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celloman99 last won the day on December 24 2018

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About celloman99

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    I began inventing my own music as soon as I started taking piano lessons at age eight. I tried many times during those first years to write down what I was coming up with, but I never could get the hang of it. Several years later, when I was fourteen, I began arranging music for my church's wind and string ensemble. I found that I was finally able to properly notate my musical ideas, and I've been composing and arranging ever since. I have been fortunate enough to be involved in several different ensembles which kindly play, and often times perform, my music, so I have quite a bit of experience with knowing how my compositions sound when played by live musicians. I am constantly trying to improve my technique and find creative ways to express ideas through music.
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  • Favorite Composers
    Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Stravinksy, Elgar
  • My Compositional Styles
    Classical, Modern
  • Notation Software/Sequencers
    Finale PrintMusic 2014
  • Instruments Played
    Piano, Cello, Guitar, Ukulele, Recorder

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  1. celloman99


    @pateceramics Thanks so much for all of these great suggestions! You are right that no matter how hard you work on the score, you learn a ton at the live rehearsals! I will definitely take your suggestions under consideration. I really appreciate you listening and giving such a detailed response. Thanks!!
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    @Rabbival507 You are right that it’s a long piece to listen to and review. May I suggest that you simply select a few sections from it to review instead?
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    Hey folks, This is my latest composition, Ruth. It will be performed by my church's orchestra sometime in the Spring or Summer. I am looking for feedback on this so hit me with anything you've got! I know each section is pretty short, but it's what I had to do in order to fit the type of concert it will be performed at. Thanks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c3YJdnU_Lg
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    Original String Quartet NEW Live Performance

    Awesome! This was a lot of fun to listen to! Congrats on getting it performed by such great musicians. It sounds great.
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    Soliloquy for Clarinet No. 5

    Really great piece! I think a whole concert program with different instruments performing short pieces like this would be really cool.
  6. Hey there, This sounds really great! The orchestration is quite nice to listen to, and the overall effect of the piece is very nice. Your orchestration skills are far above mine, so I have no critiques. I think that the overall tone-color that you achieve is really pretty and easy to listen to. Good job!
  7. Hey guys, sorry for not posting recently. I've just moved to start going to school for organ performance, but I've been getting back into composing over the past weeks. Here's a project I've started and finished during that time.
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    Dusk and Sunsets

    @dbzfreak2 Really cool piece! I am so happy that my composition inspired you, thanks for the mention!
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    Awesome competition idea! I would like to enter.
  10. Pleasant piece! I will be honest, if you were going for a pure classical period, then I'm not sure if this falls into that category. It sounded a little too....free to be strict classical. But then again, it's music, so nothing wrong with that, just thought I'd point out what I saw/heard. Good job, and I hope that you can get some musicians to play this for you so you can hear what it with live instruments (always so much fun).
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    Very nice piece! It sounds just like its title: a processional - very stately and elegant. I play cello and no wind instruments so I can't be of much help as to assessing the playability. However, I can tell you that the orchestration sounded very nice and looked fine at a glance. Very effective piece of music, good job!
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    Music Composition online courses?

    I’d like to see some focus on the basic part writing “rules” such as voices never all moving in the same direction for too long, problems with parallel fifths etc. And anything else like that, cuz my knowledge of those things is fairly limited.
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    Composing Sketches

    Hey gang, So I would like to share an idea which I use quite frequently (as followers of my music on this forum would know). I find a great deal of satisfaction and musical growth in composing short, imaginative works which I call "sketches". These sketches can be of animals, people, places, things, emotions..anything really! For me, it takes stress away as I work because I know I don't have to worry about any rigid form or style. I am just composing a sketch. If my sketch turns into a decent idea, I can then expand it into a full length piece. The upside is, you can compose a set of several sketches and it becomes a functioning musical work very easily. So that's basically it. You probably have done something like this before, but I just wanted to get the idea going in case you haven't. Feel free to let me know what you think!
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    A Brisk Walk

    @stewboy Cool piece! Very unique and fun to listen to. Definitely I would do this compilation you mentioned. As to churning out a piece every couple weeks, that's totally fine and good, just remember not to sacrifice quality for quantity :) This doesn't seem as though it would pose a problem for you so just keep up the good work!
  15. Here is the first scenes of my crucifixion composition. Ya'll let me know what you think please. I've tried to label each section with what part of the story it corresponds with. (I know it's pretty short but I had a time limit, and there will be narrations and skits in between each part). Also I realized that there's a part in 'Jesus in Gethsemane' in which the Flute I part cuts out for two notes, so sorry about that. The Crucifixion Score PDF.pdf