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  1. Are there any techniques that are good for making a transition away from traditional notation software to more physical paper works, which is what I intended to do more of. so is there advice for being less dependent on technology and being able to write using just pen and paper. Any advice will do, thanks.
  2. Hello guys! I hope you are all well! I have a question about music composition for games, more specifically, background music. About the shape of the structure: What form is generally used in compositions of music games? Ternary, Rondo, Theme and Variations? About the melody: What style of melody is usually worked on? the system of motive and development as did Beethoven, or Wagner's endless melody? About contrast sections: Do background songs need to follow the same instrumentation from beginning to end?
  3. So, up until now I've mostly written in an overtly Classical style, and that was perfect style for me to learn and grow in over the years, owing to its relatively simple forms and my general preference for that era. However, I'm aware that writing in old styles is often perceived as stale, unoriginal and not innovative. And so we come to present day and I feel like I am in a place where I can be more creative and take risks, but I'm at a bit of a loss as to where to go from here? As I see it, I could stick with the Classical and continue to develop that, or I could try out later styles. I
  4. I was wondering if someone could give some tips on what instruments to boost the bass range of an orchestra, currently I am using EWQLSO and am somewhat limited on the range of certain instruments. Also wondering if they could direct me towards which instruments play which clefs in soprano, alto, tenor, bass.
  5. Hi Young Composers, In my latest article, I discussed about why most modern game soundtracks are boring and lifeless and how to remedy it. And this has actually very little to do with composer's technical skill as most would think. Take a read and see if it make sense, or if you have encountered circumstances as discussed in the article. Also, it'll be helpful if composers(you guys!) in this forum can have a discussion if you agree with me or not. :) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-most-modern-game-soundtracks-lifeless-marvel-symphonic-yoa/ Being an experienced composer/au
  6. I was wondering if anybody could give me a little advice I was reading a Bela Bartok letter that he sent to an organization that had just gave him an award. The purpose of the letter that he sent was to correct the errors that the organization made 1. they got the date of the premier the piece wrong 2. why they chose him, incorrectly 3. they should have chosen Zoltan Kodaly 4. he would never accept the award ever, "dead or alive" My question is, should you accept an award for a piece of music of your own, just for the sake of it be
  7. Hey, i'm new here. I'm writing lyrics to a song, no title yet. I don't play instruments. I just write my love for music on a loose leaf paper. I love to sing, but i think i suck at singing. So, please i need some help on this new song. Thanks, kitties.
  8. Hi all, As the title says; I need some advice and / or tips with composing fast tempi compositions. In opposition to pieces with slow tempi, which I really like, the ones with fast tempi just sound flat, lack harmony and are not interesting at all... These fast tempi are in such a huge contrast qua quality and character with the slower tempi. I find it very hard to compose pieces that I do like myself. Help would be very appreciated! (I have attached two pieces for you, so that it is easier for you to give advice and to understand what I mean. Note that these pieces are
  9. Hey, I just started composing a little while ago and was hoping to find some advice on a piece I'm working on. I would really appreciate advice on improving and developing the piece further. Thanks!!! Hopefully it's not too bad.
  10. Hello all, I am currently in my final year of studying for my degree in Music Composition for Film and Media and I was hoping to get some advice on finding work as a composer. I am happy to work with any type of media but I find it difficult to believe that most composers just sit around and wait for directors to approach them with pieces of film requiring music. Are there any good websites to use where a composer can go and find work for himself? Should I be offering my services for free? Also are there any particularly effective ways of advertising oneself? Any advice o
  11. These are some things that I like to keep in mind while composing. I would like to get feedback on them. What do you think of them? Do you think they are good to keep in mind? Do you think there are problems with them? Is there something else that you think is good to think about? (I know it's long. Sorry about that.) There are three parts: big picture points, "small picture" (for lack of a better term) points, and creativity points. The big picture points have mainly to do with structure. I think of a piece like a play with act I, act 2, and act 3. The first act introduces the mate
  12. Hi, I need some advice on composing a new Melody. I´ve already made some orchestral songs that aren’t half bad. But now I have problems to think of a new Melody. In the moment, I can only think of similar ones to those I already made. When I think back, I can´t really remember how I got those melodies. So, I´m in a bit of a loss right now. How do you composite new songs and how do you put aside your last project? Do you meditate until you get something new or do you listen to other songs, to get some inspiration? (Isn´t that like changing an existing Song?) So, what are the pro´s ways of ma
  13. So as many of you know, I am working on a recording project during my time away from school this spring semester. I am using kickstarter to raise funds to help finance the project and am currently working on setting up the fundraising page. As I am new to this sort of stuff, I figured it'd be best to seek advice on how best to market the project to potential donors. The project's idea is the recording of several solo and small chamber works of mine (some written/others unwritten at this time). Once recordings have been made, the works will be presented on my youtube channel and made into a cd
  14. hello! Can you give me advices on writing for harp... and if you have some time please check this harp part and comment http://www.youngcomposers.com/music/1336/a-naked-lunch-suite-help-on-harp-part/ can someone help me please...! Thank you
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