Andrew Gwaltney replied to Johan Roeraade's discussion Prelude nr 2 for piano
"Absolutely exquisite! The contrasting themes were absolutely brilliant - A harsh and dreary mood followed by simplistic elegance. It almost as if two conflicting styles were pushing one another for dominance of the piece and it kept going back to…"
Oct 7, 2014
Julie Harris replied to Andrew Gwaltney's discussion How should I study?
"Hi Andrew-
I've been teaching composition privately for many years to a small group of very gifted composers, ranging in age from 5 to 85.  These "kids" consistently win state, division, national and international awards, but even more importantly,…"
Dec 21, 2012
Andrew Gwaltney replied to Andrew Gwaltney's discussion How should I study?
"Thanks everyone! This has been very very helpful!"
Dec 19, 2012
David Unger replied to Andrew Gwaltney's discussion How should I study?
"I wouldn't say that your theoretical and aural studies are a waste and that they don't do anything good for you. The ability to hear things and immediately being able to recognice what they are (in terms of key, scale, harmony etc.) is always…"
Dec 11, 2012
Janet Spangenberg replied to Andrew Gwaltney's discussion How should I study?
"You ask a great question, in my opinion. It's one I am currently trying to answer for myself, and I graduated  in 2011 with Bachelor of Music Degree in Composition.
All the theory and aural skills classes didn't seem to help me with composing…"
Nov 8, 2012
Spiros Makris replied to Andrew Gwaltney's discussion How should I study?
"I find that replicating is a good way to develop your own personal skill and senses. I suppose you've got basic harmony and theory nailed (maybe even more advanced concepts as well) so do this: set a personal compositional challenge. Decide on a…"
Nov 8, 2012
Andrew Gwaltney replied to James A. Schlesselman's discussion Here's one more, for piano violin and cello
"I really enjoyed this."
Nov 8, 2012

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