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Not necessarily. It might be just that nobody has noticed your piece yet among the massive amount of music uploaded here. Or that you haven't reviewed enough music by others to become well-known in the site (cooperation gets rewarded). So don't feel bad - but make sure to drop some comments on other people's music.

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There is only a certain ammount of people on this site that review other's pieces frequently. I am sure lots of people here just listen to other compositions and perhaps don't feel competent to comment. Some people just upload their stuff and want comments but they will never comment other pieces. Some people appear once or twice and then dissappear. You just have to be patient, wait and be generous enough to comment other pieces without expecting a vice-versa. And sometimes you get a pleasant surprise. ;)

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Don't worry very much; quality of compositions and reviews (in terms of number and depth) do not correlate, so I would not take that as a reliable indicator of either crapiness or excellence. Participating in the forums and reviewing contributions by your peers will increase your chances of attracting reviews, but there are also members new and old who do not review and do not engage in the forums or in the shoutbox but quite consistently get reviews. Those write music that is either compelling, attractive or competently written, or the polar opposite (generic, derivative, insipid or just plain bad). Being a troll also helps you getting reviews, apparently.

 

I notice you have reviewed quite a few works here; if you did not get reviewed back it might be because you did not pick the right people (trolls, people who do not stay, people who lack knowledge to review back meaningfully and so forth). Or it might be because your music is just average (not good, original or engaging enough or not crude enough). Or because you did not provide a score.

 

To sum up, here are some tips that might help you boost your review income. Use them alone or combined:

 

1) Become a troll

2) Write compelling, interesting music

3) Write thoroughly incompetent, random and crude music

4) Write a soliloquy

5) Write a convincing style copy

6) Write for an unusual instrument or ensemble

7) Write something using cool concepts such as porous isorhythms, extended microtones, spectral counterpoint and non-euclidean time signatures

8) Always provide a score

9) Review critically works by other members. Choose wisely.

 

Welcome to YC and best wishes!

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Don't worry very much; quality of compositions and reviews (in terms of number and depth) do not correlate, so I would not take that as a reliable indicator of either crapiness or excellence. Participating in the forums and reviewing contributions by your peers will increase your chances of attracting reviews, but there are also members new and old who do not review and do not engage in the forums or in the shoutbox but quite consistently get reviews. Those write music that is either compelling, attractive or competently written, or the polar opposite (generic, derivative, insipid or just plain bad). Being a troll also helps you getting reviews, apparently.

 

I notice you have reviewed quite a few works here; if you did not get reviewed back it might be because you did not pick the right people (trolls, people who do not stay, people who lack knowledge to review back meaningfully and so forth). Or it might be because your music is just average (not good, original or engaging enough or not crude enough). Or because you did not provide a score.

 

To sum up, here are some tips that might help you boost your review income. Use them alone or combined:

 

1) Become a troll

2) Write compelling, interesting music

3) Write thoroughly incompetent, random and crude music

4) Write a soliloquy

5) Write a convincing style copy

6) Write for an unusual instrument or ensemble

7) Write something using cool concepts such as porous isorhythms, extended microtones, spectral counterpoint and non-euclidean time signatures

8) Always provide a score

9) Review critically works by other members. Choose wisely.

 

Welcome to YC and best wishes!

I agree with number 4. There is a guy that has been doing soliloquies for a year or so, and they are simply a pieces with random notes in them. And a guy believes he's a genius. :p

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7) Write something using cool concepts such as porous isorhythms, extended microtones, spectral counterpoint and non-euclidean time signatures

Man, those extended microtones and spectral counterpoint....they'll get ya.

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Well, I have to say I am impressed.  I partly posted this thread to see if I could get some activity on my works, but I also posted this to see what the maturity level was like on this site.  Ladies and gentlemen, my hat is off to you!  Very mature feedback... no flaming... just good solid replies.  This is quite refreshing!

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Well, I have to say I am impressed.  I partly posted this thread to see if I could get some activity on my works, but I also posted this to see what the maturity level was like on this site.  Ladies and gentlemen, my hat is off to you!  Very mature feedback... no flaming... just good solid replies.  This is quite refreshing!

I do believe the trolls will mess up the topic in short time though. ;)

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I haven't seen that upload but uploads with midi only no mp3 and no pdf are always ignored.

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Well, I have to say I am impressed.  I partly posted this thread to see if I could get some activity on my works, but I also posted this to see what the maturity level was like on this site.  Ladies and gentlemen, my hat is off to you!  Very mature feedback... no flaming... just good solid replies.  This is quite refreshing!

 

Your mom.

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Hmm, why ruin a perfectly acceptable thread like this PQ?

 

Why could some one not resist the urge to be a donkey ;) ?

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The man asked an honest question, who are you to question the validity of my reply?

 

Perhaps he would be better off if I patted him on the back and told him it's not his fault, people are just jealous.

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Yeah it's pretty uninteresting stuff.

 

You might want to illustrate us on what stuff could be conceivably labeled as "interesting", since it's hard to get any notion from your own works ;) .

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From my experience, when a composer uses the word "interesting" for pieces he approves of it means pieces that you cannot use the word "good" for because the pieces don't sound good, they sound different, therefore "interesting", but never good. 

*flamesuit on in preparation for the oncoming attack by modernists*

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i use "interesting" when i find some aspect of the piece interesting, but don't necessarily like it.

 

if you don't think lachenmann sounds good you're missing out man ;)

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Your mom.

 

I dedicated a sextet to your mum.

 

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