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About bryla

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  • Birthday October 27

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    Born, raised, playing music
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    On the countryside
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    Musician, music teacher
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  • Favorite Composers
    Mozart, Beethoven and so on
  • My Compositional Styles
    The ones that fit
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    Sib7, Logic8
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    Keyboards and Theremin

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  1. It seems like you wrote the organ part and just copied out to the other instruments. It would suit the piece much more to have the instruments play the roles of the arrangements in support of each other rather than acting as simple stops of the organ. Simply adding dynamics would improve the piece much more. Try not to use mf and make a decision on the dynamic either of the ways. Then think about phrasing and slurring of the bows. Notation wise have the horn at the top and organ between brass and strings. Dynamics in trumpet 1 bar 5 is unnecessary since it had it in the beginning. Organ missing dynamic bar 1. Bar 18 the strings would need dynamics. Also the last four bars have extra hairpins above the system? It seems to me you are relying too heavily on the comma. Try not to use it notation and take deliberate choices on note length.
  2. I would encourage you to study up on string bowings. Your slurs are way too long for how it would be performed.
  3. Hey Oscar, Congratulations! Sound amazing 🙂
  4. Where do you have that Mozart motif example? It's not at all the notes that are used.
  5. I'm sorry not to answer your original questions but in my mind those are not areas you should be concerned of. After 16 bars I started to scroll only to discover there are 5 pages and it takes 7m31s and after 4 more bars I stopped. Here are some points (although not an exhaustive list) - improvised shouldn't be mentioned. That's either a brag or an excuse. Make it the best you can. - first 8 bars of C-minor make some variation in the accompaniment. Displace the bass note, invert the chord tones, grace the bass note. - harmonise your melody. That will make it more interesting. More chords that relate (better) to each other. - bar 9 shouldn't be a B-flat major chord. It is weak on the melody. Maybe if harmonising the first 8 bars differently, you'll come up to another point. - harmonise your non chord tones appropriately. Bar 10 beat 3! This is a golden opportunity to do something cool - and maybe go to a different place. - bars 17 and onward: harmonise it differently than you did the first time. - melody: change it up a bit (– maybe you should start with this since harmonisation will follow). For gods sake even the fate motif moves down a step the second time! Take advantage of that. Also don't start everything on beat 1. Having bar 3 start on 1-and saying D-Eb-D-Eb-D is cool! Thanks for sharing! I don't mean to sound harsh it's just what I would be experimenting with for the first 32 bars.
  6. The 1993 Francis Ford Coppola movie has been produced for live symphonic concerts syncronized to the movie for Sony/Columbia by the European Film Philharmonic Institute. I have been working on transcribing, arranging, orchestrating and copying Wojciech Kilar's 86 minutes of music and arranging Annie Lennox's song. I have re-syncronized the files with streamers/punches closely with Don Davis (composer of The Matrix) who conducted the world premiere in Cracow, Poland, at the Film Music Festival May 15th. Diego Navarro will be conducting the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra at the Fimucité in September.
  7. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1473685435/ref=sspa_dk_detail_1?psc=1
  8. I personally think that music that gets made is the best kind.
  9. Focus on the music. The rest will take care of itself.
  10. Don't hold off composing until you learn enough! you'll never learn enough. Just do what the Greek goddess of victory said: 'it'. Study, yes! But to inform you of what others have done, but don't put composition off. Sure it's a great excuse for not getting it done. Saddle the horse and ride in to the sunset. Your main problem is not, that you haven't studied any masterworks. Your main problem is that you allow yourself to use that as an excuse!
  11. Thank you very much! No, I don't know Slaney but after listening to Window Gazing I see your point! Thanks for pointing me to him because that is EXACTLY the kind of music I like to write 🙂
  12. Hi guys, Here's a little screencast of a little swing piece
  13. Thanks, Hughes! I've played this kind of music since I was a teenager so it's sort of natural to me 🙂
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