28rqeh56163um replied to Cari Live's discussion Composing in my own style
"as for style? i feel i already have 'my' style in my head. and it has been developing. i don't have the technique behind it yet... i'm now beginning to attempt to master counterpoint and other technicalities so i can successfully manifest my ideas
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May 1, 2011
28rqeh56163um replied to Cari Live's discussion Composing in my own style
"as a young person i plan to forgo family for music. that might change in the future"
May 1, 2011
Doug Lauber replied to 28rqeh56163um's discussion How Important is Structure?
"There's a lot to be said for gleefulness. :)
I'm too lazy to learn the structural laws of the masters, so I just invent my own, which seem to coincide with those earlier structures. Structure is very important to me. It makes me feel grounded and I…"
Jan 21, 2011
Ann Rodela replied to 28rqeh56163um's discussion Seven (short) Pieces for Piano
"I learn something new from your post.  I googled composer Erik Satie and find him very interesting.  I have much to learn about composing, but your post is illuminating.  Thanks for sharing your music!  :)"
Jan 12, 2011
Michael T replied to 28rqeh56163um's discussion How Important is Structure?
"Here are some thoughts on the subject, for what they're worth....
The oft quoted phrsae "Architecture is frozen music" (attributed to Goethe but originally coined by F.Von Schelling), pretty much sums it up.
There are no 'rules' to architecture…"
Jan 11, 2011
28rqeh56163um replied to 28rqeh56163um's discussion How Important is Structure?
"I think Tombo was referring to my post at the top.
 
Andrew, the Golden rate idea you brought up with regards to the "culmination of a phrase" in music, that's very interesting.
 
My main reason for starting this topic was to say that I think many…"
Jan 10, 2011
Andrew Gleibman replied to 28rqeh56163um's discussion How Important is Structure?
"Actually not (if you mean my post here). I bring up here something else. This (Golden Rate) is not a rule of music theory. This is more related to the psychology of art in general. Structure of any art product is meaningless, as well as its theory,…"
Jan 10, 2011
28rqeh56163um replied to 28rqeh56163um's discussion Seven (short) Pieces for Piano
"I've wondered many times if I shouldn't embellish the music more - or if I'm even capable of doing so. I do think I want to stick to "blocks of sound" as opposed to more exquisite sound organization. I wanted it to sound cubist and angular. My…"
Jan 10, 2011
Tombo Rombo replied to 28rqeh56163um's discussion How Important is Structure?
"You bring up two different topics here: structure and the "rules of music theory".  Structure is very important, the "rules of music theory" on the other hand, depends on what you are writing I suppose. If its an academic excercise, very important,…"
Jan 10, 2011
Ann Rodela replied to 28rqeh56163um's discussion Seven (short) Pieces for Piano
"I listened to all seven of your compositions.  Your miniatures sound too similar and I feel you need too add more variation in your writing.  All seven compositions feel like the same song. What would happen if you deleted some of these chords? What…"
Jan 10, 2011
Andrew Gleibman replied to 28rqeh56163um's discussion How Important is Structure?
"One of the most interesting music form insights outside the details of music theory, which I met years ago, is Golden Rate rule. According to this rule, the culmination of a phrase (theme, passage, part, piece, song, symphony, opera, ballet…"
Jan 10, 2011
Sylvester Wager replied to 28rqeh56163um's discussion How Important is Structure?
"Form is important, and today, easy to learn.
Start here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_form
 
peace, sylvester"
Jan 9, 2011
28rqeh56163um replied to 28rqeh56163um's discussion How Important is Structure?
"I think I'm going to slowly just need to expand on my understanding of theory throughout early history up until this point in time.
 
Personally I'm going off of John Cage theory the most - basic reckless disregard for the rules in place of new…"
Jan 7, 2011
SEDstar replied to 28rqeh56163um's discussion How Important is Structure?
"When I first started out, I had no idea what I was doing, and I didnt even have the advantage of having ever played a pitched instrument. (I think piano or guitar are usual pre-requisites? lol)
 
I had been a drummer...
 
God, I didnt know WHAT to…"
Jan 6, 2011
John Galt Carey replied to 28rqeh56163um's discussion How Important is Structure?
"I have often found that learning music theory (or rather, the utilization of music theory) has always been a rather intuitive process, one that I learned not from text books, but from careful observation (both aurally and visually) of the music that…"
Jan 4, 2011
Johan Halmén replied to 28rqeh56163um's discussion How Important is Structure?
"I think, what defines a post-modern age is the need of knowing the theory so you can break it. Not knowing the theory has too often (especially in pop music and some "quasi-art" music like movie music) lead to pastiches, where not everything is as…"
Jan 3, 2011
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  • Welcome! I lived in Columbus for 7 years, my wife and I went to Ohio State. Just listened to "corn cat" (is that your name or the track name?) I enjoyed it, interesting harmonically without alienating the listener.
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