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Please post which song you like best in this discussion and on the due date of the challenge I will see which song has the most votes (ties are aloud, there will be no tiebreakers). You can only give 1 vote and It can't be your song (If you have one for the challenge).

I'm Back

I have been back on MuseScore for the past 2 days, and hopefully for the future. I know a lot of people don't remember me because I have been taking a leave from actually composing publicly to study music and music theory very in-depth, I am glad to be part of the community again.

Writing in Older Styles

I have been told before that writing in the styles I do is not pushing music any further and is holding me back. People have told me that writing in contemporary or atonal styles will bring the most original music out; however, I only compose in the styles of the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic. I believe that is also the case for some of us here—we compose it older styles. Consequently, I have been wondering what you all think about it.

1. Do you believe we should compose primarily in contemporary or atonal styles? Why or why not?
2. What advantages and disadvantages do you see in composing in older styles?
3. What advantages and disadvantages do you see in composing in newer or atonal styles?
4. Do you compose in newer and/or older styles?
5. Do you follow the “rules” (like counterpoint rules) of the common practice period (the Baroque Era, Classical Era, and Romantic Era) while writing?
6. Is writing in an older style unoriginal?
7. Of the three, which would you rather listen to? Contemporary, atonal, or tonal common practice period music?