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Hello everyone,I have been working with another composer on this site, who has supplied 5 melodic ideas for a potential contest I'd like to run. Please see attached pdf and mp3. Each contains the 5…Continue
Hello folks - there is a contest which will be coming in June, just wanted to check in with you to get an idea of who might be interested in participating. I've been working with another composer on…Continue
Hello all - contestants were asked to submit a work of no more than about 90 seconds duration to this contest. There were no other limits. 19 members of the Composers' Forum submitted entries! Now we…Continue
I am a big fan of TV show theme songs which I believe require a unique type of composition. It has to be short (usually 1 minute or less), it has to capture the spirit of the show, and in some cases…Continue
Hello all - if you post a link to something offsite which is not your own music, (music or videos or anything else) please consider saying something about it in your post. I am much more likely to follow a link if you describe what it's about than I am if all you do is post the link with no comments or generic comments like "this is great"
Hello everyone, I was so gratified to see that we had a record number of composers (19) participate in the last composition contest (Short shorts), a record number of site members (27) participate in the voting, and also some of the composers have posted their pieces in the Music Dissection forum and gotten a lot of responses, which is just great! I enjoy running contests and am working on a unique idea for the next one. Hope we will continue to see an increased level of participation, and…Continue
It is hard to find anything more beautiful than the music of the 19th century Polish composer Fredric Chopin, who was called "the poet of the piano" because of his lyrical and memorable melodies. I think he's like the Beatles of classical composers. Like them, everything he wrote was memorable and accessible - and short. Here is an example of one of my favorite works by him. The melody is utterly simple, and in the bass, accompanied by divine arpeggios in the right hand. It requires a…Continue