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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 Jan 19, 2018
Reply by Ethan Moore

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, 2018
Reply by William Fritz

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

10 Jan 2, 2018
Reply by Mike Hewer

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 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

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 Thanks Bob

Started by Bob Morabito

0 Oct 3, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017
Reply by Boot Hamilton


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