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is perfect pitch an advantage to a composer?

I saw that Julie Harris mentioned in a blog post that her composition students "mostly have perfect pitch".  How much advantage does perfe…

Started by Manfred Goop

5 2 hours ago
Reply by Julie Harris

"OH sounded GREAT yesterday..What happened???"

Has this ever happened to you? You write something you think sounds TERRIFIC, and then the next time you hear it and it sounds like..well..…

Started by Bob Morabito

6 on Thursday
Reply by Mike Hewer

Per Nørgård and his infinity series

Started by Bob Morabito

4 Nov 13
Reply by Stephen Ferre

Unmeasured Prelude Notation?

Hi All!  I am new to this site and this is my first actual post on the site, so I am excited get the input on this.  I am currently working…

Started by William Fritz

6 Nov 9
Reply by Stephen Ferre

What is your biggest obstacle to composing in the way you want your music to sound?

Is it time constraints? Not knowing how to technically do what you want to do? Not knowing enough theory?  Notation? Cant afford the pro…

Started by Bob Morabito

13 Nov 1
Reply by Bob Morabito

Amazing Counterpoint: Analysis of C Sharp Minor Fugue from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I Thanks Bob

Started by Bob Morabito

0 Oct 3

Shostakovich, Shchedrin, Kapustin : 24 Preludes and Fugues, by each composer

Shostakovich - 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87 [Audio + Score] Rodion Shchedrin: 24 Prelude…

Started by Bob Morabito

0 Sep 22

The use of sugar as a composing aid?

I very much avoid eating sweets most of the time as Im a dyed in the wool "cookie monster" (cake too :) and only once in a blue moon do I i…

Started by Bob Morabito

18 Jul 28
Reply by Boot Hamilton

Compositions based on literary sources

Hi dear community,I recently thought a lot about literary inspirations for musical works. In my Œuvre there are already a few pieces with a…

Started by Roland Mair-Gruber

5 Jul 22
Reply by Socrates Arvanitakis

Daily practice exercises/challenges?

Does anyone have a good guideline for how to structure a daily practice for composing? This subject has been giving me trouble. Should I w…

Started by Tori Stark

1 Jul 14
Reply by Bob Morabito


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