Michael Lee Moore replied to Michael Lee Moore's discussion Approaches to structure
"H.S.,
I think there is so much to be said about this. One not only has to consider that "novice" players might be playing one's work, but also that the players may be extremely well-trained but simply lack rehearsal time and/or are not accustomed to…"
Mar 13, 2015
H. S. Teoh replied to Michael Lee Moore's discussion Approaches to structure
"Roger, my (admittedly not very educated) thought to your question is that you should mark as little as you can to clearly convey your intentions, but no less. Or, if I were in your shoes, I'd try to work the music such that the minimally marked…"
Mar 13, 2015
Michael Lee Moore replied to Michael Lee Moore's discussion Approaches to structure
"Just wanted to say again how I really appreciate this forum and the comments on this thread. At some point though, I realized that if I commented on everything I wanted to, I wouldn't have any time left over for actual composition, so I've refrained…"
Mar 13, 2015
roger stancill replied to Michael Lee Moore's discussion Approaches to structure
"Mr.O., In your zeal to shred what I posted and the point I was attempting to
highlight, you seem to have overlooked the fact that I was talking about
ARTICULATION . Not the notes, not the choices of instruments, and not
the color of the dress the…"
Mar 12, 2015
Olmnilnlolm replied to Michael Lee Moore's discussion Approaches to structure
"I agree with H.S. Tech when he says,
 
‘So it would seem to me that the perception of what is "music" has somewhat shifted. You could either work in the traditional way -- with a score or some other representation of the music that's open to…"
Mar 12, 2015
H. S. Teoh replied to Michael Lee Moore's discussion Approaches to structure
"Bob, that is actually a very interesting topic.
Back in the old days of the great composers, they didn't have the technology to record any single performance as the "official" interpretation of a work, and indeed, much of the performance "culture",…"
Mar 11, 2015
H. S. Teoh replied to Michael Lee Moore's discussion Approaches to structure
"Yeah, as Samuel Adler puts it in his book The Study of Orchestration, when it comes to writing parts for the orchestra, "To err is human, but to forgive is not our policy." Sad, but that's just the way it is. Michael Lee Moore said:
[...]
One of…"
Mar 11, 2015
H. S. Teoh replied to Michael Lee Moore's discussion Approaches to structure
"Recently I composed a piano piece in G minor, and I struggled (and still am struggling!) with how to convey my intentions and how much to convey. Playing the notes as-written results in a very dry performance, but to play it with the feeling I…"
Mar 11, 2015
roger stancill replied to Michael Lee Moore's discussion Approaches to structure
"Bob , Yes, I agree and think we are on the same page. The point then is,
when is enough ... enough articulation. I'm sure we all have our favorite
performers and well as our favorite composers. Only the composer could
tell you which of the…"
Mar 11, 2015
roger stancill replied to Michael Lee Moore's discussion Approaches to structure
"Gents, this is a top-notch discussion, with some very interesting insights.
I've always wondered about, when writing,'how much' articulation is necessary,
and how much should be left to the interpretation of the performer(s).
Considering the fact…"
Mar 11, 2015
Olmnilnlolm replied to Michael Lee Moore's discussion Approaches to structure
"1.  "All I can say is that from my experience, you can't actually learn how to orchestrate that way or compose something that other people can perform musically."

2.  "The writer must rely on the actors' dramatic expertise to truly translate what's…"
Mar 11, 2015
Michael Lee Moore replied to Michael Lee Moore's discussion Approaches to structure
"Wow, great observations everyone. To give some context to my struggles with MIDI, it would help for me to explain that I did go to music school a few years ago out of high aspirations to become a classical composer. My ultimate goal and pleasure is…"
Mar 11, 2015
Olmnilnlolm replied to Michael Lee Moore's discussion Approaches to structure
"---
H.S. Tech said, "I have almost always found that pieces composed to a particular set of instrument samples in software sound horrific when I substitute another set of instrument samples (of equal or ostensibly better quality), either because the…"
Mar 11, 2015
H. S. Teoh replied to Michael Lee Moore's discussion Approaches to structure
"My take on "intuitive" vs. "preplanned" is that the "standard" forms are guidelines, not rigid molds into which your music must be shoehorned. After all, the study of forms originated from attempting to describe what the greats have done; it wasn't…"
Mar 10, 2015
Olmnilnlolm replied to Michael Lee Moore's discussion Approaches to structure
"Hello Michael (Michael Lee Moore),
 
You observed,
 
“I find the repeated listening to MIDI playback to be, not only annoying, but also very misleading. Of course, there is a corrective once a piece is heard played by live musicians, but it's very…"
Mar 10, 2015
H. S. Teoh replied to Michael Lee Moore's discussion Approaches to structure
"One of my favorite examples of this is when a piece ends with the sudden reappearance of its opening motif. Off the top of my head: Dvorak's 5th symphony (last movement draws to a close, then at the climax the opening motif of the entire symphony…"
Mar 9, 2015
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