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  1. We have definitely been moving into a distinctly new era of concert music for the last 30 years or so.
  2. What you are hearing is the submediant function, which is half subdominant half tonic.
  3. A single tone is a single tone. There is only harmony when two tones or more are considered. An A following a C chord could be interpreted as a suspension and thus an extension of the tonic, Csus6 C E G A, or it could be interpreted as changing the chord from a tonic C to a submediant Am7 A C E G. Depends on context and the implied function, if any.
  4. The submediant (VI: A,C,E) functions similarly to the tonic, as does the closely related mediant function (III: E,G,B) because of the two shared tones. The submediant is however more closely related to the subdominant than the subdominant is to the tonic, which means the submediant also functions similarly to the subdominant again because of the two shared tones (A,C). The progression I-VI-IV-V is incredibly popular because each successive harmony except for the dominant shares two out of three tones.
  5. This is a perennial question that can easily be answered with google. Many influential composers wrote seminal texts. Rimsky-Korsakov, Schoenberg, Tchaikovsky, Hindemith, Walter Piston, Allen Forte. The manner in which it deals with the divide between common practice and modernity mostly depends on the style and time period of the author. Obviously I imagine Piston and Forte deal with modern systems much more than Tchaikovsky or Rimsky-Korsakov, or Schoenberg.
  6. And it could be just that your music isn't very good and the performers aren't interested. That's generally the main obstable to getting a recording for free. Or pay for it. Couple hundred bucks should net you a fairly good recording for a small ensemble.
  7. If you are unable to handle being turned down by performers and audiences then music will be a difficult journey for you. Meet musicians, be their friend. Write music specifically for them. Pateceramics post is fair.
  8. Yeah everybody likes the idea of being performed, but it doesn't matter how many composers stand up in support of it, you just need to find the performers. Ask people if they play an instrument; ask them to record the music you've written for that instrument. That's the only way this happens, a website isn't going to do it for you.
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  10. I mean, once you've seen a Cbb-minor key signature you kinda just stop questioning these sorts of things.
  11. Sounds like a preliminary step to making a further modulation that would be awkward from C, like G# or D# or something. I don't know. It's late. Yeah, pretty unlikely though. I do recall there were several late romantic composers that refused to respell enharmonically and used triple and quadruple flats extensively in pieces that moved around harmonically a lot. So, I'm sure there are examples out there. Wouldn't worry about it to much, if you need to use the technique I'm sure it will make sense to you within the context when it comes up.
  12. Find performers, find a venue, pay for everything, promote the event. Really simple, really. Trick is having the money, or being able to attract enough people to buy tickets.
  13. If there's no fee and you have something that qualifies do it. Don't pay to enter a contest. Like, ever.
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