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About aMusicComposer

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    Intermediate Composer
  • Birthday 10/07/2004

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    Male
  • Favorite Composers
    Beethoven, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Rachmaninov
  • My Compositional Styles
    Classical
  • Notation Software/Sequencers
    MuseScore
  • Instruments Played
    Flute, Piano, Violin

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  1. aMusicComposer

    Should I Lift This Passage an Octave?

    The flute has quite a large tone difference between registers (not as much as, say, the clarinet though). If you took the whole thing up an octave, it would not necessarily be louder but it would become more excited. Also, the last high B is difficult to play up the octave, especially jumping from a D. It would sound nice both ways, but it really depends on the musical effect you want. Good luck with your piece.
  2. aMusicComposer

    Main opera criteria

    1.What you want, essentially, is for your opera (or symphony, concerto etc) to be performed. In my opinion, this means that you shouldn't be too picky about stage directions. Maybe have some important ones such as 'characters exit stage left, wild animal enters stage right' but if the orchestra does not have the required things, they can't perform it. This means your stage needs to be adaptable. Leave it to the bare minimum, and let the orchestra sort it out. (I often think of it as being like marking bowing, something that is done when you want a certain effect but is generally left to the concertmaster) 2. Bits of the opera I am planning to write have been in progress for several months, but I do not think I will complete my opera for many years. I have been drafting the story first, and I have made notes on certain motifs etc. The Overture is being planned out just now. 3. Difficult choice. Personally, I cannot choose the best, as I do not have enough musical experience. However, my favourites are Mozart's operas and also Puccini's Turandot.
  3. aMusicComposer

    Manuscript Paper Books

    I used an 18 Stave when I wrote my first symphony. What's your orchestration?
  4. aMusicComposer

    Looking for Flute player

    Hello, I am a flute player and I would love to do this for you. Unfortunately, I cannot view your PDF for some reason. Can you re-upload it and see if that works?
  5. aMusicComposer

    [STRING QUARTET] Variations on a Dutch folk song

    @Maarten Bauer I would love to do this, but I am working towards a competition just now. Would this be able to wait until the end of next month, then I an work on this?
  6. aMusicComposer

    Rondo in D Major

    Thank you!
  7. aMusicComposer

    Piano Trio

    It is often said that Brahms was a master of the piano trio. What makes him masterful? Do you have any tips for writing a piano trio? How should I use the different instruments?
  8. aMusicComposer

    Song for School Project

    It's very nice. I think it should be able to interest your audience. The last 30 seconds are fine, but I think there could be a climax near the end. I think the piccolo could be more independent from the flute, especially once the opening line has finished. The moment it has in the nearer the middle is good, but seems a bit random. I think there could be more of a beat in the percussion, such as a snare drum that gradually builds up. There are some awkward jumps in the melody which sound a little jarring, but I think your use if counterpoint is very good. Overall, great piece. Well done!
  9. aMusicComposer

    Toccata canção I

    It's a very nice piece. It has a lovely effect. I agree with @Jack Spitz about the chord progressions, but it occasionaly has a moment where the idea almost seems to be lost....
  10. aMusicComposer

    Rondo in D Major

    A little piano piece that I wrote. Hope you enjoy!
  11. aMusicComposer

    Vibrato

    To stay with tradition, singers don't sing with microphones too often. A lot of the vibrato does come from the technique used to project the voice, as the means to do this naturally create vibrato.
  12. aMusicComposer

    Gamelan

    @Maarten Bauer We are taught the numbers for each piece, along with the rhythm (Western notation.) It looked a bit like tablature for us, with the numbers and then a note value above them.
  13. aMusicComposer

    Gamelan

    Our school has a very large world music department, and Gamelan is the first thing that we are taught. When teaching to a mixed musical level class, we were taught it as numbers. I don't know how these numbers would relate to Western Notation, and I think it would be easier for the instrumentalists (as well as yourself) to write it in numbers. However, you will still need to know what each number corresponds to as a note, so I'm not sure how much this has helped.
  14. I think it could become a symphony, but it would take a lot of work. You have many different ideas which you could expand into movements. Some of my tips are: Make sure the string parts are still interesting - When some people go from string orchestra to full orchestra, everything goes to the wind and the strings become a "continuo" section Make sure that you don't overuse one instrument - You have all these colours available, so why don't you use them? Remember that en masse, instruments sound very different - There are less instruments in a string orchestra, so when you orchestrate it, it could sound very different Don't use too many instruments - When orchestrating from strings, there is a tendency to think "Yay, I have all of these instruments!" and completely overdo on amounts used. Remember, you could even condense it to piano first then orchestrate it. Hope this helps aMusicComposer
  15. aMusicComposer

    Two works in progress

    @Polaris Some of the notes in that bit just sound a bit off. I can't really tell exactly what's wrong, as I would need a score to follow.
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