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About aMusicComposer

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    Intermediate Composer
  • Birthday 10/07/2004

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  • Biography
    Hello! I am from Scotland. I play the piano, flute and violin and I have been composing for many years now.
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  • Location
    Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Occupation
  • Interests
    Music. Nothing much else. Crafty stuff. Anything that involves me using my brain.
  • Favorite Composers
    Beethoven, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Rachmaninov
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  • Instruments Played
    Flute, Piano, Violin

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  1. aMusicComposer

    Brass Quintet Arranging

    Study harmony. If you want to make this sound like a choir, look at some chorales. Danny Boy shouldn't be too difficult as it is the write sort of music. One more thing: This sort of thing, as with the other things you have have posted, should not be in the announcements and technical problems forum. This is where you report problems with the forum itself. Put something like this in Composer's Headquarters.
  2. aMusicComposer

    What makes Orchestras better?

    The thing that separates the groups that you talk about is down to many factors. Some of these are the depth of sound and range of colour. Adding winds adds heaps, even when they are only doubling the strings. About your practice tips: As I am still young (14) I can't over you solid steps, only my advice. Plan it like you would any other piece - I like to plan mine step be step - and think about what instruments you will use where. Doubling is not something that is thought about often, as beginning composers especially think it is too obvious. Remember, make the parts interesting, and don't just make the accompaniment long notes (unless you want that effect.) My final tip for you is to read Rimsky-Korsakov's Orchestration Manual, which you can find on IMSLP.
  3. Hi everyone, I am starting to plan my next symphony, for a standard orchestra. I am having trouble with knowing what difficulty to make the second violin parts. The 1st violins play semiquaver triplets, with 6 to a beat at 90MM (ish.) I have been told this is okay for 1st Violin, but should I give a part of this speed to the 2nd violin/viola? The other thing I thought of doing was dividing the sections, and having the other half play pizzicato on every quaver. Would doing this cause the strength and resonance of the strings to be lost under the winds?
  4. aMusicComposer

    Orchestration manuals?

    Hello all I am looking to improve my orchestration. So, I looked around the Internet and found Berlioz's Treatise on Instrumentation on IMSLP. However, as useful as this has been, it is not exactly what I am looking for. What I try to find is not a book which tells me about about the instruments themselves, but rather how to combine them and make my orchestral scores look and sound good. Glancing at one of my orchestral scores, I can see that the orchestration is very basic, and probably sounds as much. (It is on manuscript, so I cannot hear it) Does anyone know of any books/websites/articles that will help me to improve this aspect of my orchestration? Thanks
  5. aMusicComposer

    Rondo in D Major

    Wow! Thanks, @SergeOfArniVillage ! I am glad you have taken the time to both review this and give 'nit-picky' feedback. This is what will help me improve, so thanks for your advice. I am also looking to improve the final theme and coda so your suggestion will help with this.
  6. aMusicComposer

    Op109 Nr6 prelude

    Just from looking at the score, and listening to the first bars, I can see how much technical skill and musicality you must have. It's perfect.
  7. aMusicComposer

    Nocturne no. 6

    It's very nice. I enjoyed listening to this. You manage to convey a mood of the night brilliantly, and your harmonies are absolutely wonderful. My one comment would be about its lack of melody. I don't know if you are trying to write a traditional nocturne, but they are all very melodious. Once again, well done. I did really enjoy listening to it so thank you.
  8. aMusicComposer

    Requiem Mass

    Hello all, I do not really know where to post this, so I am putting it here. What are the lyrics to the Requiem Mass? Is there a standard set? I am looking to write one and I cannot find the lyrics I am ?supposed? to use.
  9. aMusicComposer

    Prelude and Fugue in G Minor

    Your Prelude is brilliant. I love the way you shape the chords. The Fugue is short, but quite well done. I feel that there are some strange dissonances and chord progressions that don't really work. However, I do not know much on this subject. Thank you for this submission.
  10. aMusicComposer

    ABBA''s Music

    It would be nice, but probably not. Most pop songs (especially of that era)would be something like this: ABABCB.
  11. aMusicComposer

    Prelude in Db Major

    I agree with @Luis Hernández. When you break out of the main motif, there are many clashes and strange dissonances. That said, the rest of the piece is lovely! Thank you for submitting this.
  12. aMusicComposer

    Is Rondo Alla Turca actually a Rondo?

    Is the Rondo Alla Turca by Mozart actually a Rondo? I have been playing it a lot recently, and I just can't understand how it is a Rondo. I see the form as ABCBAB'Coda. Can anyone help?
  13. aMusicComposer

    Mixed ensembles

    Hi everyone, I always like to write more than one piece at a time. I find that one provides the other with ideas. As well as writing my Preludes and Fugues, I am starting an Octet. It is scored for Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon, Violin, Viola, Violoncello and Double Bass. Does anyone have any tips for combining strings and wind in a chamber composition? I am always looking to learn which is why I have taken on this challenge. Thanks.
  14. aMusicComposer

    Prelude and Fugue in B major

    It's very sweet. It's a nice gentle one which will contrast nicely with the general fast pacing of the rest. It seems to flow effortlessly at most points, however sometimes it struggles a bit. The fugue is very well written, with no obvious breaches of the rules. Well done, and thank you again for joining this project.
  15. aMusicComposer

    Fugue in D minor

    As I am more attuned to tonal music, I prefer the second one. The piece itself flows nicely, and I feel like you have dealt well with some of the difficulty of counterpoint. I like your 'moments of modernism' where we escape from the fugue for a second or two. Thank you for your submission to the project.