Chris Merritt will do section 1 and end in G major at 140 bpm
The sections will be pieced together IN THIS ORDER LISTED BELOW. Pick 2 adjacent chords and make one the beginning and the next the ending. Remember: These chords and tempos do not have to define your section, you just have to use them and the proper tempo up front and at the end for the transitions.
Pick your two and reply below with your choice. So no one else does the same section. We are calling "sections" of this one piece "tracks."
You will notice that some tracks are underlined and are links - this means the composer has completed them and the link is to the mp3, so you can hear it. The underlined composers' names are links to their pages here on the Composer' Forum.
When we have a few consecutive tracks submitted, we will make a master audio file with them crossfaded in tempo and post it, so you can hear! Then as more are added, we will add them to the master file, slowly building the World's Longest Through Composed Piece!
I have completed CM to GM140. Take a listen and see how I left plenty of room for the next section to come in over my ending. Also, I was not limited by the tempos exept to get to the transitions. It was fun! Whaddya's think?
Hi Mike! The cool thing is that, being alongside other composers will make us all want to do our best. I'm "redoing" my part with real violin and such, so I will post a new file when it is complete. I hope you will jump in with us!
The only reason to post fast is to allow other composers "around" your section to hear what they will transition to / from. Since nobody has claimed those areas, take your time and make it awesome! Write a blog about the process, maybe!
Right, Phil. WITHIN your section, you can do anything. Any key any tempo, whatever. You just have to get to and from the chosen keys and tempo. Do you want to start with Dm and go to Am (track 39?) Or start with Gm and end with Dm (track 38?) Also, I think Chris Alpiar volunteered to mock up your section. Did I see him post that somewhere or am I imagining that? Here's a premix file of my section. Imagine you had to write the next section after that. It's composed to allow the next composer to start their music OVER mine. Crossfade between the two. That will probably work much better that a hard cut and new start, so keep that in mind.
Thanks Chris! I think I'm going to lurk for a while. I'm not confident enough in my abilities yet... however, the list is long, and I think you'll see me join in eventually when I have had some more practice with orchestration and mixing ;)
By the way, your files are fine, I just have some issue with Firefox and its Quicktime plugin.
I'm afraid the formula you have setup is anti-musical. The only way to compose music is within the context of knowing what happens along the time line- what melodies and themes have already been created and developed, etc. and also having an idea of where the music will go.