This is the result of about 6 months constant work. I hope you all like this as much as I do. But I don't want to say too much yet. I've been lurking here for years and just now decided to take the…Continue
I like this. Well done.
I'm just trying to figure out what the high part is. I think it is marked Violin in the video. The articulation and sound seems more like a trumpet. Which is fine, it's a great trumpet part. Just…"
This piece is not the kind of thing I enjoy. It seems a bit mechanical to me. But that is the way things are going. So be it. You need to write what you feel you must.
I will say that I think the ability to take criticism should work both…"
I'm not sure where this thread went south. I have tried to be polite and I have thanked everyone for their input. The written word is not always the best way to communicate. Albeit, the only way we have here. My response to Bob was in the,…"
"I'm afraid I have to agree with Timothy and Bob. With all due respect, there is no reason to defend yourself against polite criticism. If the criticism offends you, the most dignified thing to say is "Thanks for your input."
"I think the main thing here to consider is that we should never take critique personally. It's an opinion, not a baby. I respect all opinions here.
The fact that a time frame of creation was mentioned here should probably not be a factor, but…"
"You know Harold, I did take offense at the tone of your first reply, but I still went ahead and replied to further explain what I thought I had so clearly stated the first time.
You apologized, which I said wasnt necessary, to put this to…"
Thanks for your thoughts. I agree that musicians play what's on the page. But what I find interesting is that it sounds to me that if you were in a group that was going to play this, you would consider playing it slower. And that would…"
"Well actually its both..and only YOU can decide if it needs more work. I feel it does, but minor work to vary it ever so slightly and break the sameness of it, the monotony of it, which to me increases as the piece goes on, and mars the beauty of…"
Thank you for your comments. I am pleased that you took enough interest in this piece to do what you did. I may or may not listen to your file. Out in the real world, different groups will play the same piece differently. Different people…"
"I think this is really well done Harold--very beautiful music.
I do have some problems with all of the instruments seeming to play all of the time, and the rhythmic regularity over so long a period of time.
For myself, I would have dropped the cello…"
I think this piece would be more effective at a much slower tempo - for me, the pulse of the andante seems to take away from the interesting sonorities you've created.
I downloaded your file and slowed it down just to hear what it…"
This is so far beyond anything I can understand. My daddy always says to not jump into the pool to soon, but make sure the water is deep enough first. So I'm kind of sticking a toe into this to get the feel."
What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Small Ensemble, Songs
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Contemporary free style
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
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 university trained in modern composition techniques. I have also done a fair amount of teaching and believe students should not be shackled by too many rules. I write what I want, the way I want to write it.
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