Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'challenge'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Board
    • Announcements and Technical Problems
    • Young Composers Magazine
  • Upload Your Compositions for Analysis or Feedback
    • Orchestral and Large Ensemble
    • Chamber Music
    • Choral, Vocal
    • Piano Music, Solo Keyboard
    • Incidental Music and Soundtracks
    • Jazz, Band, Pop, Rock
    • Electronic
    • Incomplete Works; Writer's Block and Suggestions
  • Community
    • Masterclasses
    • Music Appreciation: Suggest Works or Articles
    • Composers' Headquarters
    • Repertoire
    • Performance
    • Advice and Techniques
  • Competitions and Collaboration
    • Competition Hall of Fame
    • Monthly Competitions
    • Collaborative Works
    • Challenges
    • External Competitions
  • Technological
    • Finale and Sibelius Help Desk
    • Sound Libraries
  • Rite of Spring analysis Club's Part 1: Augurs of Spring
  • Rite of Spring analysis Club's Part 1: Introduction
  • Rite of Spring analysis Club's Part 1: Ritual of Abduction
  • Rite of Spring analysis Club's Part 1: Spring Rounds
  • Rite of Spring analysis Club's Part 1: Ritual of the Rival Tribes
  • Rite of Spring analysis Club's Part 1: Procession of the Oldest and Wisest One
  • Rite of Spring analysis Club's Part 1: The Dancing Out of the Earth
  • Play this Passage's HOW IT WORKS
  • Play this Passage's WHO PLAYS WHICH INSTRUMENT(S)
  • Music and Media's Discuss and Collaborate on a Project

Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Joined

  • Start

    End


Group


AIM


MSN


Website URL


ICQ


Yahoo


Jabber


Skype


Biography


Location


Occupation


Interests


Favorite Composers


My Compositional Styles


Notation Software/Sequencers


Instruments Played

Found 3 results

  1. bassoongirl123

    Waltz Challenge

    Here's a quick challenge-- take a piece you've previously written, or maybe part of a piece you've never finished, that's in 4/4, 2/4, or similar time signature, and change it into a waltz. Make sure it has the same pulse and general feel as a waltz. This really helped me when I was stuck on one of my songs, since I got a new perspective of the piece.
  2. foreignwords

    Most Challenging Also Most Rewarding?

    I'm sure this can't just be me personally. I've noticed, no matter what kind of music from what style or era, the stuff that challenges me the most, that causes me perhaps the most confusion or perplexity at first listen is the same stuff that, when given serious attention to, also becomes the stuff I tend to love the most. For not classical music, the biggest example of this that I can think of is Joanna Newsom, starting with her album Ys. There are only five tracks on the album, and really each one of them is splendidly wonderful. A good example of her style, and one I especially love, would be the second track. A friend first introduced this to me a long time ago, and I was appalled. But at his encouragement to give it a chance, I listened repeatedly, and it clicked, and this album of hers (as well as her three-CD release after it, ​Have one on Me) hold their places among the small handful of 'modern' or 'pop' or just non-classical music that I hold dear to my heart. Classically speaking, a few examples would be the late piano sonatas of Alexander Scriabin. Early in my more studious listening efforts, when I decided it was time to start listening to stuff other than Chopin or Schumann, even Scriabin's earlier work seemed strange, but again... after repeated listenings, I really came to love them. They don't seem so... outrageous now. My favorites are probably the eighth and the ninth. The same was kind of the case with Mahler, not because of tonality, but his works present their own challenges. The length of his symphonies alone can be daunting. Anyway, I adore them. Perhaps the greatest contrast between first reaction to current feelings toward the work is probably Schoenberg's piano concerto. The first time I listened to it, I didn't. I mean, I got through maybe the first few minutes before I had had enough. And now I feel it is a stunningly beautiful work, perhaps one I'd choose to hear live over Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Brahms, anything else. It's remarkable. I want to say, though, that even if I was repulsed by some of these pieces at first listen (and I wouldn't use such an extreme word to describe my initial response), I still feel there was something that clicked, an inkling that at least told me to keep trying with the piece, but that could just be a biased opinion based on my current feelings toward them. I have not been inclined to give Boulez's Le Marteau or Berio's Sinfonia or Schnittke's first symphony second listens, for example. Boulez's piano sonatas still intrigue me, and I've gone back to listen to them a number of times, but my latest fascination has been Milton Babbitt, more specifically his second and sixth string quartets, Composition for Four Instruments, clarinet quintet, and Three Compositions for Piano. I am finding it to be really wonderful to get to know these pieces better. What about you? What are your hate-then-love pieces? What was the process like? (I have mainly discussed more modern works, but there's no reason why someone wouldn't have issues coming to love Mozart or Beethoven or Bach if their tastes lie more in complicated modern works. Perhaps the challenge is the lack of challenge, the straightforwardness, whatever. I'm only now really getting into the classical era and starting to find it more beautiful than bland).
  3. Hello everyone, This is the 2nd challenge in this series. The first was on the theme of my Soliloquy for Clarinet No. 5. You can still participate in it here: http://www.youngcomposers.com/forum/t33378/composing-short-pieces-using-a-theme-by-luderart/ The chosen theme this time is from the 5th piano miniature by DanJTitchener: http://www.youngcomposers.com/music/listen/4849/ You might take the first 4 or 8 bars. I hope everyone can make good use of this theme and both the author of the theme and the participants can benefit from the challenge.
×