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  1. Variation Number 5 is tricky to conduct, as well as number 8. And I understand why ya'll aren't you huge fans. I wasn't either at first. The Finale - last variation- is my favorite part.
  2. Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn is an absolutely outstanding set of variations which I love to study. You can pick up a lot of tips on orchestration from it. Also it is very good for beginning conductors (i.e. me) to work with. Has anyone else heard or studied it?
  3. Hi all, I had this idea for piano but wound up trying to orchestrate it over the past few days. I'm open to any suggestions and comments. Also, a question: saving MIDI out of Finale has been sounding terrible lately. The instruments all sound terrible and cheap. AND as you'll year, some of them have the piano sound swapped out for their normal sound. I am at a loss for what to do. I can save it as a WAV file which works well but I can't share WAV's on this site. I did not have this problem with it before so I was wondering if anyone knew if it's some sort of glitch that can happen in the software. Whatever is causing this, it's extremely annoying and it definitely detracts from the experience of listening to it. Thanks!
  4. 1. Flower Garden | for Flute and Small Ensemble

    @Kimoworld THANK YOU! Works great!
  5. 1. Flower Garden | for Flute and Small Ensemble

    @Monarcheon 1. Okay, I'll work with smoothing it out and keeping the strings on the proper bowings. 2. Yes, I know, I should have mentioned that the reason I was doing it like that was just for the sound on the MIDI play back. My version of Finale does not have a ukulele sound so I was using a harp sound and just labeled it Ukulele. I will put in the chord names though so that if a ukulele player other than me plays it, they'll know what to play. 3. Ah, okay. I don't have much experience with writing for percussion (or anything for that matter, but especially percussion). I'll make notes of what I want. 4. Okay, I'll work on the voicing. Thanks so much for the comments! I really appreciate them! I'll try to get it into a format that can be heard. And I'll make the above mentioned revisions and post it when I'm done.
  6. 1. Flower Garden | for Flute and Small Ensemble

    @ilv Thanks so much!
  7. This is a little sketch that is not in any form or style. If anyone has suggestions and comments, please give them. Thanks! Revision notes: Thanks everyone for the comments. Here's the next edition of it. Again, I'll take any feed back -Thanks
  8. Here's an arrangement of Crown Him With Many Crowns. I'm pretty new to orchestration, this is the first project with this many instruments that I've actually finished. So I'm very happy to hear any tips, suggestions, corrections. I'm definitely not finished with this so please feel free to comment anything you feel would make it better. Thanks! P.S. Sorry again for MIDI instead of MP3 Crown Him With Many Crowns -Rough Draft MIDI.mid
  9. How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place

    Hey folks, This is my first attempt at composing for choir. It's obviously not a full-scale piece. It's meant for use as a short prelude. I would love some tips on how to spice up the piano part without disrupting the peaceful nature of the piece. Thanks! P.S. I know you all prefer MP3 to MIDI so sorry about that :/ How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place MIDI.mid
  10. This is a simple little piece in really no particular style or form. Happy to have any comments. Nocturne No 3 midi.mid
  11. T.v. Themes/film Scores/game Music

    An American Symphony (Mr.Hollands Opus) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYo67-n7E-Q
  12. Interesting question. If this was a forum about painting or drawing with charcoal pencils, nobody would ask why we draw pictures. They wouldn't say, "There are already so many good paintings out there, why do we need any more?" I think people need to realize just how much of an art composing really is.
  13. Writing For Woodwinds

    Thanks, that helps!
  14. Writing For Woodwinds

    When I'm composing for full orchestra, I often find that I have trouble writing parts for the Woodwind section. These are some of my favorite instruments as far as their sound goes, but I just can't seem to write very "elaborate" or "high quality" sounding parts for them. Any tips or tricks would be appreciated. Thanks!