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Trying to create a printed score for Animal Contest entry. Help?

Hello fellow musicians! So I’m basically self taught and never really explored printing out sheet music. Using Logic X for many years now,…

Started by Daniel Krausz

5 Oct 9
Reply by John Driscoll

Contemporary new music time signatures

Hello, I write contemporary classical music (a bit experimental) mostly with Sibelius and often struggle with time signatures, i.e. I'll pu…

Started by eboats

53 Jul 21
Reply by Graeme Helliwell

Basing a play on my album?

Aside from the musicals that review recording artists' repertoire, are there musicals where the book was written after the songs? I believe…

Started by Jim Harris

3 Jun 27
Reply by Bob Morabito

Behind the scene of rendering a composition with a DAW and spitfire audio

Hi All, I just published this video which is a detail overview of how I orchestrated and rendered my latest composition in cubase, let me…

Started by Marco Di Stefano

0 Apr 24

What is the best way of getting feedback for a composition?

I have tried in the past, but have gotten next to no response from various places, and was just wondering if there was something I could do…

Started by Patrick Boynton

9 Nov 2, 2017
Reply by Dave Dexter

Hello. Farmer George Here - Searching For Honest Critique

         Hello.   I just became a member here and am trying to get a few ears on my original compositions from those who do create  themsel…

Started by George Abbott

9 Jun 14, 2017
Reply by George Abbott

Letting the music breathe

I seem to have this problem where I work a lot on a piece and finish it to my satisfaction, but then listen to it a few months later and no…

Started by eboats

9 Jun 4, 2017
Reply by eboats

The combination of Chamber & Full Ensemble

Hi friends, I have this curiosity between Chamber & Full Ensemble, Most of the time we hear either just chamber section or full huge en…

Started by Amirul Hisham Othman

9 May 17, 2017
Reply by Patrick Brunner

orchestration question re: alternating wind players in same section for long, sustained notes

Suppose I want to have the winds doubling the strings in a slow, sustained section, and there's just no way the wind players can possibly b…

Started by Stephen Brown

38 Dec 22, 2016
Reply by Bob Porter

Is there a book for intermediate level composing?

As of a few days ago I am beyond the beginner stage. I've done a 10 minute piano competition. I've changed keys. I've changed time sigs. I…

Started by andrew thornton

6 Dec 19, 2016
Reply by Bob Porter


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