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Symphony No. 3: Ode to College

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrence Aurich May 15. 5 Replies

https://youtu.be/-_uN9UVMBccThe score is a mess. I didn't go back and clean it up because I wanted to post this as soon as it was finished. I also don't…Continue

Symphony No. 3 Movement I (Incomplete)

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Driscoll Apr 16. 3 Replies

So I started writing a third symphony, with the same instrumentation as the…Continue

Symphony No. 1 and Symphony No. 2

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Porter Apr 9. 1 Reply

So these are some "symphonies" that I made. The first one I guess isn't actually a symphony, and I called it one kind of as a joke. The second one, however, is 20 minutes long and has three distinct…Continue

Hi, I'm new

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Apr 14. 1 Reply

Hi, my name is Kyle Benjamin Ross, and I'm new to the forums. I live in Pennsylvania and I'm currently in my early 20s. In terms of creating music, I am not a serious or competent composer by any…Continue

 

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Lawrence Aurich replied to Kyle Benjamin Ross's discussion Symphony No. 3: Ode to College
"Kyle,      I very much enjoyed the first two movements, didn't hear the third.  How would you describe this genre, new age?, jazz? rock/jazz?  My only criticism.  Don't use repeats for one or two…"
May 15
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to Kyle Benjamin Ross's discussion Symphony No. 3: Ode to College
"In the real world of acoustic instruments the other mallet instruments would cover those parts. "
May 14
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to Kyle Benjamin Ross's discussion Symphony No. 3: Ode to College
"If I was you I would rework the entire piece and score it for percussion ensemble so it would be publishable and marketable for publishing companies especially the 1st movement. Drop the guitar, bass, cheesy slow strings which you definitely…"
May 14
Kyle Benjamin Ross posted a discussion

Symphony No. 3: Ode to College

https://youtu.be/-_uN9UVMBccThe score is a mess. I didn't go back and clean it up because I wanted to post this as soon as it was finished. I also don't know how to clean it up.This piece is made up mostly of old material that I came up with 5+ years ago but never did anything with. I have worked on this since mid-April. The title... I guess I probably shouldn't have called this a symphony, but I did anyway. This is an ode to college. For the past…See More
May 13
John Driscoll replied to Kyle Benjamin Ross's discussion Symphony No. 3 Movement I (Incomplete)
"Hi Kyle, Why do you refer to this as a "Symphony"?  Symphony is a term that 99% of the time refers to a work for orchestra, so the title doesn't fit for a piece written for a relatively small chamber ensemble.  It also often…"
Apr 16
Kyle Benjamin Ross replied to Kyle Benjamin Ross's discussion Symphony No. 3 Movement I (Incomplete)
"Here is the original "composition"."
Apr 16
Kyle Benjamin Ross replied to Kyle Benjamin Ross's discussion Symphony No. 3 Movement I (Incomplete)
"Here is the original "Symphony"."
Apr 16
Kyle Benjamin Ross posted a discussion

Symphony No. 3 Movement I (Incomplete)

So I started writing a third symphony, with the same instrumentation as the previous two. I remembered that I have a lot of unused material that I wrote years ago. Some of it is probably 5 years old or older at this point. I took two things that I wrote, and put them together to create what is intended to be the intro to Movement I. The originals, "composition" and…See More
Apr 16
Gav Brown replied to Kyle Benjamin Ross's discussion Hi, I'm new
"Welcome Kyle, We have some similar influences, I too am a fan of Copland and 80s music (the 90s began to lose me!). Hope you enjoy your time here with us and thanks for sharing a little about yourself! Gav"
Apr 14
Bob Porter replied to Kyle Benjamin Ross's discussion Symphony No. 1 and Symphony No. 2
"Welcome to the forum. I listened to the first piece. Thanks for posting this. I could tell even before I went to your page that you were a band geek. So was I. I played trumpet and was drum major.  A note on notation. For your purposes, you can…"
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Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Small Ensemble
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
80's/90's and Jazz
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Camp Hill, PA
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.
Hi, I'm new to the forums. I live in Pennsylvania and I'm currently in my early 20s. In terms of creating music, I am not a serious or competent composer by any means, but sometimes I'll think of a melody or something and try to put it into MuseScore. I'm also not very well versed in music theory, and therefore I don't really know what I'm doing. But, I throw some things together and things start to happen, and it sounds alright to me. I'm proud of what I've made, even if it's no Beethoven.

I'm currently attempting to finish up community college, majoring in Computer Networking Technology. I have not taken any college classes related to music as of yet.

However, in high school, I was in Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and Marching Band. In Concert Band/Wind Ensemble, I was a percussionist, and in Marching Band I was in the pit. Because of this, I tend to favor using instruments such as marimba and vibraphone in my compositions, as opposed to wind or brass instruments that I really know nothing about.

My favorite composer is Aaron Copland. I also love listening to 80's and 90's music.
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