Richard Xu replied to Richard Xu's discussion Suggestions for a piano concertino
"Mr. Beringer,
Thanks for the suggestion. I was thinking I should probably mark several places divis, so I'll go back and try to rethink some parts through.

Just out of curiosity, do you think it would be possible to do alternate pizz, for example,…"
Jul 25, 2014
Richard Xu replied to Richard Xu's discussion Suggestions for a piano concertino
"Mr. Marko,
Thanks for the reply. I agree it is quite demanding technically. I was debating over whether or not to write the entire thing arco, but I feel like it would sound bland. I won't be able to meet the orchestra for a while, so at the moment…"
Jul 25, 2014
Tim Beringer replied to Richard Xu's discussion Suggestions for a piano concertino
"For a high-school/college youth group, the level of playing will be very diverse.  The saying goes.."if you're writing for pro's write for college, if you're writing for college groups, write for high school, etc.  If it was me, I would just…"
Jul 23, 2014
Tim Marko replied to Richard Xu's discussion Suggestions for a piano concertino
"Richard,
I'm not a string player, so take this for what it's worth. 
I have been told that sixteenth notes at q=144 is about the max for speed.  The problem comes in the technique used to go this fast.  The player will use two fingers and alternate…"
Jul 23, 2014
Richard Xu replied to Richard Xu's discussion Suggestions for a piano concertino
"Mr. Porter,
Thanks for the quick reply!
Sorry the score is in rough shape. I usually use a "Fill in with rests" option when I've completed the entire score to take care of the rests I may have forgotten in places such as that 3 1/2 bar.
In terms of…"
Jul 23, 2014
Richard Xu replied to Richard Xu's discussion Festival Workshop
"The large amount of percussion was kind of just me trying to see if that would keep the momentum of the piece going, but I guess it was a bit too much. I will try to cut down on the percussion.  I will probably borrow some the themes from this…"
Jan 8, 2014
Lawrence Aurich replied to Richard Xu's discussion Festival Workshop
"Richard,
     Take any one of those fragments, I like the last one, and combine some similar melodies with it and you will have a nice piece.  A little percussion goes a long way.  In real life all that noise would drive the audience batty.  I liked…"
Jan 8, 2014
Richard Xu replied to Richard Xu's discussion Festival Workshop
"Thanks for the reply!
I agree, it definitely lacks any real memorable motif. Was primarily just separate scores mashed together of some things I was trying out.
Thanks for your suggestion, I will keep it in mind when I rework this/try something of a…"
Jan 7, 2014
Lawrence Aurich replied to Richard Xu's discussion Suite (Looking for some feedback)
"I am commenting on the Mov. 3,4.  It was eerie and haunting, with a gradual crescendo punctuated by appropriate percussion.  Then you went into a somewhat macaub march.  That would have been a good place to end.  When you went whimsical I thought it…"
Jul 5, 2013
Richard Xu replied to Richard Xu's discussion Suite (Looking for some feedback)
"Thanks for the reply. I'll keep working at it. Tyler Hughes said:
There were a lot of good things in these pieces. I could hear the Stravinsky influences throughout the piece. 
However, I felt that their was little direction. Overall, it felt like…"
Jul 2, 2013
Tyler Hughes replied to Richard Xu's discussion Suite (Looking for some feedback)
"There were a lot of good things in these pieces. I could hear the Stravinsky influences throughout the piece. 
However, I felt that their was little direction. Overall, it felt like just one idea after another that had little to do with each other. …"
Jul 2, 2013
Richard Xu replied to Richard Xu's discussion Suite (Looking for some feedback)
"Haha, all right.

Thanks for the help! Raymond Kemp said:
Ha!
Don't you spoil my street cred by making me seem nice LOL and Ray will do just fine....... not Mr.
Now, I believe Notion 3 can play vst instruments so you can download the free stuff on…"
Jul 2, 2013
Richard Xu replied to Richard Xu's discussion Suite (Looking for some feedback)
"Thanks for the reply Mr. Kemp.
The only thing I have right now is Notion 3, which was a birthday present. I probably won't be able to get anything that isn't freeware, but I don't really know.
I wasn't really planning on writing for anything in…"
Jul 2, 2013
Richard Xu replied to Richard Xu's discussion Suite (Looking for some feedback)
"Ouch. Do you have any suggestions for where I can begin improvement? For example, I have no idea what you mean by mixing skill, so obviously I suck at that. 
I had only meant that Stravinsky was an inspiration, but I will change the title then.…"
Jul 2, 2013
Richard Xu left a comment for Tyler Hughes
"Thank you very much. I hope I will be able to learn much from the talented individuals who support this forum."
Jul 1, 2013

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