Tim Marko replied to Charles E Gaskell's discussion Two studies for Solo Horn
"Charles,
It seems you go back and forth between the melodic minor and a Lydian(?) mode (mm 4-10).  This change of modes happens a number of times.  I think this is what keeps it from being able to have a "tonal centre".  (I am assuming you're aim is…"
Apr 7, 2013
Charles E Gaskell replied to Charles E Gaskell's discussion Two studies for Solo Horn
"Hi Ray and Bob,

As an experiment, I've created a version 1a of the first study, with "normal" octave transpositions, so the piece now uses only the notes F G Ab Bb D  and E (i.e. the notes in F minor melodic ascending, minus the dominant) in all…"
Apr 7, 2013
Charles E Gaskell replied to Charles E Gaskell's discussion Two studies for Solo Horn
"Raymond Kemp said:
Your most recent post is an essay explaining your "we are talking hear about a piece for a solo melodic instrument, playing one note at a time,"
Excuse me but if they are that simple, why the essay?
Please may I answer my own…"
Apr 7, 2013
Charles E Gaskell replied to Charles E Gaskell's discussion Two studies for Solo Horn
"To pick up one or two threads in the responses so far:
 
I am actually quite flattered to have had so many responses in so short a time. Reading https://composersforum.ning.com/forum/topics/rules-and-suggestions-for , it says "The forum is a…"
Apr 7, 2013
Julie Harris replied to Charles E Gaskell's discussion Two studies for Solo Horn
"You are spot on, B.   I can and do read scores and listen to them in my head practically all day every day, but that's my job and I get paid for it.  This site is a great place to exchange ideas and to give and receive wonderful advice, but it's not…"
Apr 6, 2013
B Gray replied to Charles E Gaskell's discussion Two studies for Solo Horn
"We all here have busy lives.  You have requested a review of your music.  Any review you get is a courtesy response from anyone who takes the time to read and think about your work.  I'm often quite amazed at the generosity displayed here on the…"
Apr 6, 2013
Charles E Gaskell replied to Charles E Gaskell's discussion Two studies for Solo Horn
"Hi Eddy,
Good idea about using "simile" rather than lots of "f"s and "p"s, it would make the score less cluttered - I glad that you think it obvious that tails up means loud, tails down means quiet (I was worried about this)
Charles  Eddy Gp said:…"
Apr 6, 2013
Charles E Gaskell replied to Charles E Gaskell's discussion Two studies for Solo Horn
"Hi Raymond. It would probably be stretching it to call it a performance - it was more of a sight-read, with many wrong notes and re-attempts of nasty bits.  He did stay though that they were playable, he just needed to practice them first!  As a…"
Apr 6, 2013
Gavin Brown replied to Charles E Gaskell's discussion Two studies for Solo Horn
"No offense taken Charles, was just some friendly advice - best -"
Apr 6, 2013
Charles E Gaskell replied to Charles E Gaskell's discussion Two studies for Solo Horn
" Hi Gav, it seems sad that many people on the site don't feel happy about responding unless an audio file is provided - if a playwright posted a new script on a scriptwriters' forum, would the majority of fellow playwright members only comment on…"
Apr 6, 2013
Eddy Gp replied to Charles E Gaskell's discussion Two studies for Solo Horn
"1st piece is playable, but it's hard though. I like the way you play with the low and high registers of the French horn.
In the 2nd piece you could have as well written simile instead of stating f and p all of the time."
Apr 5, 2013
Gavin Brown replied to Charles E Gaskell's discussion Two studies for Solo Horn
"Hello Charles - please submit an audio file if you want commentary. Many composers on this site, myself included, will not respond w/o one."
Apr 5, 2013
B Gray replied to Charles E Gaskell's discussion Two studies for Solo Horn
"Do you have an audio file?"
Apr 5, 2013
Charles E Gaskell replied to Luci Holland's discussion Composition for small ensembles
"Hi Luci,
 
Any chance of uploading the final score - it would be interesting / instructive to see how it has changed from the version that you uploaded before, assuming that you made changes after you had the rehearsal with live musicians?
 
Charles"
Mar 4, 2013
Charles E Gaskell replied to Luci Holland's discussion Composition for small ensembles
"Hi Luci,
 
Have you got the piece rehearsed yet?  How did reality match up to what you expected?
 
I'm intrigued by the CA harmonics - what is the reason for using these?  Are you sure they are possible - normally you get (3rd) harmonics from low…"
Jan 13, 2013
Charles E Gaskell replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion How College Prepared Me to be a Professional Composer
"Assignment number four is "Compose a work for solo instrument using set-theory (Flugelhorn.)".  Is that using Allen Forte Pitch-class set theory?  Or something else?

Was the idea to get you outside your comfort zone, and into composing atonal (but…"
Jan 13, 2013

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