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The Violin

A violin is taken to hospital. The doctor examines her and says:
"There's nothing wrong with you. But you broke your bow. How did that happen?"
Violin: "I only remember the thunderous applause for the composer."
Doctor: "Do you remember his name?"
Violin: "No. I think he was on the first page of the sheet music."

Trying to write jazz

I’m trying to write a piece for a jazz band. I’ve never made jazz before in my life and have very little experience with it so I was wondering if someone could give me a little feedback on what I have to far.

Just making sure it’s not terrible ;-;

I need some new song ideas

A friend and I are seniors in high school and we have a band. I play alto saxophone and he plays drum set. We have played at basketball games, in school concerts, and background music at various school events. Our next (and possibly last) performance is going to be at our graduation, so obviously we want it to be our best performance yet. Our problem is we cannot seem to find a good song/songs to play. We are looking for something fast, upbeat, and fun. Somewhere between 3 to 15 minutes would be perfect. Some of the songs we have played before include: Shipping Up To Boston, Megalovania, Blue (Da Ba Dee), 300 Violin Orchestra, Harder Better Faster Stronger, Eye Of The Tiger, ect. Hopefully that gives you a good idea of the type of music we enjoy playing.

Any song suggestions would be very helpful. Also, if you have any other places I could post this question please let me know. Thanks in advance for any suggestions anyone gives.

JAY AND I ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE FIRST PLACE WINNER OF THE MARCH CHALLENGE!

THE WINNER IS @P.Nicolaou! In the creation of the first prize winning score of the March Challenge: "Wattle Bloom" CONGRATULATIONS!!!

https://musescore.com/user/13625511/scores/5513886 


Great score! You really captured that Spring feeling! The elegance, energy and integrated feelings of joy and happiness really struck a cord in me. GREAT JOB! Looking forward to seeing more from you!
-John


A truly outstanding piece that captured the joyous emotions of springtime. The harp is amazing, I love it. You really captured an adventurous feel with this song. Congratulations on 1st place! I'm excited to see more from you! Keep up the phenomenal work!

-Jay

Self-introduction!!!

Hi everyone!

Since this group is about learning composition from each other, I feel that it would be great if y'all could introduce yourselves in this group so that we could better learn from each other!

Probably just mention your composition experience/why and what (and how) you compose/instruments you play/hobbies/basically anything

So i'll start...

I recently graduated from high school last year, and I've been composing since around 12 yo. I started composition seriously in high school during my 'A' level music studies. I normally compose in the classical genre, ranging from Baroque to Modern styles, and I'm still in the pursuit to find my distinct aesthetic. Also I play the piano, and clarinet (self-taught), and own a couple of other instruments (including toy instruments) :)

(since i'm admin i shall pin this thread haha)