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Real metric modulation?

Does anyone know of any techniques for modulating from one time signature to another, without changing tempo? (Mostly when people say "metr…

Started by Ethan Moore

10 16 hours ago
Reply by Ethan Moore

Does anyone know of a really good resource for proper notation for Harp?

I love the sound of the harp and often compose parts for it. However, I have zero experience with the instrument and end up writing for it…

Started by MM Coston

11 Jan 10
Reply by John Driscoll

Emotions and Colors associated with Musical keys; also Pitch associated with Colors

These articles contain a selection of information from the Internet about the emotion or mood associated with musical keys, and also the co…

Started by Bob Morabito

11 Jan 6
Reply by MM Coston

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

8 Jan 3
Reply by William Fritz

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

25 Dec 7, 2017
Reply by Lara Poe

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

16 Dec 2, 2017
Reply by Ray Kemp

When to change key signatures>?

At what point is it necessary to change key signatures? Sometimes I notice, say, Chopin will switch key signatures just for a few bars, whi…

Started by Joel

1 Dec 1, 2017
Reply by Gav Brown

"OH NO..it 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

7 Nov 21, 2017
Reply by Ian Ring

Per Nørgård and his infinity series

http://web.archive.org/web/20071010091253/http://www.pernoergaard.dk/eng/strukturer/uendelig/uindhold.html

Started by Bob Morabito

4 Nov 13, 2017
Reply by Stephen Ferre

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP-8C1UF1mE Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito

Started by Bob Morabito

0 Oct 3, 2017

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