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    I'm the Founder of NewBaroque, a community of performers and composers of modern Baroque music.
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    London, UK
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    Baroque music, computer programming
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    J.S. Bach
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    Organ, Harpsichord

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  1. What an outstanding piece, well done!
  2. Nice piece here, very fitting for its purpose! Could I suggest perhaps modulating into another closely related major key (dominant?) rather than the parallel minor (C minor) - it makes the mood kind of dark which I'm not sure works too well in the context of the piece. Having said that, lots of good points about this piece, I particularly like the ending - great work! - Anthony www.newbaroque.org - Baroque counterpoint lessons
  3. Counterpoint is best learnt by actually doing it and not getting too caught up in the theory behind it. Nothing beats actually writing a two part sonata for solo instrument (flute, violin) and harpsichord or actually writing invertible counterpoint for a four-part fugue. I offer counterpoint lessons over at NewBaroque; you might like to check it out. Please PM me if you'd like Baroque-style counterpoint lessons. - Anthony
  4. Good effort here! Nice main theme. A few things you could improve on: Avoid 2nd inversion chords; make sure the notes always fit the harmony - you have a D maj chord in the harpsichord at bar 12 but the notes in the upper parts do not fit (it should really be an A major chord here anyway); (optionally) add a double bass - it makes the bass line stronger; make sure to use conjunct motion - you sometimes skip a note and jump to a third or fourth, this is unstylistic; the piece seems to lose its way a bit towards the end, modulate to closely related keys only to begin with (G maj, A maj, E min, F# min, B min) - C maj/F maj are too far out; finally end in the same key you start! - Anthony www.newbaroque.org - Baroque style composition lessons
  5. Good start - Baroque music is all about the harmony, there are some moments in your piece where the harmony is weak and clashes occur. Also melodically if you leap, you have to counter it with movement in the opposite direction. Start with two-part writing, ace that and then build up to four. NewBaroque - Counterpoint Lessons
  6. Have you ever wanted to learn Baroque-style counterpoint? I am now offering counterpoint lessons over at NewBaroque for £40 / week. Here's the link: https://www.newbaroque.org/lessons/weekly The format of the lessons is one assignment every week (or every two weeks), which I'll mark and give you feedback on. Requests for specific exercises are welcome too.
  7. This is great, congratulations on a great prelude and fugue!
  8. This is brilliant! The counterpoint is very good indeed; a couple of moments where it could be improved, but overall truly excellent work. It is consistent in style and you really accomplished what you set out to do. I really enjoyed listening to it and taking a look at the score. https://www.newbaroque.org - Celebrating Baroque music in the 21st century
  9. I personally think that with enough practice, it's possible to achieve results to the level of J.S. Bach. You first have to have an understanding for how that music is put together. It revolves very much around tonal relationships and harmonic sequences. Experiment with modulation in the music you write and try to get it smooth by using common chords (chords that are within both the starting and destination keys). Here are a few characteristics of Baroque music as a starting point: - Melodic lines: it varies but generally conjunct motion is preferable, the range isn't extreme, but does rise and fall. - Harmony & tonality: functional harmony and tonality, advanced tonal sequences spread out over many bars. - Counterpoint: all the parts are very individual, but at points they interact with each other. If you need any help, pm me. https://www.newbaroque.org - Celebrating Baroque music in the 21st century
  10. No worries! Thanks for looking into it, send me a pm if you want any more information about it.
  11. Great work, well done! You should consider joining NewBaroque. It's a community of performers and composers who write in a Baroque-inspired style. You can sell your works on the marketplace there if you're a member.
  12. Great quality work, quite an achievement, congratulations! You should join NewBaroque, it's a community of performers and composers who compose in a Baroque-inspired style. You can sell your works on the marketplace there if you're a member.
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