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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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018

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

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

My story and a great source of info for new composers i discovered.

When i first started composing a some months ago, I was on you-tube listening to composers works, and asking for advice.  I met an amazing…

Started by Steve Yee

2 Dec 6, 2016
Reply by lulu zhang


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