Dane Aubrun replied to Austin Kobylarczyk's discussion Choral Piece!
"Hi, Austin,
Difficult to explain without a picture. But it's about the way a sound "happens" through time. It has to start up, reach its volume, then die away and finally stops. I found a video that explains it far better than I can (with text), on…"
Feb 3, 2020
Austin Kobylarczyk replied to Austin Kobylarczyk's discussion Choral Piece!
"Hey Dane, 
Just to clarify, I'm nor really sure what "square envelope" means in a musical setting? I'm rather new to a lot of this, composing at least, and just clarifying that would help.
Touching on the soprano part, I'm not entirely certain what…"
Jan 31, 2020
Dane Aubrun replied to Austin Kobylarczyk's discussion Choral Piece!
"Hi Austin,
Yes, this needs to be sung or ahhhed with a less "square envelope" vocal sound. I think you're pushing your luck with those high As. The sopranos could probably hit one or two but to enunciate across a stream of them would be tiring…"
Jan 25, 2020
Austin Kobylarczyk replied to Austin Kobylarczyk's discussion Choral Piece!
"Hi Timothy, this looks super cool! I'm definitely going to look into this. I think that you're definitely right that I might need to change up my setup though, because I have no clue if Musescore would support this. Thanks for the recommendation!…"
Jan 24, 2020
Timothy Smith replied to Austin Kobylarczyk's discussion Choral Piece!
"Hey Austin. If you're into the choir thing here's a link to a great library. Of course there are plenty of others too. 
You would need to probably change your composition setup though. Unless Musescore can handle Kontakt. 
OCEANA CHOIR"
Jan 23, 2020
Timothy Smith replied to Austin Kobylarczyk's discussion Choral Piece!
"This has a great worshipful  feel to it. The words are great, although I might try to give more depth to them as the piece develops. The harmonies are excellent but aren't reflected in Musescore as harmony. I just downloaded that program and realize…"
Jan 23, 2020
Austin Kobylarczyk replied to Austin Kobylarczyk's discussion New Piece for Wind Ensemble
"If you're interested in viewing the score, here's a link to where I posted it on Musescore.
https://musescore.com/user/23555571/scores/5938075"
Jan 21, 2020
Austin Kobylarczyk replied to Austin Kobylarczyk's discussion Advice for a novice choral composer?
"Hi Claude,
Thanks for the vote of confidence in the ending! I'm not entirely sure about splitting the parts, as the unison gimmick was kind of what I was going for, but rest assured that I'll test it out and get some feedback from potential members…"
Aug 12, 2019
Austin Kobylarczyk replied to Austin Kobylarczyk's discussion Advice for a novice choral composer?
"Hi Bob,
For right now I have staccatos in the notation software to get the right kind of sound, just for playback purposes. I'm planning on going over the piece with the vocalists to see if that notation is right for the piece or not. Thanks for the…"
Aug 12, 2019
Austin Kobylarczyk replied to Austin Kobylarczyk's discussion Advice for a novice choral composer?
"Jon,
Thank you for the reminder. I'm kind of embarrassed that I didn't consider putting expression marks and dynamics in at first, and I ran to do so when I read your comment. So far for the ending, I'm planning on doing two different version of the…"
Aug 12, 2019
Austin Kobylarczyk replied to Austin Kobylarczyk's discussion Advice for a novice choral composer?
"Hi Gav,
The piece is meant to feel a bit more pop-rock like than jazz, just for variety's sake, because the other songs we've put together are arrangements of jazz classics and standards. I'm not entirely certain if it's complete yet, simply because…"
Aug 12, 2019
Austin Kobylarczyk replied to Austin Kobylarczyk's discussion Advice for a novice choral composer?
"Thanks! I wasn't entirely sure how to end the piece, because I'm not exactly familiar with a lot of choral work, but I'll definitely take that into consideration. In the end, I think it's going to be decided by the singers and how they prefer the…"
Aug 12, 2019
Claude Werner replied to Austin Kobylarczyk's discussion Advice for a novice choral composer?
"Ha! It's brilliant, I must disagree with some of my fellow composers about the ending. Any longer and it would sound like it's taking itself too seriously. However, may I recommend that you split the tenors and basses from the altos and sopranos on…"
Aug 12, 2019
Claude Werner replied to Austin Kobylarczyk's discussion Howdy!
"Hi Austin and welcome! Feel free to post some of your music that you'd like to share..."
Aug 12, 2019
Bob Porter replied to Austin Kobylarczyk's discussion Advice for a novice choral composer?
"I like the ending. Fun and unexpected. This is not a serious traditional piece. I get it.
There's only one place where underscores might be needed. Not a big deal. You mix up staccato and short notes. This can be a problem in notation software…"
Aug 10, 2019
Jon Corelis replied to Austin Kobylarczyk's discussion Advice for a novice choral composer?
"It's a nice catchy tune, but I agree that the ending is too abrupt.  It needs some kind of conventional ending marker, like slowing the tempo and/or raising the voices.
The notation needs work.  There should be dynamics and preferably expressive…"
Aug 9, 2019
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