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Please give suggestions for this symphony.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Serenity Laine Feb 23. 28 Replies

Hi everyone,Since a few days I'm composing this symphony in the classical style to make myself acquinted with basic composition techniques again and I'm having some trouble. Everything up to measure…Continue

Piano Trio in E minor (help me please!)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marijn Hartkamp Jul 30, 2016. 3 Replies

Hi guys,I've been on vacation for some while in Germany so it has been a while since I last visited the forum, but here I am again. During my vacation I did a lot of work on a piano trio (cello,…Continue

Building a good basis for composition.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rodney Carlyle Money Jun 13, 2016. 4 Replies

Hi guys,I've already posted some things around this forum but recently I realized that until now I've only tried to compose by just diving into it without any basic knowledge of anything that…Continue

Composition Process

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Porter Jun 15, 2016. 21 Replies

Hi guys,So I have a question that has wandered around my mind a lot lately. I came upon it when I started working on two cello sonatas (G major and G minor). In the beginning I don't really have an…Continue

 

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Serenity Laine replied to Marijn Hartkamp's discussion Please give suggestions for this symphony.
"Actually, Dave Dexter's Concordance adds a new dimension to this discussion.  That's excellent work, in a very similar vein.  It might pay to ask, about both pieces (one orchestral, one a chamber work) which phase of…"
Feb 23
Serenity Laine replied to Marijn Hartkamp's discussion Please give suggestions for this symphony.
"Without even listening, one can tell the two files are different.  One is 4.5 MB.  The earlier file is 4.6 MB. He has obviously not uploaded the same file as he did before.  If the two files sound the same, we might want to ask,…"
Feb 23
H. S. Teoh replied to Marijn Hartkamp's discussion Please give suggestions for this symphony.
"Did you upload the right file?  'cos it sounds the same as the previous version to me."
Feb 20
Marijn Hartkamp replied to Marijn Hartkamp's discussion Please give suggestions for this symphony.
"Hi, Now following your advice. How does this sound? Pretty good to me! Thanks."
Feb 20
H. S. Teoh replied to Marijn Hartkamp's discussion Please give suggestions for this symphony.
"Finally got around to this again. I liked your sudden modulation to the dominant of the dominant key... but IMO it's a bit too sudden for a piece that's trying to sound like Mozart.  I stick by my previous comment that you should not…"
Feb 20
Dave Dexter replied to Marijn Hartkamp's discussion Please give suggestions for this symphony.
"It's a little too building-block for my taste - it sounds like you've more or less transcribed Mozart pieces section by section and then attached the bits together. But in itself, that's quite an achievement. I'd be interested in…"
Feb 18
Marijn Hartkamp replied to Marijn Hartkamp's discussion Please give suggestions for this symphony.
"Hi all, I just wanted to give you this update on the composition process. What do you think so far?"
Feb 18
Greg Brus replied to Marijn Hartkamp's discussion Please give suggestions for this symphony.
"I wake up later than you, Ray :("
Feb 14
Dave Dexter replied to Marijn Hartkamp's discussion Please give suggestions for this symphony.
"Parody, definitionally, does not necessarily connote a comedic intention. You were and are approaching the term as if this is the only interpretation. A musical parody can be executed with no comedic intention at all."
Feb 9
Kristofer Emerig replied to Marijn Hartkamp's discussion Please give suggestions for this symphony.
"No matter how erroneous and unfounded, there is little to say in contradicting such allegations. Demonstrable evidence is the only recourse. Here is a sonata which I actually did author, for comparison:"
Feb 8
DriscollMusick replied to Marijn Hartkamp's discussion Please give suggestions for this symphony.
"Marijn, you asked this forum for specific advice about a particular passage of an unfinished work.  In my response I avoided any comment on style, because 1) you didn't ask for comments on that and 2) by your profile, you are 16 year…"
Feb 6
gregorio X replied to Marijn Hartkamp's discussion Please give suggestions for this symphony.
"Ray, if one is learning about composition, one of the ways, it seems to me, is studying styles from past eras, and even mimicking, to see clearly how it was put together.. It seems quite natural part for the process for  young composer.…"
Feb 6
Marijn Hartkamp replied to Marijn Hartkamp's discussion Piano Trio in E minor (help me please!)
"Hi and thanks for responding, The 8-bar triplet section isn't part of the theme yet. It is just a way to reinforce the modulation from E minor to G major for the ear by preparing a perfect cadence. I've come up with a theme already,…"
Jul 30, 2016
gregorio X replied to Marijn Hartkamp's discussion Piano Trio in E minor (help me please!)
"continuing, … But, otoh, if you hear the last eight bars written as the Start of the next theme, then, having the last 4 bars repeat the previous 4 bars doesn't seem, to my mind, a good idea.  If you Do hear the last 8 bars as the…"
Jul 30, 2016
gregorio X replied to Marijn Hartkamp's discussion Piano Trio in E minor (help me please!)
"Hi Marijn, It seems that the last 8 bars you have written Are the set up to the next theme.   Given that, it seems to me you must then come up with the theme, and then decide how you will treat the triplets, (whether they are handled solely by…"
Jul 30, 2016
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Piano Trio in E minor (help me please!)

Hi guys,I've been on vacation for some while in Germany so it has been a while since I last visited the forum, but here I am again. During my vacation I did a lot of work on a piano trio (cello, violin, piano) in E minor. I composed from the beginning through the transition to the second theme in about four weeks but now that I've come at the point where I'm almost at the beginning of the second theme.I introduced a triplet figure in the piano and accompaniment in the left hand in contrary…See More
Jul 30, 2016

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Small Ensemble, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Netherlands
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I am a 16 year old pianist and composer, who loves to compose in the classical music style. Mostly Beethoven and early Brahms.

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