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Blossom for String Quartet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown yesterday. 10 Replies

Hello Colleagues,In the past couple of years I've been working with traditional classical instruments, something which is new for me, I mostly write progressive-rock- and jazz- influenced piano…Continue

THANK YOU!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Nov 3. 2 Replies

Hello to all members,Special thanks to all who contributed to the Annual Donation Campaign this year! You gave $80, and it's much appreciated! It says that among a world of free forums which are out…Continue

Notes on self-publishing of sheet music

Started this discussion. Last reply by Saul Dzorelashvili Oct 26. 11 Replies

I am on several sites and thought I’d share what I’ve found for those who are considering it. This isn’t comprehensive research, just some quick impressionsScore Exchange - free to sign up, allows…Continue

Animals Contest - DEADLINE APPROACHING!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown yesterday. 67 Replies

Hello members! Composers’ Forum is proposing the following contest - write a piece of music about an animal. The piece can be any instrumentation, any style, and should be of 2 minutes duration or…Continue

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Gav Brown replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion Scherzo In C sharp minor - Presto (Score Included)
"Hi Saul, nothing to add. BTW I have used Finale for years and am pretty good at the basics. If you get stuck on something, feel free to pm me or post publically and I will try to help. Best - Gav"
14 hours ago
Gav Brown replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion Scherzo In C sharp minor - Presto (Score Included)
"Sure Saul - the key points in the score which I would suggest work on to prepare the score for sale are:1) Dynamics2) Spacing of rests - there are many places where the rests touch other elements, they shouldn't3) Horizontal spacing of bars…"
18 hours ago
Gav Brown replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion Scherzo In C sharp minor - Presto (Score Included)
"Hi Saul, If you hope to sell the score, I would have suggestions then, but if you are just generating it to provide a visual aid so we can look at it here, no comments on that - Gav"
21 hours ago
SOHAN left a comment for Gav Brown
"Hi Gav, thanks :) "
yesterday
Gav Brown replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion Scherzo In C sharp minor - Presto (Score Included)
"Hi Saul, This sounds ok to me, though it seems like it could use some dynamic variance, the whole thing comes across as being fortissimo, which doesn't match the p marking in the score. There are a number of issues I could mention about the…"
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Gav Brown replied to Emily Bond's discussion New Piece: Reflections of an Evening
"Hi Emily, The piece on Soundcloud is 4:01 in length, I see that it starts to dimuendo around 3:49, there is about 5 seconds of sound after that during which there are almost no notes playing, and then the last 5 seconds or so is quiet. It has the…"
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Gav Brown replied to Emily Bond's discussion New Piece: Reflections of an Evening
"Hello Emily, This is an evocative work which envelops one in the sound and moodiness of it. The picture on your Soundlcloud of a snowy winter's evening seems to me to match the mood quite well. A memorable melody and a sweet and simple approach…"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Blossom for String Quartet
"Hi Emily, thanks, glad you liked! I do like to approach harmony in unconventional ways, ways which might stretch the idea of consonance. It's something I mostly picked up from jazz, where just about anything seems possible through extended…"
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Charles Holt replied to Gav Brown's discussion Blossom for String Quartet
"I noticed what I assume is a mistake around 41-48 in that the cello when arpeggiating a Cm is playing Enat instead of Eb. Unless you intended for the cello to clash with the higher strings which are unambiguously minor."
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Emily Bond replied to Gav Brown's discussion Blossom for String Quartet
"I loved the whole composition, it was consistent throughout.  Especially liked the marcato repeated note opening, it drew me right in.  Also, starting at M. 42 the whole note melody in the 1st violin on top of changing, surprising…"
yesterday
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Animals Contest - DEADLINE APPROACHING!
"7th entry is in, thank you! The deadline to have your entry to me is 11/30/18 at 5 pm EST"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Animals Contest
"6th entry is in, thanks! The deadline to have your entry to me is 11/30/18 at 5 pm EST"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Blossom for String Quartet
"Thanks so much for listening and your comments Ingo! I could never have produced that sound without NotePerformer, what a difference! Gav"
Wednesday
Ingo Lee replied to Gav Brown's discussion Blossom for String Quartet
"Hey Gav, this is a cool blend styles to my ear, I hear classical figures and contemporary melodies and progressions in a nice mix.  Sound is good too!"
Wednesday
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion How to get comments on your music
"HI Graeme, You have summed up quite well some things which may lend people towards not replying. I can tell you that I am personally less likely to respond to a longer work, or at least delay my response until the weekend when I have more time to…"
Tuesday
Graeme Helliwell replied to Gav Brown's discussion How to get comments on your music
"I'm as guilty for not posting comments. After months of writing a short piece that became a 40 minute symphony, not a word was said. Probably my own fault for giving a long and rambling description. Possibly because it was awful. Possibly…"
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Modern
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I've been composing music since I was 19. My main influences include Ragtime, Jazz, and Progressive Rock.
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A delightful piano composition - Peacherine Rag

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 12:47am 0 Comments

I started composing because of the music in the movie "The Sting" - the ragtime of Scott Joplin. His music is not only great sounding, but a fun fit fit for the fingers - physically enjoyable to play. Here's a piece which was not in The Sting, but which is a delightful example of his work - about 3 minutes long -

http://youtu.be/Z8c8eFXNolg

Shatner of the Mount

Posted on November 22, 2014 at 7:35pm 0 Comments

I think it's hilarious, perhaps you will enjoy it too

http://youtu.be/HU2ftCitvyQ

Some Water Music

Posted on November 6, 2014 at 1:10am 0 Comments

Another composer has posted recently on the forum about a piece he wrote inspired by French music which is about fountains. I won’t post this on his thread, which is about his composition, but thought you might enjoy it - ragtime composers liked to compose on this theme too, and one of my favorites in this genre is a piece written by a guy named Robert Hampton called “Cataract Rag.” (Cataract is a synonym for Waterfall). The middle section (starting at about 1:50) particularly is delightful…

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The Laser Farm Dialogues

Posted on August 17, 2014 at 5:14pm 0 Comments

Hi all,

Joe Wall is a Baltimore composer who does interesting things. I once got to see a multimedia presentation of this piece by him, about how, as a small child, he mused on the satellite program. I've never forgotten it. I find it meditative and hypnotic. I've been looking for it for years online and finally found it. The last few words spoken I particularly find affecting. Hope you like it.…

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At 12:03am on November 18, 2018, SOHAN said…

Hi Gav, thanks :) 

At 12:23pm on October 30, 2018, Matt Wheatley said…

Thanks Gav!

At 5:21am on October 30, 2018, Craig Lints said…

And how do I delete the pdf ?

At 10:24pm on October 22, 2018, Craig Lints said…

Gav,

I am confused.  How do I add music?

How do I access it when it is loaded?

I loaded a .pdf and an .mp3 and wanted to add some comments for the public, but it only allowed me to enter the composer.  How do I add comments to my work ?

Now I can't figure out how to access what I loaded again ?

At 11:51am on October 21, 2018, Craig Lints said…

Gav,

I work in MuseScore and would like to post my work in .mscz format.

If not, then at least in a .pdf. 

But it appears I can only post an .mp3 

Am I missing something?

Also, is there anything I need to do to protect copyright ?

craig lints

At 10:33am on October 16, 2018, Elias Luukkanen said…

Thank you! great to be here!

At 9:13am on October 2, 2018, Timothy Smith said…

Thank you Gav!

At 6:17pm on October 1, 2018, Mike Malstrom said…

Thank you for the welcome and accepting me.

At 10:14pm on September 26, 2018, SunJunqing said…

Thank you for your help~

At 9:18pm on September 5, 2018, Sumiko Sato said…

Thank you. Looking forward to participate!

 
 
 

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