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Works in Progress: Senior / Re: humoresques
« Last post by flint on June 22, 2018, 08:46:40 PM »
QUACK!
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Works in Progress: Senior / Re: humoresques
« Last post by Michel.R.E on June 22, 2018, 07:23:02 PM »
Just to satisfy the curiosity of what four english horns sound like!

I always wondered what Canada Geese in heat sounded like.
 ;D
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Works in Progress: Senior / Re: humoresques
« Last post by flint on June 22, 2018, 05:19:26 PM »
Having fun with the Acappella app on my iPad... here's a short (poorly-rehearsed and with a misbehaving reed...) excerpt of the fourth movement.

Just to satisfy the curiosity of what four english horns sound like!

Movement IV excerpt
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Completed Works: Junior / Re: Minuet (movement 3) of my Classical Symphony
« Last post by mjf1947 on June 22, 2018, 04:16:53 PM »
Jay,

Lovely …. I don't know what it is …. however, I keep hearing the romantic film score genre of the 1930's in your work… with a definite English flavor to the compositions.  (Also hidden in the work a slight feeling/touch of Respighi.)


The orchestration works quite well … I really like the opening with the clarinets supporting the upper winds with a light melodic line.

Mark

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Completed Works: Junior / Minuet (movement 3) of my Classical Symphony
« Last post by whitebark on June 22, 2018, 02:03:52 PM »
After a heavy session of rework, I now present the third movement of my Classical Symphony, "Minuet". This piece follows the usual structure of a minuet, with a few modifications. Oddly, I wrote this movement first - the others followed later. 

I think the movement is more or less finished, so I consider it a completed work.

-Jay

Sound:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/j5w54wj34622ao6/Classical%20symph%20mvt3%20v14.mp3?dl=0

PDF:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/x69bagpyq8lrfb4/Minuet%20v14.pdf?dl=0
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello
« Last post by janx on June 22, 2018, 12:48:42 PM »
Many thanks Mark, Terence and Michel :)
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Completed Works: Junior / Re: Adagio
« Last post by whitebark on June 22, 2018, 09:12:22 AM »
Your adagio does sound more complete. It now feels like a interlude, like something that could be used as incidental music for a play or a movie cue.

The harmony works well to create a gentle, elegiac ambiance.

Jay
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello
« Last post by Michel.R.E on June 22, 2018, 08:09:18 AM »
the junior and senior forums will get you different feedback, as well there will be a different expectation of quality.

in the junior forum, criticism is aimed at teaching, correcting potential mistakes, guiding the composer to improve and learn new techniques and expand upon older ones.

in the senior forum, it is expected that there will be minimal notation issues, or major orchestration errors, or structural weaknesses. While the aesthetic of the work (the musical language) will generally not be an issue, someone writing "pseudo-mozart" posting in the senior forum will find it more demanding that they evolve musically.
In other words, there's nothing wrong with tonal harmony that demonstrates an awareness of the evolution of music over the last 200 years. There is still much great tonal music to write.
However, tonality does not mean "common practice" (ie: like mozart/haydn/et al wrote)
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello
« Last post by mjf1947 on June 22, 2018, 06:59:40 AM »
Welcome to the Forum~!  8)

Mark

Thanks Mark. :)

Is there right way of deciding if one's work belongs in the junior or senior 'Music By Members' forum? (I'm just asking for the future - I wont be posting there yet).

Janx,

I post in the Junior section since I do not have a music degree.  (I am an amateur Oboist - I play principal in 2 community orchestras).

You will find people on the forum; especially the well learned - professional will give you honest feedback.  This feedback will guide you.  I was lucky once ... to have someone say ... my piano nocturne belong in the senior section...a real honor.

The best approach on the forum is to be a "regular guy" and listen to the feedback.  Nothing here is meant to be hurtful, humiliating, or insulting.  Some people who join have "thin skin" - they do not do well here at all and soon depart.  Most of us realize that composing competently takes years of education and experience. 

For myself ... as an amateur - I glean what ever I can.  This forum has kept me composing for over 12 years ... with some real successes..... it's an avocation close to my heart.

Happy composing,

Mark


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Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello
« Last post by tbmartin on June 22, 2018, 05:16:42 AM »
If in doubt, go for the "Junior" section. Most of what's posted in the "Senior" section is by people who have college degrees in composition and have many years of experience and multiple performances.  That does not mean that you must have those kinds of credentials, but the quality should high.

Personally, from a mental standpoint, I'd rather post in the Junior section and have someone say "Hey! That's an awesome piece! You belong in the Senior section!" ... instead of "Yo, dude! This piece is cute and all, but there's some stuff in there that's, well, um, ... Here: try reading this book and come back when you're done..."
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