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IMPORTANT NOTICE (#2)

To fugue or not to fugue  

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  1. 1. Which option is preferred?

    • Option 1
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    • Option 2
      1
    • Option 3
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Hi everyone.

I am wondering whether we should do fugues. 

Option 1: Keep it the same.

Option 2: Don't do fugues, but do something else in their place.

Option 3: Don't do anything apart from preludes.

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I would much prefer everyone wrote fugues, but I suppose we could make it so it's at the very least a canon?

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I would go for Option 1, but I will probably still do the Prelude/Fugue combo no matter what (if that's okay). I don't mean to sound preachy, but I think maybe we could all look on this as a learning experience about writing fugues, or at least counterpoint. I always like to take those opportunities when they come up

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I've never written a fugue before, not even sure exactly what the form should be.  However, I'm willing to give it a go, it can always be rejected from the final cut if it's not upto standard.

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I have never wrote a complete fugue before but I did write a few canons before delving into how to compose fugues. And you know what has always gotten me into the fugue mindset? Listening to Bach instead of Beethoven(Beethoven tends to be my go to composer and he is my favorite composer but a lot of his fugues are like ingrained into a larger form such as Theme and Variations or Sonata Form. Bach's fugues tend to be standalone pieces or at most paired with another piece like a toccata or a prelude.).

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6 hours ago, caters said:

I have never wrote a complete fugue before but I did write a few canons before delving into how to compose fugues. And you know what has always gotten me into the fugue mindset? Listening to Bach instead of Beethoven(Beethoven tends to be my go to composer and he is my favorite composer but a lot of his fugues are like ingrained into a larger form such as Theme and Variations or Sonata Form. Bach's fugues tend to be standalone pieces or at most paired with another piece like a toccata or a prelude.).

 

I just read everything, is D minor free? I will take it or G minor instead if possible. And i think we should go for the fugue, even if it's a scrafty one, it's ok. I think the intention of studying and trying is the best.

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8 hours ago, caters said:

I have never wrote a complete fugue before but I did write a few canons before delving into how to compose fugues. And you know what has always gotten me into the fugue mindset? Listening to Bach instead of Beethoven(Beethoven tends to be my go to composer and he is my favorite composer but a lot of his fugues are like ingrained into a larger form such as Theme and Variations or Sonata Form. Bach's fugues tend to be standalone pieces or at most paired with another piece like a toccata or a prelude.).

 

Ok forget the key, I will take G minor that is free, the thing is, won't we have a theme which we will use to develop? It can't be just a simple theme of 3-5 notes or an idea.

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I am pretty good at developing short themes so I should be good to go improvising my own melody to use as a fugue subject. I doubt I will use the same melody in my prelude but again, I should have no problem there(especially since the prelude that I am writing is in 5/4).

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1 minute ago, caters said:

I am pretty good at developing short themes so I should be good to go improvising my own melody to use as a fugue subject. I doubt I will use the same melody in my prelude but again, I should have no problem there(especially since the prelude that I am writing is in 5/4).

 

I will do it Bach style, use the theme both in the prelude and fugue. There's a date as a goal? I don't know if I will have time (funny, maybe tomorrow I already have it ) so I want to plan the composition since I will be studying more properly strict counterpoint.

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When @aMusicComposer signed me up, he told me to take my time doing it and not worry about whether or not it turns out great. So I assume the only goal is 24 preludes and fugues and that there is no deadline.

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That's quite unsecure, since you don't know if people can abandon, or not have time or just pass... but well I would be pleased to make double if have time. I will work on the prelude tomorrow (now i sleep), i already have the melody and chord progression, so for tomorrow prelude can be ended (if not too complex, maybe if i make it more complex or extensive takes me a few days to make quality). I will surely upload prelude and then Fugue i will take my time.

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