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What is the best way of getting feedback for a composition?

I have tried in the past, but have gotten next to no response from various places, and was just wondering if there was something I could do…

Started by Patrick Boynton

9 Nov 2, 2017
Reply by Dave Dexter

Hello. Farmer George Here - Searching For Honest Critique

         Hello.   I just became a member here and am trying to get a few ears on my original compositions from those who do create  themsel…

Started by George Abbott

9 Jun 14, 2017
Reply by George Abbott

Letting the music breathe

I seem to have this problem where I work a lot on a piece and finish it to my satisfaction, but then listen to it a few months later and no…

Started by eboats

9 Jun 4, 2017
Reply by eboats

The combination of Chamber & Full Ensemble

Hi friends, I have this curiosity between Chamber & Full Ensemble, Most of the time we hear either just chamber section or full huge en…

Started by Amirul Hisham Othman

9 May 17, 2017
Reply by Patrick Brunner

orchestration question re: alternating wind players in same section for long, sustained notes

Suppose I want to have the winds doubling the strings in a slow, sustained section, and there's just no way the wind players can possibly b…

Started by Stephen Brown

38 Dec 22, 2016
Reply by Bob Porter

Contemporary new music time signatures

Hello, I write contemporary classical music (a bit experimental) mostly with Sibelius and often struggle with time signatures, i.e. I'll pu…

Started by eboats

49 Dec 22, 2016
Reply by Stephen Brown

Is there a book for intermediate level composing?

As of a few days ago I am beyond the beginner stage. I've done a 10 minute piano competition. I've changed keys. I've changed time sigs. I…

Started by andrew thornton

6 Dec 19, 2016
Reply by Bob Porter

My story and a great source of info for new composers i discovered.

When i first started composing a some months ago, I was on you-tube listening to composers works, and asking for advice.  I met an amazing…

Started by Steve Yee

2 Dec 6, 2016
Reply by lulu zhang

Question about a symphony I want to write in the future

Good day to everyone. Here's a question I like to ask to anyone who (thinks (s)he) knows the anser... Some of you might have heard my War S…

Started by Erwin van Delft

15 Nov 29, 2016
Reply by Erwin van Delft

Resources on Rhythm? (Transitions, guidelines, etc)

Something that always bugs me is rhythm. Yes I know how to write rhythms and notate them, but I feel like I am reinventing the wheel every…

Started by Igneous01

6 Nov 24, 2016
Reply by Mike Hewer



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