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Sampling music writing software

Started this discussion. Last reply by Graeme Helliwell on Friday. 4 Replies

I have Finale 97, but it's long been buried in storage along with the computer I was using it on.  I attempted to compose an opera on it, but I gave up about 50 bars in when I wanted to add an…Continue

Intellectual property attorneys with opera experience?

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I am working on an opera based on a copyrighted sources.  The owner of the copyright is Marvel Comics.  I have written four times for permission to use their content but have not gotten a response. …Continue

Specific goal in tricky time signature

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Lines on Saturday. 19 Replies

I'm a mostly self-taught composer working on an opera that sets a prose text.  The time signatures change wildly to reflect speech rhythms.  I am writing it for now in piano/vocal with lots of…Continue

 

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Stephen Lines replied to Scott Andrew Hutchins's discussion Specific goal in tricky time signature
"Scott, I must say it's beyond me that you should want to write music with such complex rhythms simply to match the pulse and articulation of the prose...what about recitative? (I'm sure you know what that means but, in case anyone's…"
Saturday
Bob Porter replied to Scott Andrew Hutchins's discussion Specific goal in tricky time signature
"Here's the thing. Notation is based on exact subdivisions. Music is fluid. Not at all exact. People have been giving you suggestions on how to deal with a problem of your own makeing. Let them help you. No one is attacking your premise. If you…"
Saturday
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Scott Andrew Hutchins's discussion Specific goal in tricky time signature
"Makes perfect sense, Gregorio! 32/3 = 10,6667 semi quavers If we turn some of these demi-semis (or whatever) to 32nd note triplets and tie them to the rest (or untie them, as the case may be, I see no problem :-) )"
Saturday
gregorio X replied to Scott Andrew Hutchins's discussion Specific goal in tricky time signature
"so you have 13 - 32nd notes to be divided by 3.. easy.. Each one being a third - would be an 8th note plus 1/3 of a 32nd note - which would be a 1/96th note..  (as One of the 32nd notes must be divided by 3 - and then added to all 3 eighths) so…"
Saturday
Scott Andrew Hutchins replied to Scott Andrew Hutchins's discussion Specific goal in tricky time signature
"Seriously, it seems like no one wants to answer my question, just attack the premise, not to say that there is nothing useful in these responses. Thank you to Socrates, especially.  That may be very useful to me, but not necessarily in this…"
Friday
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Scott Andrew Hutchins's discussion Specific goal in tricky time signature
"Hi Scot. I just had a quick look through this thread and I note the problem and the advice given which I found quite helpful. Because in my life I write a lot of text + vocal music to go with it, I familiarised myself from a very early age with some…"
Friday
Scott Andrew Hutchins replied to Scott Andrew Hutchins's discussion Specific goal in tricky time signature
"Again, no I did not say I was having difficulty reading my own rhythms.  I attempted to teach myself piano many years ago, but only got so far.  The coordination was a problem for me, and my parents never got me piano lessons even though I…"
Friday
Bob Porter replied to Scott Andrew Hutchins's discussion Specific goal in tricky time signature
"Scott, Feel free to disregard this post, if you like.  Personally,  I might tend think that setting prose to music is a problem. Consider how many different ways there are to say most any line in Shakespeare. The actor gets to say the line…"
Friday
Scott Andrew Hutchins replied to Scott Andrew Hutchins's discussion Specific goal in tricky time signature
"Again, no I did not say I was having difficulty reading my own rhythms.  I attempted to teach myself piano many years ago, but only got so far.  The coordination was a problem for me, and my parents never got me piano lessons even though I…"
Friday
gregorio X replied to Scott Andrew Hutchins's discussion Specific goal in tricky time signature
"Yes, you did… here is the whole quote: From the 'attorney's post'.. am working on an opera based on a copyrighted sources. The owner of the copyright is Marvel Comics. I have written four times for permission to use their…"
Friday
Scott Andrew Hutchins replied to Scott Andrew Hutchins's discussion Specific goal in tricky time signature
"I didn't say that.  I just said I'm not that good at sight-singing ion general, and that others have had issues with my handwriting."
Friday
gregorio X replied to Scott Andrew Hutchins's discussion Specific goal in tricky time signature
""especially as you mention (in another post)  that You are having trouble reading your own rhythms to sing)!!)" !!!"
Friday
Scott Andrew Hutchins replied to Scott Andrew Hutchins's discussion Specific goal in tricky time signature
"How should I write that tuplet for the effect I want?"
Friday
gregorio X replied to Scott Andrew Hutchins's discussion Specific goal in tricky time signature
""The music follows the natural rhythm of the text rather than the other way around.  " Yes, I get that… but one's task, arguably, as a Composer - is to translate that in such way, that it is not so hard to figure on the…"
Friday
gregorio X replied to Scott Andrew Hutchins's discussion Specific goal in tricky time signature
"Yes, and/or perhaps the rhythms should be lengthened (of the whole section)  by double for easier figuring.."
Friday
Scott Andrew Hutchins replied to Scott Andrew Hutchins's discussion Specific goal in tricky time signature
"The time signature is determined by the vocal line, which is a sixteenth, a dotted sixteenth, a dotted eighth, and an eighth.  The words are "back of her neck." "
Friday

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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?
minimalism
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
New York
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 have been working on an opera for about nine years. I have written a few shorter pieces, including settings of Shakespeare songs. I am primarily self-taught, although I have had some college music theory and history courses while majoring in film.
Website:
scottandrewhutchins.wordpress.com

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At 7:12am on November 6, 2018, Gav Brown said…

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