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  1. 3 points
    Put it in your "Ideas" folder and keep it for later. Actually I don't have any "ideas" folder because most of the time I just title ideas as... "idea". But my compositions folders are organized according to the period of creation (by period I mean... new level in musical development, last time I opened a new folder was after the first time an orchestra performed my piece) so they look that way: but you might consider creating an "ideas" folder. When I can't come up with a new thing I just look for a project named "idea" and start from there.
  2. 2 points
    Something good always happens on a Thursday. It's been a hard work week, and I'm a little dried up. Nevertheless, I managed to compose something in the hot evenings. I'm excited about how this piece is coming along, and therefore I want to step carefully. I've decided to let you guys share your thoughts on how this might go on, or critique what's already there. It would be heartily appreciated 😀 I think it sounds like a parade due to the rhythm and the sectionality; unfortunately that's not a word in English. Note 1: The "end" is weird; I'm aware. It's a work in progress, and the very last part is just meant to suggest the bed of some kind of bridge (contrasting part) perhaps to come. Note 2: This was made with Sample Modeling strings and flutes, Orange Tree Samples nylon guitar, and some built-in Kontakt basses and percussion.
  3. 2 points
    Thank you for sharing your three preludes, which have really nice ideas and have a generally good flow. Some comments: Prelude in e minor: The time signature change in measure 2 feels a bit forced as it does not add really to the musical structure. I would just shorten the measure. Measure 2 then rhymes very well with measure 4. Same goes for the repetition of this part at the end. The block chords feel really thick. Probably you could thin the texture a bit. Prelude in D Major: The open end on the first inversion chord is charming, however, it could be staged more effectively, e.g. by slowly petering out. Or you follow @Youngc and add a proper cadence. Prelude in c# minor: You use the inherent chromaticism quite nicely. Just an idea: You could change the last f# into a double sharp for a provisional leading tone to the dominant, but this is just an idea.
  4. 1 point
    Just a really cool project. Love her.
  5. 1 point
    Hey, everyone ! It's been a few years since I've last posted on this forum.. I haven't been as productive with composing as I should've been these past few years.. needless to say, I'm still pretty new. 😛 Here's a piece I finished back in 2014 and posted here a long time ago.. So, since I'm getting back into composing (and that this is arguably my best work out of the very few I have) I wanted some fresh feedback on it.. I wanna improve as a composer.. so please, don't hold back with the critiques. 🙂 Cheers! Nic https://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/8196350de48ded3feb3b24a05e70cc59e7124e39
  6. 1 point
    This little piano piece is my dedication to the folk of Palestine...hope you find something beautiful in it.
  7. 1 point
    I actually liked the opening and expected a tense energetic piece which then didn't materialise. So I think the problem is the disconnect between the opening and the rest, especially in a piece as short as this one. (Thinking about it, this is what @Monarcheon alluded to: "especially since it never comes back again.") Also, the later parts feel a bit generic and lack tension. This all could still make sense if it illustrates a certain story or film sequence. That said, you have a lot of good ideas and are also quite good at blending instrumental sounds together. There is a lot of potential there.
  8. 1 point
    First, please don't post music for review on my profile. If I can get to it, I'll get to it. Second, the music suffers from a. an incomplete blend of harmonic styles and b. the stratification of stylistic devices. People are saying they don't like the beginning because of the overlap between the D major and minor modes you use, and I can't say I disagree with them. It's just not a very effective way to set up the piece, especially since it never comes back again. The last thing you want is to make the opening unidiomatic. There are better ways to blend the two scales through the use of a compound mode, but not both of them overlapping. It just sounds jarring here. Secondly, the styles are very varied and I'm not sure if it's for the better. The second section with the percussion was pretty okay, but the piano sections don't blend with anything else in the track before the reprisal of the second section. Also it harmonically becomes very cliched without much thought to varying it at all. That much I can tell. What "sounds good" isn't always the best answer. All in all, the track is extremely unfocused, regardless of how it was compositionally put together. You have a lot of good material to work with, it just doesn't blend.
  9. 1 point
    If I were in the audience listening to something of this title, I would think that going into a major sound a few bars in would be an interesting choice.
  10. 1 point
    I mean........ it sounds like a "sterotypical" Asian martial arts-type movie soundtrack. I like it a lot!!!!!!! Do you make movies(anime, short film, documentary, etc) , I would LOVE to dip my toe in the process of making a soundtrack! Message me if you are interested.
  11. 1 point
    To me, this sounds like an track I would here from an adventure movie. Definitely from a certain Japanese composer...
  12. 1 point
    Beautiful sound this harpsichord. The motivic development and the counterpoint are real y good.
  13. 1 point
    I enjoyed listening to the piece. Personally, I didn't see the point of the half-notes since they are sounding like a rest. I don't know if a real harpsichord can sustain a note that long. I suppose it can. But if not, then I don't agree with the use of those half-notes. Overall, the piece is idiomatic of the harpsichord and the Baroque style. Maybe you could have made the ending a little longer and more impactful. Edit: I realize that the half-notes I am talking about are the arpeggios. So perhaps it's a software problem.
  14. 1 point
    As Luis Hernández said: For you first string quartet, it sounds great! The only thing I would suggest is less block chords and maybe to expand on the theme.
  15. 1 point
    It sounds really great. It has that space/alien vibe in it. From the very beginning, it sounded very beautiful.
  16. 1 point
    I am glad you liked it. This is my composition I worked most on so I am very happy that there is someone that thinks it sounds good. Also, thanks for your feedback. Writing the endings is sometimes problematic for me because I am not sure how to finish a piece, so I experimented a bit with this string quartet.
  17. 1 point
    I think you captured the feel 100% here. I think you did a good job achieving that while still having a composition that sounds original, rather than a rendition or 'knock-off'. Good Job.
  18. 1 point
    Oh right I know what you mean. Thanks for the advice I'll try and address those areas for improvement.
  19. 1 point
    maybe this will help you: https://musescore.org/en/handbook/grace-notes I am not exactly sure what you are asking, but the grace note palette can be found directly underneath where it says "palettes" if you are looking for more ways to write that. Maybe instead of writing 16th note grace notes on a set of 16th notes, you could consider writing sextuplets instead.
  20. 1 point
    Seriously, that could be used in a short film horror film!
  21. 1 point
    You can do whatever you want. If you consider de Db as C#_ Tonal: Cmaj: C - A ...... (Dm).. Modal: E dorian: Em - A Or if you prefer, consider it as non functional. You can write a fugue, a canon, or what you want. As it is, it is only an ambiguous phrase.
  22. 1 point
    1) commissions, orchestrations, competitions, busking on the street, teach composition, etc. 2) possible but rare, look at the great composers, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, etc. 3)Networking. Thats it. 4)You do not NEED a music degree or portfolio, but It is highly suggested that you have both. 5)Have fun. Be Yourself. Make some music for yourself. Not all music you make you will like but may sell quickly. Website: The Portfolio Composer
  23. 1 point
    This is wonderful music. I have nothing to say except I like it a lot. Fully well notated. Nice blend of instruments, and use of them. Very good blog, too.
  24. 1 point
    My third Opus 2 quartet, it's particularly influenced by Haydn in the first and third movements. I wrote this back in September of 2017. I always appreciated feedback, so don't hesitate! Sorry about the trills in the third movement, Musescore's trills are not so good.
  25. 1 point
    Very nice. I think it evokes the feeling of walking down a trail in some misty woods where you can hardly see what's in front of you. I actually really like the drums, as they add a kind of primal element to the music that was interesting and a little surprising. But I do agree that they would benefit from being mixed a little more subtly.