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Compositions / Re: "The Forest Primeval," fairly easy concert band piece
« Last post by gogreen on Today at 05:50:13 AM »
Him Morten. Thanks for your comments.

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Maybe you could expand them a bit more?

Do you mean make them longer in measures, or reiterate them more? Or both?

Thanks again.

Art
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Works in Progress: Junior / Re: Romance - Trio Bassoon Violin Cello
« Last post by whitebark on Yesterday at 07:53:24 PM »
I hope you are feeling better now!  Your Romance starts with a nice short melody which is worth developing further. The music is pleasant to listen to, but rambles a bit, perhaps because motives are not used consistently.

What, no accidentals? If you are feeling wild and crazy, you can add some as the piece develops.

Jay
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Compositions / Re: "The Forest Primeval," fairly easy concert band piece
« Last post by mjw58 on Yesterday at 01:31:05 PM »

Art, once again a lovely piece.   :)

As always you have a way of writing interesting music. And the use of mixed meters makes it even more interesting.
I found myself wanting the themes to be longer.  Maybe you could expand them a bit more? Just a feeling I had when listening to it.  :)
And I perhaps expected the 1st theme to return.

Thank you for sharing.

Morten
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Works in Progress: Junior / Re: Romance - Trio Bassoon Violin Cello
« Last post by mjf1947 on Yesterday at 12:13:35 PM »
Thanks for suggestions...

I know there lots to do here.

Mark
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Works in Progress: Junior / Re: Romance - Trio Bassoon Violin Cello
« Last post by RJB54 on Yesterday at 11:46:40 AM »
A pleasant and unassuming work.

You're missing a beat in the bassoon in bar 4.

It felt a bit 'samey' to me. Perhaps you can have the cello switch to pizz. along the way for contrast, or perhaps move the bassoon part up an octave sometimes. Since the bassoon has such a wide range you should think about perhaps using a larger portion of its reach.
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Works in Progress: Junior / Romance - Trio Bassoon Violin Cello
« Last post by mjf1947 on Yesterday at 10:38:53 AM »
Hi all,

Home sick today  :P

So what does one do? Compose.  ;D

Here's a first draft of a work I did this morning.  :o

All comments appreciated.  :-*

Mark
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Hi All
« Last post by tbmartin on Yesterday at 09:32:14 AM »
Welcome!  I too am late to the formal study party. At age 56 I have yet to get beyond self study of various key texts. Once retired I will likely pursue formal composition studies. As an added bonus, tuition at the state university just down the street is zero upon reaching 62, although one can register for classes only if there are empty seats after the student who are paying.
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Completed Works: Senior / Re: Five Short Preludes
« Last post by Lee Merrill on February 19, 2019, 06:14:23 PM »
I would like for #5 to have been longer, it seems it's just getting started when it ends...

Regards,
Lee
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Compositions / Re: "The Forest Primeval," fairly easy concert band piece
« Last post by gogreen on February 19, 2019, 12:49:53 PM »
I suppose the double barline at the meter change could be a useful signal to young players that the time signature is changing. But just as getting them used to odd meters early is a good idea, so is getting them used to current notation practices. For this reason, I'm removing the double barlines at the meter changes. Thanks for asking--and for this reminder!

Art
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Compositions / Re: "The Forest Primeval," fairly easy concert band piece
« Last post by RJB54 on February 19, 2019, 07:51:00 AM »
Art,

As always with your work a nice piece which I'm sure the students will find fun to play. Plus, as I have repeatedly said, any piece in asymmetrical meters always gets a big thumbs up from me. I think it's a good idea to expose the student player to such meters.

I have a question though. Nowadays, actually for quite some time, it has been standard practice to not use double bar lines when there is a change in meter. The double bar line is a common-practice convention which is no longer followed. Have you used them here for a pedagogical reason?
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