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How can we define music?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Serenity Laine Dec 22, 2016. 754 Replies

The question has come up many times here as to what is music.Isn't that questioned answered by what you compose?Isn't what you write a reflection of what you believe music isand/or should be. Or are you merely imitating the efforts andprecedents…Continue

out with the old and in with the new

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mariza Costa-Cabral Nov 8, 2015. 11 Replies

This is a short piece I had the idea for about 6 months ago,and have been working on, off and on.This is the first part of the musical aspect.I am next, working on the lyrics and eventuallylike to have a broader orchestrated piecethat plays…Continue

The Most Beautiful Symphony in Recent History

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Brown Nov 7, 2015. 316 Replies

Can you hear the music in this?

necessary notation vs. 'ear'

Started this discussion. Last reply by roger stancill Apr 19, 2015. 7 Replies

This is a short piano piece that I wrote years ago andhave been, off and on for a while, attempting to refinethe notation so that the playback resembles the 'live' play.I have finally got to the point where I am satisfied with theright hand , but…Continue


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roger stancill replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion 2016 A Spacey Odyssey finale
"L A, for me, this was too earthbound. I hear 'seafaring' and not space odyssey. That is the 'general impression' I got from a 1 time listening. No matter how you / we intellectualize what we intend to compose, the…"
roger stancill replied to Fabian Frost's discussion Franz Liszt
"Fabian, I would find it difficult to rank Listz. Obviously a creative genius and virtuoso, but somehow, at least to me, in a class different than Bach and Beethoven and Mozart and Hayden and others etc. I think it is that element of…"
Jul 14
roger stancill replied to Nate Fain's discussion Variations
"Nate, this deserves much more attention than it is getting here. I thought it was a phenominal exhibition of creativity and talent. Thanks for sharing this, I really enjoyed listening to it, ... and what a great exercise of interpretative…"
Jul 8
roger stancill replied to Chris Morrison's discussion Nocturne for Piano Trio
"Hi Chris, I guess that I am just 'old school'. To me, this piece is Freak-turne. It did not even come close to what I would enjoy listening to as a "Nocturne' There is nothing human or romantic about it. Fractured spurts of…"
Jul 7
roger stancill replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Competition Proposal
"Mike, what is the smallest group of instruments that will be acceptable ?"
Jul 5
roger stancill replied to Yoshed's discussion Even kings look at the sky
"ps- an afterthought... were you in any way referring to the 'bumper sticker' lol "Wise men still seek Him" ?   just curious   RS "
Jul 2
roger stancill replied to Marijn Hartkamp's discussion Elegy for my sister.
"Gee dave, that is very asstute. (and thanks for letting me slide on my misspelled word ) Closure is an important aspect of healing, and shouldn't be nit picked. Even if  Marijn quoted a poem that someone else wrote, verbatim, the sentiment…"
Jul 2
roger stancill replied to Yoshed's discussion Even kings look at the sky
"Yoshed, I admire and relate to the way you 'conceptualize' each piece you write. The depth of expression is not just the notes. You, as you should, capture  the spirit of the piece in an expression of notes that speak to a…"
Jul 1
roger stancill replied to Marijn Hartkamp's discussion Elegy for my sister.
"M H ,my sympothies for your loss. The piece is 'touching'.and fitting. Bob said it well, 'from your heart to hers'.       RS"
Jul 1
roger stancill replied to Tom Jensen's discussion Fugue in B minor Tranquillo
"Has anyone noticed the absence of someone in particular here lately? It is Mr. Fugue himself  :>} , I'll bet he is hard at work penning the ultimate 'fractal fugue'. or should I say the 'penultimate fugue'.…"
Jun 26
roger stancill replied to Slava Fiks's discussion Thoughts on New Year’s Eve
"Bossa Nova baby.  I wouldn't change a thing. RS"
Jun 24
roger stancill replied to Tom Jensen's discussion Fugue in B minor Tranquillo
"HS, you are a good sport.   As far as I can determime so far, there are of few here that do have an interest and even a passion for "the Fugue'. That's great.... and 'cool'. As best as I can determine so far, that…"
Jun 24

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
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silver spring, md
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
creativity is a reward itself sharing it w/ other like-minded
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i am a self taught piano enthusiast looking to develope one of my favorite passtimes thank you

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At 3:53pm on November 10, 2015, Mariza Costa-Cabral said…

Roger,  Thanks for your comment.  But it wasn't only me, it was you and several other people as well.  We did ok.  Thank you for your comment.

At 4:10am on October 29, 2014, Olmnilnlolm said…
Sorry I didn't answer the friend request long ago.

My interface is quite messed up, so I don't even go to "my page" at hardly.

My Composers forum email does not work at all, at least for SENDING messages.

I can receive, but not send.

Please let me know if you get this.
At 5:19pm on August 26, 2013, Kaisa Kuslapuu said…

Hello Roger! Thanks for the support, I am really happy to hear you like my music. There is a fourth track as well though. :) I share your opinion about the music of today, we ourselves have to make the kind we want to enjoy.. 

At 5:23pm on December 30, 2012, roger stancill said…

thank you tyler,  i look forward to this forum and the exchange

At 1:45pm on December 30, 2012, Tyler Hughes said…

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Quiz time re; finale software

Posted on September 22, 2013 at 1:53pm 1 Comment

Doe's anyone know if there is a way to reset finale to original settings ?

In the course of writing/ scoring a composition the program seems to pick up

'glitches'    i.e.   the 8va won't place or if I erase part of a measure and then rewrite,

the playback plays double notes.   A royal pain in the ........  

There must be a relatively simple solution,

thanks, Roger


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