Scott Crothers replied to Scott Crothers's discussion Quarter-tone Music for Orchestra, No. 1
"Hello Greg. It's incredibly harder to sing them!  LOL! Greg Brus said:
I should probably mention that while string section is indeed "fretless", playing quarter tones (and smaller microtones) is VERY difficult. Especially on the violin."
Feb 21, 2013
Greg Brus replied to Scott Crothers's discussion Quarter-tone Music for Orchestra, No. 1
"I should probably mention that while string section is indeed "fretless", playing quarter tones (and smaller microtones) is VERY difficult. Especially on the violin."
Feb 21, 2013
Scott Crothers replied to Scott Crothers's discussion Quarter-tone Music for Orchestra, No. 1
"Hello Greg. There are actually some really interesting pieces by Alois Hába as well as some clunkers, like his QT Guitar Pieces. Some of his Nonets are really cool as well as other works he composed. I don't think he "sounds mostly like Mozart on an…"
Feb 21, 2013
Scott Crothers replied to Scott Crothers's discussion Quarter-tone Music for Orchestra, No. 1
"Hello Janet. Thank-you! I have more QT Pieces as well as "normal" pieces (LOL) of which I definitely have more of. Yes, writing for QT is fun. I also have a few 6th-tone Pieces as well. Thanks for listening! Janet Spangenberg said:
Ha! I can "see"…"
Feb 21, 2013
Scott Crothers replied to Scott Crothers's discussion Quarter-tone Music for Orchestra, No. 1
"Hello Julie. Standard tuning with the string section. Of course, the Violin Family (and "fretless" Viol Family in the case of the Bass Viol) can easily play any pitch required of them. QT Pianos have been built, but there are QT Piano Pieces been…"
Feb 21, 2013
Scott Crothers replied to Scott Crothers's discussion Quarter-tone Music for Orchestra, No. 1
"Hello Angus. You've answered your questioned in part with it's follow-up sentence. Yes, I also do seek a "familiar sound" often times when composing in QT. Accessibility will help QT find more acceptance to those unfamiliar with the additional 12…"
Feb 21, 2013
Scott Crothers replied to Scott Crothers's discussion Quarter-tone Music for Orchestra, No. 1
"Hello Mr. Kemp. There are a variety of orchestral instruments built as quarter-tone instruments, though I doubt that there have been many manufactured. Of course, I wouldn't imagine many of today's composers are unaware of non 12-ET, so I would…"
Feb 21, 2013
Greg Brus replied to Scott Crothers's discussion Quarter-tone Music for Orchestra, No. 1
"Google "quarter tone piano", some 2nd or 3rd result.
As for Haba, I don't find him particularly interesting... sounds mostly like Mozart on an out-of-tune piano. There's so many other composers that use microtones in a way that actually make sense."
Feb 21, 2013
Julie Harris replied to Scott Crothers's discussion Quarter-tone Music for Orchestra, No. 1
"Awesome, Greg!   Where did you find that picture?    Whoa, I have to hide that before the kids start coming this afternoon.  EVERYONE will want to write for that piano!!!!   This is way cool ....
Tell us more about Alois Haba ....
Greg Brus…"
Feb 21, 2013
Janet Spangenberg replied to Scott Crothers's discussion Quarter-tone Music for Orchestra, No. 1
"Ha! I can "see" your attraction to creating quarter tone music. This is fun... and I'd love to see the score. I'm looking forward to hearing more. :)"
Feb 21, 2013
Greg Brus replied to Scott Crothers's discussion Quarter-tone Music for Orchestra, No. 1
"Well, they HAVE to exist. I mean, Alois Haba wrote for them, and it was almost 100 years ago."
Feb 21, 2013
Julie Harris replied to Scott Crothers's discussion Quarter-tone Music for Orchestra, No. 1
"Score, please!   Do you use scordatura in the strings, or just indicate microtones on each note?   Playing microtones on woodwinds, strings and brass is not hard, but on piano?   Xylophone?   How?   The old mean-tone organs had extra keys for…"
Feb 21, 2013
Scott Crothers left a comment for Tyler Hughes
"Thank-you for the welcome, Tyler!  8-)"
Feb 20, 2013

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