A slightly facetious piece I've been working on over the past few days to de-stress. The first movement out of eight planned ones. As I don't play a string instrument, I would be very interested to…Continue
Hey guys,I originally envisioned this as a collection of six fugues with borrowed subjects (the composers of which I shall not name just yet, but kudos to those who recognise them). These were to be…Continue
"I did play string instruments, so I may be able to add some thoughts.
Overall, I felt that the dynamics seemed rather flat. No dramatic contrasts or building of tension or anything like that. The Soundcloud waveform betrays that.
"m63 I would be playing C4 3rd position on G string then harmonic open E followed by proper E6. You can indicate with little circle above first E. Any player would think about doing it this way.
You can't glissando across strings BTW."
"Oh I didn't see fff, I was just referencing my own past tastes. Understood re trills. Looking at mm 97, it looks like you're indicating the long notes are trilled because they're tied and it might not be obvious to a player - however…"
"Thank you all for your comments.
Dave, you're right about violin unisons, but I think it wouldn't matter too much if they're incidental and a product of voice crossing. I'll change anything too egregious if I spot them.
"Hi Nate, I'm just an amateur hobbyist, so take my observations as no more than...
for what they are worth. I think Michael has a good insight with the aspect of phrasing;
and that it is an important aspect to the listener. Personally, I…"
Listened all the way through, always a good sign.
Some inventiveness, serious passages and then moments of humour and lightness.
Pleased that you have spent time on phrasing, a mystery to a lot of composers here.
And no problem with…"
"I don't play strings either but based on my own tuition and studies there's a couple of aspects you might consider.It's not concrete, but the Vn 1 generally plays the highest parts, Vn 2 next highest etc. This can be broken as an…"
A slightly facetious piece I've been working on over the past few days to de-stress. The first movement out of eight planned ones. As I don't play a string instrument, I would be very interested to hear any pointers.(I aplogise for the virtual playback.)See More
""That's why I feel a polystylistic, postmodern idiom is so powerful: it seems to me to be the only effective way to provide an ironic critique of the music being written while taking it seriously at the same time"
Yes it is powerful…"