Igneous01 replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Prelude and Fugue no.2 for piano
"Wow this is a really impressive work - how did you notate it in such a style? I don't think Sibelius supports this (without spending hours upon hours hiding rests and barlines and etc).

I hear a lot of different influences here, in the prelude I…"
Dec 17, 2016
Mike Hewer replied to Igneous01's discussion Resources on Rhythm? (Transitions, guidelines, etc)
"Hi Igneous,
As it is not my music, I can't really help other than to say that in the first 2 examples, to my ear at least, the rhythm is fine, comprehensible and interesting - although I do find the shift in harmonic and rhythmic style a little odd…"
Nov 24, 2016
Igneous01 replied to Igneous01's discussion Resources on Rhythm? (Transitions, guidelines, etc)
"Thanks guys, but something still just does not sound right in the string quartet, perhaps this is more an issue with musical flow rather than just rhythm, but I'm still under the impression that it's the rhythm that is the perhaps the source of…"
Nov 23, 2016
Mike Hewer replied to Igneous01's discussion Resources on Rhythm? (Transitions, guidelines, etc)
"Hi Igneous,
I agree with Bob, nothing wrong with your rhythm here, in fact it displays an expressive and sophisticated approach. 
As to whether or not rhythm dictates harmony, I'd say yes and no and then maybe sometimes, depending on matters of…"
Nov 22, 2016
Igneous01 replied to Igneous01's discussion Resources on Rhythm? (Transitions, guidelines, etc)
"I've attached a few examples (and marked them with an x) - they either don't sound right or are out right jarring Bob Porter said:
Well, post some examples of your rhythms that don't go together.
Aside from that, an interesting melody is going to…"
Nov 21, 2016
Mike Hewer replied to Igneous01's discussion Some Contrapuntal Works
"Using a tone row sounds good for such a project. Has it been done before? Just asking because it's a good idea.....
On the composing issue, as I said, I didn't know 2 of the works, but it didn't matter because I think you achieved a unity of…"
Nov 20, 2016
Mike Hewer replied to Igneous01's discussion Piano Scherzo(ish) - is it playable?
"Hi Igneous01,
Re the rubato, it was a general suggestion to get away from the monotony of a computer beat. Your music is very expressive even as is and  it would be enhanced emotionally with a players interpretation programmed in. I don't think 5-7…"
Nov 20, 2016
Igneous01 replied to Igneous01's discussion Piano Scherzo(ish) - is it playable?
"Aaron Goold said:
Hey Igneous. Have you sought out a pianist yet? If not, I'd recommend at least running it by someone. If you're near a music school, you can probably find several capable students who'd be eager to at least give you feedback. I had…"
Nov 19, 2016
Igneous01 replied to Igneous01's discussion Piano Scherzo(ish) - is it playable?
"Hey Mike,

Appreciate your honest thoughts on this (perhaps I wasn't crazy at all after all) - I think slowing it down maybe 5-7 beats may make things more manageable for a pianist to play this, but I'm not sure where I would program rubato in - are…"
Nov 19, 2016
Igneous01 replied to Igneous01's discussion Some Contrapuntal Works
"Hi Mike,

Thank you for listening and your feedback, by what definition do you mean by 'compose'? The 2 subjects and motif may not be mine, but everything else was composed by me, I decided to attempt a mosaic as you say, in a similar vein to how…"
Nov 19, 2016
Mike Hewer replied to Igneous01's discussion Some Contrapuntal Works
"Re posting contemporary atonality, just do it. Peoples' opinion shouldn't trouble you if you are committed to atonality and if it's done well and with conviction, it might even get through to some. I know from my experience on this forum, that not…"
Nov 19, 2016
Mike Hewer replied to Igneous01's discussion Some Contrapuntal Works
"Hi Igneous
Just had a listen to the mirror fugue. I enjoyed (if that's the correct verb) the gravitas in this, but couldn't help feeling it needed to have a 3rd part for extra texture and interest here and there.  If it was me, I'd have a free part…"
Nov 19, 2016
Paul Copeland replied to Igneous01's discussion Piano Scherzo(ish) - is it playable?
"Hi Igneous,
A very enjoyable romantic piece. Quite difficult but not unplayable.

Personally I enjoyed the Lento section the most. The melody is delightful, and the C# resolving to C natural, is a nice melodic line with the following four bars, down…"
Nov 18, 2016
Mike Hewer replied to Igneous01's discussion Piano Scherzo(ish) - is it playable?
"Hi Igneous,
I enjoyed many moments in this. Stand out for me was the writing from bar 10 on. It has a wonderful natural Schubert-esque quality to it and is a memorable theme. I wont go on as HS did a good appraisal. However I think you should slow…"
Nov 16, 2016
Igneous01 replied to Igneous01's discussion Piano Scherzo(ish) - is it playable?
"Thanks everyone for the feedback, I really appreciate you taking the time to listen and share your thoughts.
I guess I was overthinking too much, or had tunnel vision when hearing those small sections - it's a relief to hear the composition is not…"
Nov 16, 2016
H. S. Teoh replied to Igneous01's discussion Piano Scherzo(ish) - is it playable?
"I usually ignore comments about being pastiche, unless the work in question is an actual, literal cut-and-paste from one or more external sources.
As for the name, if you're unsure what to call it, "Fantasia" usually works. :-P
Now, as for the music…"
Nov 15, 2016
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