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About our drives and ways

I think music is way more about wisdom (as in dealing with the ambiguous) and judgment (as a sense, a sense that is in aligment with realit…

Started by Lucas Oliveira Krumenaur

16 18 hours ago
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Ocean drum

Does anyone on this forum have any experience composing anything including a part for Ocean Drum?  Is there any standard way of scoring it…

Started by Jon Corelis

4 Aug 12
Reply by Jon Corelis

Effective spotting

I'm new to this forum, so 'hi' :-) I have to admit, the hardest part for me is spotting correctly. Do it wrong, and you waste a lot of tim…

Started by Markus Stone

2 Jul 28
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Which way you prefer for composing

1: Using FL studio or other software to compose directly. 2: Humming or playing with an instrument, then interpret into notation. 3: Writin…

Started by Xiang Li

8 Jul 7
Reply by Jon Corelis

Question about Notation

Hello, everyone! I look forward to joining in on some musical discussions as most of my peers aren't all that into sitting for hours decidi…

Started by Matt Baker

15 May 18
Reply by Matt Baker

Specific goal in tricky time signature

I'm a mostly self-taught composer working on an opera that sets a prose text.  The time signatures change wildly to reflect speech rhythms.…

Started by Scott Andrew Hutchins

19 Nov 10, 2018
Reply by Stephen Lines

How can I learn to write atonal music?

I want to ask the question that was suggested in another thread because I think it's important. The question is: How should an inexperience…

Started by Ingo Lee

88 Jul 23, 2018
Reply by Nick Capocci

How to Compose Epic Music

Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito

Started by Bob Morabito

3 Jun 20, 2018
Reply by Bob Morabito

Writing a Passacaglia

Hello, I am planning to write a Passacaglia for small orchestra on an already given theme. It is meant to be relatively modern, but (mostly…

Started by Tillerich

10 May 19, 2018
Reply by Socrates Arvanitakis

Finding my American Voice

Hi Colleagues, Recently the phrase "Finding an American Voice" came up in a post Julie Harris put up about her excellent work "Shortnin' Br…

Started by Gav Brown

12 Apr 14, 2018
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