I have been doing an online course in classical composition. During the course I composed many examples for my edification. This piece is a grab bag of themes using most of what I learned in the…Continue
""True Genius"? Define it.. How would you recognize it? Prodigy? If asked who was the "greatest" prodigy most would answer Mozart, I would guess. Who would automatically offer Saint-Saëns? I would, but, who knew?"
"Bach...well, there's a subject.
It's important to realize that Bach worked at the end of an extraordinarily fertile period of musical development. Bach, born, in 1685, was just 13 years old when Peri composed what was ostensibly the…"
"Don't worry too much about not getting it right. Many of these issues sort themselves out with more experience, so just keep writing!
A useful exercise that I used to do when I was young was to take a single melody (perhaps write one…"
"Great thanks to HS and Lara. Of course, now I'm not sure I got a single note right!
It will probably take me a week to work through the issues pointed out That's good.
@Lara - Interestingly, my theory book has no entry for…"
"Just a couple things to add to HS' detailed comments– there's a lot of cross relations, and sometimes you seem to have a melody line that almost matches the harmony– they're in the same key but on different chords.…"
"Oh, and just another quick note, the clarinet and English horn are transposing instruments, meaning they sound a major 2nd and and perfect 5th below written pitch, respectively. So in a real-life setting, you'll need to transpose your…"
"Here are some things I found as far as harmony / voice leading are concerned. The first two items we already discussed in the chatbox.
- mm.3-4: the leap from Db to Ab in the double basses sounds awkward. Suggest inserting a passing note to ease the…"
There are some very fun little ideas, here. Keep at it.
I think in a piece this short I wouldn't modulate so much. Although the modulations didn't bother me as much as the lack of cadences. Musical ideas tend to be more clear if…"
I have been doing an online course in classical composition. During the course I composed many examples for my edification. This piece is a grab bag of themes using most of what I learned in the course. . For nearly inexplicable reasons I chose to start with a descending 5-6 progression...lol.Anyway, I am interested in how well the voice-leading sounds. There are several modulations...do they work?I intend to rearrange the material. I haven't gotten to studying classical forms yet. Given the…See More
What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I am now retired from the software development business. I took a hiatus from work and attended CSUN in the early nineties as a music major. I have played and composed music for guitar for years. I am continuing my theory and composing studies and started posting some pieces on Soundsource.