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Can We Have A "solo Non-Keyboard" Section To Upload Solo Music For Instruments Other Than Piano?

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I compose many pieces for solo instruments. Whenever I want to upload them, I am faced with the problem that there is no specific section for solo instruments other than piano. As a result, I am being forced to upload them either in the piano section or in the chamber music section (mostly the latter). If we could have a specific section for solo non-keyboard instruments, I think it would be great. Maybe it would even generate more interest in composition for solo instruments.

Thank you.

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I can see what you mean, but i too would advise using the chamber music section. The reason why there is a sub-section for solo keyboard music is that due to its polylinear abilities, the majority of music written for keyboard instruments is unaccompanied. Works for monophonic instruments tend to feature a keyboard accompaniment which it would seem most appropriate to describe as forming a chamber ensemble. Coupled with the fact that, unlike the solo piano, in the concert performance tradition it is rare for a recital not to contain at least some duo repertoire, it would therefore seem appropriate to include unaccompanied works for these instruments in the same chamber music category.

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I'll mention this to the Admin.

Did you? I think it would be good to have a separate section at least for organizational purposes. It would also be recognizing composition for solo non-keyboard instruments as an independent genre in its own right, with its particular challenges and rewards.

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I completely agree and I think luderart is right that a dedicated section would generate more interest. In the context of new music, I'd question the claim that "works for monophonic instruments tend to feature a keyboard accompaniment."

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