samples don't sound "real" they still sound pretty good and you can just play it without worrying about all sorts of parameters that VSTs have, which you must screw with + layering to get them to play the kinds of lines you have here. In short: It actually sounds like music instead of slow legato patches and ostinato like many default to these days. Goes to show that if you know how to compose and know your gear, you don't need the expensive samples to realize something great.
  26. Fundamentals of Musical Composition by Arnold Schoenberg is a good one for learning about musical forms from the small building blocks to the large sonata form. And I think he wrote a book on harmony as well, but I don’t know what it’s called, nor do I have it. I happen to be in the middle of writing my own book on music theory and I’m deep into the harmony section right now.
  27. I'm studying Gradus ad Parnassum, and love its didactic over theoretical manner. do you have any recommendations for books that teach writing for many more instruments, or just harmony in the general? or any books on music
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