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About aMusicComposer

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    Advanced Composer
  • Birthday 10/07/2004

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    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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    Aberdeen, Scotland
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    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. I will revise this piece later so I will probably add this in. I thought so! 😃 Hopefully I can get it played by a good professional orchestra! I will post the second movement in the future. I will keep it on this thread.
  2. Thanks @J. Lee Graham! Really!? 😀 I understand what you mean. I was thinking about adding something into this texture but I didn't know what. Would you suggest a Double Bass pizz bass line would work? Thank you very much for your time!
  3. This is a very interesting challenge. I would like to take part even though I am busy at the moment. Would we get a more specific set of rules later?
  4. This is the first movement of my third symphony, scored for orchestra. I'll upload the other movements when I have finished putting them on Musescore (they are on manuscript just now.) I hope you enjoy it.
  5. Hello Writing a piano concerto is a lot of work, and your first one will probably not be that good. Mine was rubbish, and I'm happy to admit that. I assume you would like to compose a Romantic era concerto - just based on your wanting to imitate Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. I would advise finding a book about orchestration and reading that while you write - Rimsky-Korsakov's is a good one although fairly old-fashioned. My only other tip which takes into account is to plan in advance. This takes away the likelihood of suddenly becoming stuck. Good luck! It's an ambitious project, but one which is very rewarding.
  6. It's lovely. The harmonies are great and it's a nice setting of the words. I wonder is your string parts could be more interesting - filling in some of the choir's long notes with a bit of counterpoint perhaps? Overall, though, it's a great achievement and well done!
  7. Yes. I have it and it's great to get started. Although I don't use it as much now I have gained experience, it was really valuable for me.
  8. This error appears when I try to view someone's profile. Is this a problem with the site or with my browser? I am using Chrome.
  9. Hi, I think he means progression. Again, I think he means in four-part harmony. It doesn't seem to have the same 'exercise potential' if it is four different variations. Hope this helps.
  10. It's but it's very nice. I have to marvel at your playing as well. The only thing is, there doesn't seem much variety - although I'll listen to it again and see.
  11. @J. Lee Graham Interesting about IMSLP. I use it to find obscure pieces which I wouldn't have found otherwise. Do you have to pay for a subscription to upload your music to it? I haven't really thought about self publishing. I had always thought if I was successful enough to be worth publishing I should go for a "real" publishing company
  12. I don't really know what to say. This is a spectacular work. The instruments are interesting and blended perfectly. Certainly, your decades as a composer have been worth it.
  13. Note: This is a hypothetical situation: Say I was writing an orchestral piece, and I was planning to give it to my local orchestra. I know that the 1st clarinettist is brilliant, so I write an extended solo which I maybe wouldn't have done otherwise. What do you think about writing music for a specific orchestra, who will hopefully be able to play it well? When doing it, do you think about the players themselves and their standard? Or do you just compose for orchestra/ensemble without having anyone in mind?
  14. Thanks for these ideas - there are some that I would never have thought about but work well and that I like! It's sad to hear that you couldn't finish your degree. I am thinking about studying composition at RCS but I do not know what style the professors are most comfortable with - hopefully not just experimental/contemporary! You started writing at about the same time I did, although you have been composing for longer. This is a wonderful site, where "young" composers can meet experienced ones like yourself to share ideas and make pieces better. It's been a pleasure working with you to improve not just this piece, but my ways of reviewing and criticising my own music - for this is the only real way I can improve. Thank you very, very much for you time and your suggestions, they mean so much to an aspiring composer like myself. Thanks again. Scott
  15. @DanJTitchener Thanks for listening and commenting. Glad you liked it! @J. Lee Graham Interesting suggestions, and some that I would not have considered! 1. Regarding the arpeggios in 42 and 43, I think what you have suggested works well. I had also thought about keeping the left hand in the previous pattern. I like what you have done with 44 and 45. I wonder if I might do this or something very similar in a revision. Obviously you have more experience than me - so your ideas have worked well! 2. I like the moving bass you have added, and the melody works well. I wonder about adding in a semiquaver "countermeasures" during the crotchets (It's difficult to explain, but I hope you see what I mean.) 3. I think what you have done hear is very nice and it fits, but personally I'm not sure about it. I don't like the appoggiatura but I wonder if we could figure out something in between - I know this but needs fixing. Thanks for making these suggestions - I really value your feedback!
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