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    Intermediate Composer

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    Student
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    Composition
  • Favorite Composers
    Bach, Mozart
  • My Compositional Styles
    Classical-ish, I tried Jazz once..., Dipping my feet in contemporary
  • Notation Software/Sequencers
    Musescore and Sibelius
  • Instruments Played
    Tuba(main) and Trombone(church orchrestra)

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  1. Lol XD..... I am a Tuba player.... I ain't complaining 🙂 Thanks though! 🙂
  2. no, coronavirus killed any hope for this project. But A christmas one is in the planning stages. Lyrics lyrics lyrics.... its what I struggle the most with.
  3. @Kudo Anastasia Thanks for your comment. I like the flute in the lower register, it is easier on the ears for me. It is being played as a solo with only the continuo. @Guillem82 Your right, a piccolo trumpet is more appropriate, but I don't know if it is a listed instrument in Sibelius, I'll take a look. Yes, I was going for a continuo, I'm just lazy and didn't put the figured bass. Thanks
  4. I stumbled across a video of my music from a year ago, I can say I have improved a ton. Here is the past: Here is when I finished Music Theory: My newest piece:
  5. not that hard to get rid of the parallel octaves
  6. I don't think using parallel octaves as an excuse for laziness. You can play around and find solutions. I was taught in Theory class, if you run into a situation where you can't go forward without breaking a rule, go back and start in a different way, and you might solve it. Melody trumps the harmony, and when I want to use a specific harmony, the melody is just going to have to conform. But in a classical environment, you can hide direct 5th and octaves with passing tones but you can't hide parallel octaves, it just can't be done. (This is what I concluded from studying Bach Chorales, Bach often employs direct 5ths. just my opinion).
  7. I disagree with that to some point. Yes its worse but parallel octaves are easy to fix.
  8. @Guillem82 1- I doubled the basses to give the singers an option because I personally can sing the upper split, but I like the sound of the lower split, which I can't sing, but maybe another bassist can sing a low E. 2- I wanted it to be a simple Hymn my church can sing. low skill choir requires low skill music. 3- maybe something to work on 4- In real life they would pause because of the phrasing, I should've added a breath or pause symbol. I didn't really pay attention to direct octaves, I was mostly concerned with hiding direct 5ths with passing tones and not having parallel 5ths and octaves(between the other voices). Thanks for your suggestions and comments. I will be trying to do more modulations in my music.
  9. Does this technically work if im not following classical rules, modern English lyrics are hard to put to music. What does stressed and unstressed mean? on "The" i agree it would be unstressed because you can hold on the "e" and it sound open. but on "that" I would think it would be stressed since it would be pronounced thA-t where you would have to "stress" in order to say the word completely.
  10. I'm mainly interested in fixing how the lyrics is phrased and or how it should be written on the music(sho-ok or sh-ook or shoo-k). ThanksThe Crown that should be mine - Full Score.pdf
  11. Both are really good options, I say choose the instrument that best suites the music you want to play. If you want to play more classical, then trumpet is your pick(not that there is no trombone classical music, there is. Tuba Mirum by Mozart, Requiem). If you want to get into modern orchestral, I would say go with trombone because those bass lines are fun!(I'm biased, I play the Tuba) Both are good instruments and you can't go wrong with either of them. You can work on breathing routines, get a device that restricts your ability to breath(not a whole lot, just a little, like a PVC pipe thats a good 3-6 inches long) and just breathe! You need the breath support for both of them, so learn how to breathe. You can make an O shape with your thumb and pointer finger and buzz your lips between them. Get those lips moving. GET AN ARBAN BOOK. It will make you a better player, make sure its for the appropriate instrument. WORK ON SCALES. Take care of your instrument, clean it, use the proper oils and greases. Absolutely not true, you blow faster and make your lips tighter. Blowing harder will cause you to sound bad. Dynamics is relative, you probably mean that the texture penetrates the string section, which would be true. Anyways, I vote for the Tuba 🙂 Obviously the superior brass instrument 🙂 🙂 🙂 But for real, pick which you like, both will have unique difficulties. Just make sure you are being taught by a teacher and not self-teaching. If you could I would try French Horn. It would be harder than a trumpet because the mouthpiece is smaller, but I think the tone and agility will make it worth it. It has a virtually unlimited range, you can play high and low, the range is ridiculous. Here are my favorite pieces that features the instruments. Bach BWV 249, Trumpet fanfare at the start and end.(not a modern trumpet, but its close) Mozart Requiem, Tuba Mirum
  12. Chief, in few circumstances am I confident in my music. I'm mostly not because I have little counterpoint training.
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