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  1. 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?
  2. Gisela Paterno shares these four techniques for continuing with your musical stream of thought after a thematic statement. https://www.piano-composer-teacher-london.co.uk/post/the-four-options-of-continuation-in-musical-composition I believe this article can be of great use for a young composer seeking to oranise o structure his or her pieces. The aricle is assertive on explaining these four methods to enable the development of a basic theme. We are looking forward to hear what you think 🙂
  3. Hello everyone. I'm trying to find some special percussion techniques and effects (like bow with a team tam or a cortales). I want to see what can I fit in prices for the future. If anyone has a table of techniques (and maybe sound samples) I'd like to see them!
  4. So I'm writing a new piece (I've decided to call it "The Age of Aegis") and I have a couple of questions for how to write things out in a score 1) When writing for stopped horns, should I write the pitch I want to sound or the pitch that will play when stopped? (ex. should I write a concert C if I want that played or a Concert Db so when played it sounds Concert C) 2)I know that Clarinets can do their own version of "Bells Up" (Thank you John Mackey), but can Oboes and English Horns (and to that extent Soprano Saxophones) do the same thing?
  5. Hello there! I'm a composer that's new to the Orchestral Setting and have some possibly general questions. I understand very little about String Instruments (Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass) and would like to know some techniques that I could use in my music, or even ways to divide up each section (I've seen things like 2 desks in Violin parts and understand that, but I don't know much else). Would string players please explain some extended techniques to me? Thank you in advance!
  6. 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
  7. Just thought I'd share this very effective way of coming up with music in my head: Meditate until you've built up enough concentration that it lasts for a half-hour or so after you've finished. Close off all sources of light into a room, then lie down somewhere comfortable (I do this at night lying in bed). Stick earplugs in your ears to cut off background noise (very important I find even if there are only faint sounds of traffic). Spend about 10 minutes thinking up as much original music as possible of any kind until you become relaxed, unselfconscious and generally in a state of creative 'flow'. Then start directing your imagination towards the ideas that you want. I think this is so effective (for me) because it kind of works like a sensory-deprivation tank. I realise that many people don't find in-head composing effective at all, but for those who do, you should definitely give this a try. I find I can come-up with far more original melodies than when I'm improvising, and the better I get at meditation, the more effective this technique becomes. I just hope this all doesn't sound too weird in an off-putting way.
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