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Course Project

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce Pearson Aug 18, 2016. 9 Replies

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

Horn Transposition Chart - pdf

Started May 6, 2016 0 Replies

This helped me with the score to Sym. Fantastique.…Continue

Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique

Started May 5, 2016 0 Replies

Today, it was just one thing after another that led me, finally, to listening to a performance of Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique conducted by the inestimable conductor Mariss Jansons.I heard…Continue

Hi...New Member Here...first post

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce Pearson Apr 30, 2016. 19 Replies

I am a new member and have posted my first piece of music on my page: Andante #1 in Gm. Here is a SoundCloud…Continue

 

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Bruce Pearson replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Bach
"Roger, you ARE a philosopher! Never got that "humor" at all. Emo Phillips was more my speed......BP"
Apr 14
Bruce Pearson replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Bach
"Unfortunately, history seems replete with them..."
Apr 14
Bruce Pearson replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Bach
""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?"
Apr 14
Bruce Pearson replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Bach
"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…"
Apr 14
Bruce Pearson replied to Josh Plotner's discussion Writing for Woodwinds
"I echo Ingo..An you have some great chops indeed. "
Aug 31, 2016
Bruce Pearson replied to Bruce Pearson's discussion Course Project
"New score...meas. 3"
Aug 18, 2016
Bruce Pearson replied to Bruce Pearson's discussion Course Project
"I do plenty of writing just for practice...this fits right in... Thanks"
Aug 18, 2016
H. S. Teoh replied to Bruce Pearson's discussion Course Project
"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…"
Aug 18, 2016
Bruce Pearson replied to Bruce Pearson's discussion Course Project
"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…"
Aug 18, 2016
Bruce Pearson replied to Bruce Pearson's discussion Course Project
"Hi Bob, Thanks for the input. I did lower the Eng. Horn an octave(!). So much better!"
Aug 18, 2016
Lara Poe replied to Bruce Pearson's discussion Course Project
"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.…"
Aug 17, 2016
H. S. Teoh replied to Bruce Pearson's discussion Course Project
"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…"
Aug 17, 2016
H. S. Teoh replied to Bruce Pearson's discussion Course Project
"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…"
Aug 17, 2016
Bob Porter replied to Bruce Pearson's discussion Course Project
"Bruce, 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…"
Aug 17, 2016
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Course Project

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
Aug 16, 2016
Bruce Pearson replied to Marijn Hartkamp's discussion Composition Process
"I'm not so sure. I've heard Mozart's musical joke, K. 522, and I don't get it... :P bp"
Jun 14, 2016

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Songs
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Orchestral
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
California
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.

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First music post.

Posted on April 15, 2016 at 4:20pm 0 Comments

I just added a brief composition to my page.

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At 11:37am on June 9, 2016, Larry Elliott said…

Hi Bruce,

Very nice feel to Andante #1. Thanks for sharing.

Very best,

Larry Elliott

 

At 10:57am on April 14, 2016, Tyler Hughes said…

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