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  1. This is a Link on this website to Shelia's post about a competition, thought I would share in this sub-forum: @pateceramics
  2. I think this is a (proper) Fugue, but I would like confirmation, etc, fugue2?.mid
  3. Youngc

    Challenge: Numbers into music

    Use the Random Numbers Generator provided and come up with 12 numbers (change the maximum to 10, being the 10th note of the scale), re-arrange those numbers however you want, you can delete UP TO 5 numbers. Translate the numbers into letters of the musical scale, this can either translate into the steps like twelve-tone or just the notes of a scale. Create a melody out at least some of the notes and you MUST use those notes TWICE in your peice (the melody does not count). No time limit. You get to choose the specific instrument or instruments but the MONTH you were born will determine your section (you have to stay in that section, see exceptions in bold). Percussion (Piano NOT included) : December and November Piano: February and April Strings (Harp included) : March and May Woodwind (clarinet, bassoon, Piccolo, flutes, oboe, saxophone, English horn) : June and July Brass (trumpet, trombone, French horn, et cetera) : August and September Electronic (synths , et cetera) : October and January A special rule for people born on February 29th: You can choose TWO instruments from another section or sections IF YOU WERE BORN ON ANY HOLIDAYS (widely celebrated |=| CHRISTMAS, HANUKKAH, Arbor Day, Boxing Day, CINCO DE MAYO, ET CETRA) : You can choose ONE instrument from another section (Post when done!)
  4. The title basically says it all. Suggest anything (tempo, instruments, style, etc.)
  5. My first attempt at a symphonic styled composition. I am 16 in yr 11 in Australia. Please give me feedback on what I need to improve on and tips on what Symphony No.1 in D major - I. Doloroso e lento.pdfI should build to next Also cause I went from Sibelius 7.5 to Garageband there is no Timpani, so it's a Vibraphone
  6. Would you like to participate in a piano composition competition on line from your house?Only audio requiredNo matter how far you are. This is via the Internet. It's very simple Record your own piano composition (1 to 4 minutes), and send the audio file or files to: concursofidelio@gmail.com Only audio required. Submission: 10 euros or equivalent in dollars per composition sent. Maximum number of compositions allowed: four.First Prize: 500 euros, certificate, cd's and sheet music Second Prize: 200 euros, certificate, cd's and sheet music Third Prize: 150 euros, certificate, cd's and sheet music You and the other participants choose the winners by voting for the competing works. Only contestants can vote. Send your audio, participate with pianist from more than 20 countries and vote for the winner!! Deadline for submissions: JANUARY 12th, 2018Contestants also receive comments on the works submitted (Not compulsory) and we send you the comments you receive after voting rounds. Guidelines here: http://concursodecomposicionparapianofidelio.com/bases-del-concurso/
  7. 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/audio specialist for visual media with over 10+ years of experience and have worked on projects with over $85 million in the box office and multiple other award winning projects. I've worked with all kinds of people - both high and low, nice people and assholes. Through my personal experience, I know what's truly plaguing the industry and am offering my insights of how to improve it for the benefit of the community. Thanks and if you find this article helpful, do give it a like and share it to others :) -Kian Music Composer | Visual Media Audio Specialist www.kianhow.com
  8. Dear friends, Would you like to participate in a piano composition competition without leaving home? The Eight Piano Composition Competition Fidelio via The Internet is open for registration. In case you want to participate you are very welcome. As usual, It is very simple, you only need to play your own piano composition (1 to 4 minutes), and send the audio file, that’s all. Inscription: 10 euros or equivalent in dollars In this competition you choose the winners of the cash prizes through a voting system published in the web. When you enter the voting rounds you only vote for the music you listen without knowing the author's name or pseudonym. It's only known when the final results are given. Deadline to submit your audio file: November the 30th. 2017 Many countries involved. The style of the music is free. Enter here to read complete guidelines, know prizes and listen to past winner's piano compositions: http://concursodecomposicionparapianofidelio.com/ With best wishes Antonio Ruiz Asumendi (Director)
  9. The Third Guitar Composition Competition Fidelio via The Internet is open for registration. In case you want to participate you are very welcome. This is a competition to participate from your house. No matter the distance As usual, It is very simple, you only need to play your own guitar composition (1 to 4 minutes), and send the audio file, that’s all. Inscription: 10 euros or equivalent in dollars In this competition you choose the winner of the cash prize through a voting system published in the web. When you enter the voting rounds you only vote for the music you listen without knowing the author's name or pseudonym. It's only known when the final results are given. Deadline to submit your audio file: November the 12th. Voting rounds will start on November the 15th. Many countries involved. The style of the music is free as long as it is played with classical or Spanish guitar. Acoustic or electric guitar is not allowed. Enter here to read complete guidelines and see the prizes as well as listening to the works of past winners. http://concursodecomposicionparaguitarrafidelio.com/ With best wishes
  10. Fernando Ocegueda

    New to this forum!!

    Hi everyone, i´m Fernando Ocegueda, i´m 17 years old, i´ve been composing for a year now, so i´m pretty much new to this whole composers world, but since i started i´ve been making songs like crazy and i find it very relaxing, it helps me relieve stress like in a therapeutical way. And since i´m starting to get serious about it i´d like to receive some opinions about what i´m doing. I´m new to this forum and i´m really glad i have found this site because i think it´s a great idea that many composers can help each other out, and, if you let me, i would really like to give people some feedback about their compositions, and help them in any way i can with my opinion, as well as they can help me. I don´t know much about musical theory, so my contribution with this forum could be telling you what someone who doesn't know al lot of theory thinks about your composition in a non very technical way. As i mentioned i´m not very good with theory, but i´m taking lessons and as i get better at it of course i´ll try to help some way. Well, to start, i´d like to know what you think about a composition i made about a month ago, it´s called "Esperando una señal" or "Waiting for a signal" in english, i´m mexican so this song is in spanish (i´m also trying to compose in english) so i don´t care that much about the lyrics (if someone speaks spanish i would really aprecciate some help though), it´s music, the melody what i really care about. It feels a little bit raw since it´s not very good quality because i only have a guitar, a mic, and a keyboard, also my room receives a lot of noise from other parts of the house, but i tried to make it sound as best as i could, i´m going to re-make it so it sounds better, but before i do, i´d like to know what you think about it. Thank you everyone for reading. Hope i´ll be here for a long time. Sorry for my english.
  11. Hi fellow composers! My name is Kian, a Shanghai, China based composer and visual media audio specialist. I'm a graduate of the world prestigious Berklee College of Music and have had more than 10 years of industry experience working on a range of projects including AAA+ games such as Eve Online, Dishonored, Spec Ops: The Line, Dust 514 and block buster Chinese films notably Wolf Warrior. You may find more information about me and my works through my website: www.kianhow.com After more than 10 years of being in the industry and having spent considerable time working in the East and West, I have accumulated much highly valuable experience which I believe will help composers navigate through their careers with much ease. And considering the rise of the economic powers of Asian countries in recent years, there will be more opportunities for composers to explore in this region and I will have highly valuable information that can help aspiring composers intending to exploit the growing markets of the east. I have written a series of articles with the specific purpose of assisting composers achieving their goals. If you find my articles to have provided any value to you, do share it to others as sharing is caring and if there's any questions or topics you'd like me to write about, do get in touch with me :) https://www.kianhow.com/single-post/2017/08/08/Truths-About-Being-a-ComposerThat-You-Should-Know-1-Understanding-the-realities-of-being-a-composer https://www.kianhow.com/single-post/2017/08/08/Truths-About-Being-a-ComposerThat-You-Should-Know-2-Understanding-the-function-of-a-“work-for-hire”-composer Thanks and I wish all of you the best of luck with your careers! -Kian Music Composer | Visual Media Audio Specialist www.kianhow.com
  12. Hello World

    Suggestions and Advice

    I've been working on music for a few years now and now I have become a bit more serious about it. I would like to know what I could do to improve my quality and Style. Thank you :) One of my recent songs as a reference: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3wob4DKsug
  13. Dear friends, Would you like to participate in the Seventh Piano Composition Competition Fidelio at home via internet? No matter how far you are. You compete at home Inscription 10 euros or equivalent in dollars. 3 cash prizes and more... In this competition the winners are chosen by the entrants through a voting system published in the web, it means that you and the other participants will have to vote for the works via email. It's very simple, you just have to inscribe and send your audio file. You don't need to send the sheet music, just the audio file. Joining the voting rounds is quite exciting! You can participate with name or nickname. Deadline to submit your piano composition 20th May 2017. There is something new compared to last competition: 1) audio files can last up to 4 minutes. 2) People will be encouraged to leave comments on the works when voting, this comments will be sent privately to each one of the participants along with the results. Many countries involved. Enter here to read complete guidelines: http://concursodecomposicionparapianofidelio.com/bases-del-concurso/
  14. Tune Bud gives you the tools to start your own music library and license your music direct to clients worldwide. And what's more, you keep 100% of the revenue! Create your own bespoke, branded e-commerce website complete with full search functionality, integrated payment gateway and content management system. Tune Bud provides a perfect addition to the way you currently monetize your music. If you already write for production music libraries, or mainly work on originally commissions music, Tune Bud can open up a new and complimentary revenue stream for you in a really simple and cost effective way. Get set up completely free today and upload up to 100 tracks without paying a single penny. Visit the website at http://tunebud.com/ to see music library example, a full list of features and to get started in an instant! http://tunebud.com/
  15. Hello everyone! I have started up a new youtube channel with advice for music composition! There is an introduction series up now on choosing the right software and basic song writing, with more to come! Come Check it Out: Thanks everyone, good luck with your songs!
  16. Dear friends, Would you like to participate in the Sixth Piano Composition Competition Fidelio at home via internet? http://concursodecomposicionparapianofidelio.com/bases-del-concurso/ Inscription 9 euros or equivalent in dollars. 5 prizes, three in cash. In this competition the winners are chosen by the entrants through a voting system published in the web, it means that you and the other participants will have to vote for the works via email. It's very simple, you just have to inscribe and send your audio file. Joining the voting rounds is quite exciting! You can participate with name or nickname. Deadline to submit your piano composition October the 30th. There is something new compared to last competition: 1) audio files can last up to 4 minutes. 2) People will be encouraged to leave comments on the works when voting, this comments will be sent privately to each one of the participants along with the results. All the best. Antonio Ruiz
  17. It's a simple question, yet it could be a nice debate topic: In your opinion, who are the 5 most underrated and the 5 most overrated composers? You may answer through a plain old list, but this can work better if you'd want to explain why do you consider this or that particular composer as underrated / overrated. Of course this will be controversial - that's exactly the very point of it. For instance, this would be my (short) answer. Top 5 underrated composers: 1) Tchaikovsky: come on, everyone knows at least one tune by him, yet he's not as much of a household name as, for example, Bach. Also, I've read a lot of critics attempting to explain away his popularity as some sort of a fluke, rather than sheer talent and craftmanship. Never mind the Nutcracker or 1812 - he wrote superb operas (The Maid of Orleans) and orchestral works such as the Danish Anthem Overture Op. 15, or the Elegy for Strings. 2) Haydn: he created the sonata form almost from scratch, wrote more symphonies than Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Bruckner, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich combined, and yet he's always confused with / overshadowed by Mozart. 3) Frederick Delius: listen to something by him and you'll know why I'm listing him. 4) Mendelssohn: he'd be regarded as a clean-cut top tier composer if not for Wagner using racial bias to berate him. Also, he has a Mozart-like biography but no Oscar-winning biopic. 5) John Williams: everyone is quick to accuse him of ripping off Wagner, Holst or Tchaikovsky - but hey, try to imagine Star Wars, Jaws or Indiana Jones with another music. Also, he has many other worthy pieces. Honorable mentions: Shostakovich, Mahler, Kalinnikov, Berlioz, Sibelius, Rachmaninov, Elgar, Holst, Alban Berg, Karl Orff, Camille Saint-Saëns. Top 5 overrated composers: 1) Richard Strauss: in my view, little more than a Wagner clone writing tone poems rather than operas. And the oh-so-overplayed fanfare from Also Sprach Zarathustra... 2) Anton Bruckner: almost always placed side-by-side with Mahler with no apparent reason other than writing 9 (or 11?) large symphonies. Personally, though, I find most of Bruckner's to be long, stately borefests. 3) Hans Zimmer: Mr. D-minor Rhythmic Pattern. And that's it. 4) Mozart: yes, he's actually regarded as the Chosen One. And yes, I love a lot of his works. Yet I find this assessment to be somewhat exaggerated - Haydn could match him rather easily, not to mention Beethoven. 5) Wagner: granted, his influence is almost unescapable - but I can't recall any other composer actively campaigning to be influential and berating his competitors, except maybe Boulez. No one else can claim to have overrated himself so much. Dishonorable mentions: John Cage (seriously, silence?), Bartok (no match for Stravinsky, despite how hard he tried), Boulez (as stated above, although I do respect him as a conductor), Vivaldi (he wrote the Four Seasons, then rewrote them about 600 more times), most of the 20th century bunch. Done. Let the piefest begin...
  18. 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 on this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time! Andrew
  19. Andrew Blake

    Questionnaire For Composers

    Hi all, I am currently studying a music degree and i need to get different composers views on how they compose. My research project is about the compositional devices and techniques that different composers use in order to convey specific emotions and metaphors to the audience, all music should evoke some sort of emotion within the listener and my research project is dedicated to finding out how composers manage to do this. There are 4 questions to this questionnaire and if you could spare some time to share some of your knowledge I would greatly appreciate it and it would help my project immensely! These are the 4 questions: 1.Which elements of composition do you find are the most effective with regards to conveying emotion and feeling through your music? Instrumentation, tempo, key/mode, time signatures/time change, arrangement etc.? Please explain why you find these effective. 2.Do you find any of the above elements particularly effective when trying to convey a specific emotion such as anger, Love or sadness etc.? Why do you find these so effective? 3.How much interaction is there between yourself and the director of the film which you are composing for? Does the director offer much input regarding the music and why do you feel the director offers this input (if any)? 4.What compositional advice would you give anyone who was faced with the challenge of conveying thoughts and emotions through their music? If you can manage the time to help me out with my project by answering these questions you would be helping me out a great deal! Thanks for your time
  20. Hey guys, Anyone would like to organize an online music competition and invite musicians to perform your music piece? Please have a look at the introduction video here to see how it works. Main features: 1. You decide how much to award the prize winner and you will be the judge for the competition as you know who perform your song the best. 2. You can get hundreds of people performing your music piece and sharing the music performance for you (thru social sharing). I got this idea from online design competition platform. 3. You can ask your friends to support you by donating a few dollars to your competition in our platform (So this competition is their birthday gift for you this year) 4. Different from traditional competition, competitors can submit their performance on the site early and composers can give feedback to them and the competitors can improve their performance and resubmit many times before the deadline so that their performance will match the composers' taste the best. 5. Apart from the champion, you can give out 'Honorable Mention' award to those who perform well as well. 6. After the competition and the prize money is awarded to the winner, you have the right to use their winning competition performance for your own promotional purpose. We will be sponsoring a few competitions when we are launching our site some time in April. If you would like your song to be considered, please fill in the form here. If you have more ideas and suggestions about the competition, please feel free to discuss here. If you are interested in launching a competition, please also reply to this post as well so I can see how many of you are interested in it. Thanks. If you are interested in becoming part of our team, please feel free to send me a message as well. Best, Patrick Chu Founder of 99Composers
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