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  1. Its been exactly 1 year since I started to get into composing... since I am a self taught composer who comes from a sting background, I lack the knowledge of good orchestration when it comes to Brass and Woodwind sections. lol The following is a piece I've been working on for almost 2 months and I've realized ,when looking at the sore, that the Woodwind section seems a bit naked and stripped away from its potential. If you can, please leave suggestions on what I can implement or scratch from the piece in order to make it more solidified!!
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  2. I was just listening to some of the dances I've composed when I realized that I don't yet have a Sarabande written so I decided to write one! I wrote this in basically like two days on paper. A Sarabande is a slow dance originating in Spain. It's usually in binary or variations form, without any pick-ups, in 3/4 or 3/2 meter and stresses the 2nd beat. I hope you enjoy this one as I had fun writing it! I've been told it modulates somewhat unexpectedly sometimes - but I didn't intend to keep it strictly Baroque by any means. I just wanted to preserve the dance rhythms and write something t
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  3. Here I bring you a new piece I composed long ago. I plan to keep uploading the old ones I did, for now listen this one that I composed for a special person to say good morning!:
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  4. Hi everyone, Here is something I composed a few weeks ago, audio (computer-generated) and pdf included. I'm new to this forum and this is my first post ; I chose for it something I'm quite happy with, but not the best of my compositions. The reason for that is that I plan to record those myself and, since I tend to write extremely uncomfortable pieces for the hands, that will take quite a bit of time. I hope you'll excuse the bad sound and lack of interpretation. Anyway, it sounds remarkably good for a musescore audio file. I didn't know at first what to call it, but when my pi
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  5. And thank you for answering! I'll look into possible expansions with the relative minor and such, but all in all I'm quite happy with it being short and I'm not very good at coming back to compositions to revise them. I can see the important similarities with stravinsky's op 4, although my harmony is much less adventurous than his (hence my confusion as to what style it fits into). I've listened to your Ab etude and I find it quite impressive since I have a hard time composing with extended tonality.
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  6. Hey all, My friend introduced me to this forum and so he suggested me to give this a shot so here goes nothing! I attached below a piece of mine called "The White Space" as well as some explanations for some of the things and notations in it. I know there are some areas that need improvement, but my teacher doesn't really provide the most clearest of feedback, so was wondering if y'all could me out? (Also, the time limit for this is around 5 mins and so yeah use that information if it helps? bleh) Anyways, cheers, and happy composing!
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  8. Congratulations! Very nice and pleasant piece. I'm not a pro, hence I can't give you a technical opinion, but for my taste it is a very enjoyable sarabande. Cheers.
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  9. Thank you for your kind comments! You're right that Sarabande's being usually so slow, include much more written out ornamentation using 32nd and sometimes even 64th notes but that usually happens in the instrumental versions of the dances that don't try to preserve the dance rhythms and instead use the dance forms to create new pieces for a given instrument that don't sound very dance-like (at least in my experience). What I didn't mention is that I spent the last 2 weeks searching aimlessly and with a dearth of inspiration for the next thing that I might compose. I am glad t
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  10. Really enjoyable! The piece is indeed a good one to dance to! The unexpected modulations did not bother me at all and I think the whole piece flowed really nicely. In my case, instead of variety on the dynamics, I missed some variety in the rhythm during the second part (like some few bars in which tension was created by an instrument playing consistently in 32nd notes). Really nice and impressive that you composed it so fast!
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  11. Thanks! No - unfortunately I just didn't write any dynamics into this piece besides the obligatory balance of the various voices. I'm somewhat happy with how the piece turned out even without dynamics. I think I am used to not necessarily having dynamics in these dances because the dynamic range of various instruments that would usually perform them was either non-existent or miniscule (such as the lute and harpsichord for example). Although I guess I could have given some of the phrases more meaning by including crescendos or decrescendos. I know my Gavotte in C does have dynamics
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  12. Very elegant! It's a lot like when romantic composers dabble in baroque forms, producing very interesting results. I like it. I just wish it had some more diverse dynamics than just mf-f, but perhaps you were planning on adding more later? Anyway, nice piece! I enjoyed it very much!
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  13. It does sound like an etude! I think a particular etude that seems to sound sort of similar (besides the meter) is Stravinsky's opus 7 Etude no. 4 in F# major which is one of my favorite etudes of all time. I think you could easily extend this piece by repeating your material in the relative minor key just as an immediate idea that comes to mind. It is pretty difficult to write an etude of any more considerable duration and I can identify with that plight as I have an etude myself in Ab major that is just over a minute long. It's hard to write a contrasting section that also challenges the
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  14. This is incredible
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  15. Hi, Jorge. Really impressive! I like your minuet to begin with and orchestrating it was a nice touch! I really like the interplay between the strings and the woodwind. Overall it has the character of a movie score, I can imagine a scene from the beginning of a kids movie.
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