Hi Everyone

Hi, I'm Cheyanna, I often go by Anna for short. And I look forward to meeting you and sharing my ideas and questions here. And I will help where I can.

I began writing music when I was 12, but my compositions back then were very sporadic, I wasn't composing full time. And I don't even remember a lot of what I wrote back then. I remember writing a song about the different types of clouds, and I remember writing a draft of a piano sonata that never got finished, but that's all I really remember writing back then.

I performed piano for a while, but in my second year of learning to play the piano, my teacher started getting jealous because I was learning faster than her other students. This jealousy, all because I felt ready for Chopin, it made me stop going to my piano lessons. But, I learned enough of the basics from my piano teacher and could teach myself from that point onwards, so that's exactly what I did. It also made me stop doing piano performance for the most part.

I have always had an interest in Classical Music and that's mainly what I write is Classical Music. I have written for a wide variety of ensembles, from solo piano(that's kind of a given, since I'm a pianist), to orchestra, to string quartet, to even Solo Bassoon. And everything in between. I've even written for choir occasionally. Here's a link to one of my orchestral pieces:

https://musescore.com/user/50070/scores/6875708

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  • Hi Cheyanna,

    Welcome to this forum! I enjoyed listening to your orchestra piece that you shared here.

    I am sad to hear about your unfortunate experience with your former piano teacher. There are many sorts of teachers out there with different perspectives and approaches to teaching and learning. If you are interested in performing, it might be worth finding a teacher better suited to your goals. I have found that my former experience as a performer  to be invaluable to my composing music--as well as and learning from the experience of the many teachers I have had over the years. If you do want to perform, don't let this one unfortuante experience stop you.

    I look forward to hearing more of your music and discussion.

    All the best,

    --Marty

     

  • Hello Cheyanna!  I just recently joined the forum and am trying to make my way (slowly but surely) through older posts and meet people and listen to their music.  It looks like you joined about a month and a half before I did.  I am going to try to post some of my own music soon, but as a result of joining this forum, I realized just how out of date/subpar my technology and performance simulations were, so I'm in the process of remedying that. 

    I tried going to the link you provided, but couldn't get any sound to come out on my end.  I did some reconfigurations on my computer so I may need to restart.  I'll try it again later.  Anyway, I hope you'll continue to post here.  I'm looking forward to interacting with you and others.

    All the best,

    Greg     

    • I am going to try to post some of my own music soon, but as a result of joining this forum, I realized just how out of date/subpar my technology and performance simulations were, so I'm in the process of remedying that.

      Greg, don't be shy about posting your music just because of that. My own audio setup is anything but ideal, but that hasn't stopped me from posting my music. You may even get some helpful advice from the more experienced DAW users around here on how to improve audio quality too.

      • Yeah. I have nothing other than Musescore for audio unless you're talking recording myself on the piano, then I use an audio recorder on my tablet. Video recording, it's iffy with piano, at least for me, sometimes it will sound like it's all underwater when I'm recording video, but when I'm recording audio alone, it sounds just fine.

         

        • Hey again Cheyanna, I went back to the link, and I was able to listen to your piece this time.  It's a lovely piece!  I love the passages in the glockenspiel, and there were several transitions that I particularly liked -- one at measure 34 and the beautiful passage that begins at measure 55.  Very lovely!  Good work!  

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