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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ingo Lee Oct 31, 2018. 3 Replies

"Reincarnation of a Lovebird," in section B, the changes go like this:B-9  Eb13  G#7(#9) C#+7 F#m(M7)   (The piece is in F#m)The first change is very strange. To see this in black and white,…Continue


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I played trombone in high school. I hadn't played for decades until I started dreaming about music about 10 years ago. Got into composing out of frustration; living in a small rural community, it is almost impossible to find committed musicians. I write jazz for a brass duo or trio. Usually with a strong bass line. My work ranges from traditional (mostly swing) to experimental (5/4 or 7/4, non chordal). Recently, Willem and Andy of the Westerlies reviewed some work I sent them, and gave me very high marks. I started writing with a pencil and a commitment to the craft of a calligraphic score. I now use MuseScore.

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At 11:22pm on October 22, 2018, Gav Brown said…

Hi Craig, the simplest thing to do is to add the mp3s and the PDFs as Attachments to a forum discussion or a blog post. You can also put a music player on your personal page and add mp3s to that. Most things are editable or changeable, look for a pop up menu in the upper right corner of the page for an option to edit.

At 1:25pm on October 21, 2018, Gav Brown said…

Hi Craig, 

MP3 is the only audio format supported by Ning. I have seen other formats over the years work in some cases, it’s trial and error to see if any given format works and to what extent. I would suggest you stick with mp3 and pdf, as just about any member will be able to use these. As an alternative, you can put the file on YouTube or SoundCloud and link to from here. As far as copyright, you retain all rights and cede nothing to Composers’ Forum by presenting/uploading anything here. If you want protect a file more, put it on a site like score exchange, which puts a watermark over the score to discourage theft.

At 10:48am on October 21, 2018, Gav Brown said…

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Mingus Changes

Posted on October 30, 2018 at 5:45am 0 Comments

"Reincarnation of a Lovebird," in section B, the changes go like this:

B-9  Eb13  G#7(#9) C#+7 F#m(M7)   (The piece is in F#m)

The first change is very strange. 

To see this in black and white, transpose to Am and the B-9 to Eb13 becomes:

D-9 to Gb13

First listen to it.  It works.  It seems to pivot on the E (Fb).   (D-7 is much weaker to my ear)

(You can even reduce the chords to D/F/E (R,3,9) to Fb/Bb/Eb (7,3,13) and it still works)

Gb13 is…


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