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Clark Nichols
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  • Moraga, CA
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  • 1.
    Nocturne for Clarinet and Electronics
  • 2.
    Suite for Strings and 8bit
  • 3.
    After Foxwhin and ShoFoxovich
  • 4.
    Piano Etude No.7
  • 5.
    Chamber Piece (WIP)
  • 6.
    Prelude for String Trio
  • 7.
    Short Piece for Viola and Piano
  • 8.
  • 9.
  • 10.
    Coastal Morning, for Chamber Orchestra
  • 11.
  • 12.
    Sketch for Symphony
  • 13.
    Chamber Orchestra Piece
  • 14.
    4 Part Sketch
  • 15.
    First Piece I've ever written
  • 16.
    String Quartet No.3 Movement 1
  • 17.
    Piano Quartet in A minor retry (what I have so far)
  • 18.
    Symphony in a Day 1 Movement 3
  • 19.
    Symphony in a Day 1 Movement 2
  • 20.
    Symphony in a Day 1 Movement 1

Clark Nichols's Discussions

Chaconne for Alto flute and guitar

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lara Poe Apr 21, 2012. 9 Replies

This is a chaconne for alto flute and guitar I wrote over the past 2 months or so.It is based on the following chords (sometimes they don't all appear in proportion, for example: before the last…Continue

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Help me put together a piano practice regiment.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sylvester Wager Jan 13, 2012. 1 Reply

Hello everybody. I am currently learning Ravel's Piano Concerto in G! I since I lack some of the technique/discipline required, I was wondering if anyone had suggestions on pieces to learn that will…Continue

Piano Etude No. 7

Started Jan 4, 2012 0 Replies

Here is my 7th piano etude. I'm trying to really make my writing fast and interesting (taking influence from the piano etudes of David Rakowski, the works of John Adams, and the works of Philip…Continue

The Solo Classical Guitar repertiore

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Allan Dec 26, 2011. 8 Replies

Hello fellow people who spend hours staring at pieces of paper hoping to get something of value accomplished (or so it feels like we stare at pieces of paper for hours)! Very soon I have to start…Continue

Tags: guitar., solo


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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Moraga, United States
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
I am 16 years old, I love writing music. My current goal is to write a piano concerto. I am also a synesthete..

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At 12:15pm on December 30, 2011, Allison Danielle said…

So, I just synced my iPod touch with my iTunes library for the first time since I reinstalled Windows yesterday. While scrolling through my artists, your name popped up. I'm not sure how it got in there, but I thought it was kind of funny. Haha...

At 3:21am on December 16, 2011, Dave said…

Hey.  Yes, I live in Japan. It's great here, I've been in the Tokyo area for around 10 years now.

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At 8:20pm on November 29, 2011, Tao Wen said…

how did you know 你好?

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At 2:09pm on November 23, 2011, ThePlatypus said…

Thanks :)

At 1:18am on June 13, 2011, Tom Jensen said…

nice tunes. go listen to some mahler!! i suggest his 5th symphony, or 6th symphony, and get the scores from,_Gustav

listen to the music, and follow the scores at the same time.... it opens up a whole new world of orchestration and musical gesture. in particular, check out the "adagietto" from his 5th symphony. beautiful!

At 11:18pm on June 8, 2011, Tyler Hughes said…
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Posted on December 21, 2011 at 3:01pm 0 Comments

Today was a good day, I made progress on my magnum opus, my lovely piano concerto that I started planning out months ago (no key signature yet, I'll see where my harmony takes me)!

Though in particular, the 2nd movement.

It starts on a low D (much like a Satie waltz) and then goes into the B below mid c + an f# (in 3/4) 

then much like a satie waltz it goes down to D again, and hits B + G, but in two higher octaves of…


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