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December 2013 Blog Posts (7)

New Track!

Hey everyone! It's been a while since I joined but I didn't have the chance to upload something. So, I decided to upload a track I made for YouTube! It's called "Sunrise" because that's what I got inspired from! I hope you enjoy it.

I would appreciate any thoughts/comments on this.

Oh, and it's almost sunrise time here. Good morning to all! :-)

Added by Harry Andre on December 28, 2013 at 10:37pm — No Comments

Best wishes to you all

for a peaceful holiday season

Added by Gav Brown on December 24, 2013 at 10:53pm — No Comments

If you are a composer who is 30 years or younger

I strongly urge you to look at the work of the rock band Yes. Their music is beautiful, very modern, very classical, and instructional about how to write good classical music in our times. A couple of albums to start with: Close to the Edge, Drama, Going for the One. They have been a tremendous influence on me - I mostly compose for solo piano - and my compositions are all over this site and on youtube. Best to you! -

Added by Gav Brown on December 21, 2013 at 10:37am — No Comments

piece and video

Forgive me if I am following the wrong protocol. But I made this video for a sonata movement I wrote and Finale'd.  Link above.

I have been told that it sounds like an overture.  It is not.  It actually follows sonata form, and the development is made up entirely of motifs from the themes. All the tempo and orchestration changes make it seem sectional.  If I took out the…


Added by Theodore Irvin Silar on December 11, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

New Work: "Christmas Fantasy Overture"

I woke up one morning with two Christmas melodies playing in my imagination simultaneously: 1) Joy to the World (in C) and 2) God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (in D min.).  As I worked with the idea, I discovered why my ear had heard these two seemingly irreconcilable melodies and tonal centers ultimately function together.  I hope you can give it a listen and read my blog:…


Added by Lowell Hohstadt on December 9, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

My study guide / Sample advance theory lesson in the making

In the process of studying for a final exam I decided to make a sample lesson that I would make for my online theory course, because what better way to ensure you know something than to teach it. 

This is a very very rough draft of a lesson but its up for anyone to read and learn. Enjoy.

Introduction to Schenkerian…


Added by Tyler Hughes on December 8, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Hello there! Feedback needed...

I am looking for some feedback in some of my compositions! Not sure yet how it works as I am new to this forum but I will be happy to receive some feedback to improve my work.

All the best!


The Condor Didn't Pass

Added by Javier Barrios on December 7, 2013 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

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