The wait is over! The first competition is here!
That didn't take long! Thank you to everyone who has joined the group in the last 24 hours or so. :D
So, I have a couple of things to talk about, the first is announcing the competition, the second is regarding Admins and Judges etc, so I want to quickly apologise for the lengthy post.
But let's start with the fun bit!
CCC#1 - "The Watzmann" by Caspar David Friedrich.
"The Watzmann" is a painting by artist Caspar David Friedrich, made in the mid 1820s. It is a fantastic landscape painting, and although I know nothing about art, I absolutely love this painting.
This challenge was inspired by a composition task I was given at school, where we had to write a piece of music inspired by a painting. I chose a different painting by Caspar David Friedrich, which inspired me to look up some more of his art to use for this competition.
So, the challenge is fairly simple: Write a piece of music inspired by this painting, "The Watzmann". I look forward to seeing what you can come up with.
A few quick rules/details:
1) You may use any ensemble of instruments.
2) The piece must be between 1.30 and 5 minutes long.
3) The piece must be original, not an arrangement.
You will be given a mark out of 10 for your piece, along with some feedback. You have until Sunday 19th May which gives you one month to complete the piece. I will announce the winners as soon as possible after that.
Admin / Judge
So, basically, if anyone would like to be an admin and judge in the competition, please message me. Your job will be to help me mark the scores, and make sure the group runs smoothly. Obviously, you won't be able to participate in any competitions which you help judge, so sorry about that. If no-one wants to, I can do it myself, but it would make things a lot easier for me, so message if you're willing to help. Thanks!
There. I apologise again for the long post. I'd never get away with this on RSA. :/
Thanks again to everyone who helped boost this group to 30 members yesterday. :D
I look forward to seeing all of your entries to the competition. Obviously you don't have to, but if you are entering, it would be helpful if you could just let me know in the comments. Have fun!
SWITCH PLAYERS- I'm getting really bored on my switch, anybody wanna share friend codes so we can chill and get some splatoon 2 on?
ANY GAMER- need sum friends to play freakin fortnite (do you have save the world, btw?) or trials or something i don't care
MY code is in my bio by the way
We should have a single word to describe this chronic ailment which flares up every few weeks, i.e, the space bar neither starts nor stops the player. Firefox, mac, here's a score https://musescore.com/bsg/scores/5529279#comment-5214847 . There's no point in being upset any more.
I never changed my profile picture and this randomly happened. It seems to have happened to other users as well. Can this be fixed? Thanks!
I'm working on my first few pieces and learning a lot in the process.
I'm trying to figure out how to pick a key for a song. Is there a general rule of thumb that happy songs are written in certain keys, sad songs fit into others, moody songs fit in the rest.
How do YOU select the keys for your songs?
Also what resources really helped you when you first started out?
I feel pretty good asking you guys, because I have a lot of respect for the songs that are posted here.
Some changes are in effect for making this group better, and more rewarding for our competitors and winners!
1. We will be providing feed back for each score instead of only 1st place winner to specify strengths and weaknesses in your scores for future reference.
2. We will be keeping a list of JAY and JOHN'S CHALLENGES' winners in a separate discussion as a "WALL OF FAME" for recognition of first place winners, and as motivation for competitors.
Also Jay and I are reviewing your scores to decide the final winner this Saturday! And trust me when I say, it's not an easy decision. xD Thanks everyone!
-John & Jay
I'd appreciate if you give me advices on how to improve this piece
I would like to know your favorite game
Abortion, in my opinion, is the biggest problem in America. I am very against it and would like to know your thoughts on it. If you're for it, why? If your against it, why? If you're unsure, what questions do you have?
Since this group is for talking and role playing, I figured I should start it. When posting make sure to post as a comment and not a reply. Please do not go overboard or post anything not 18+ or any weird romantic stuff unless it’s contributing to overall story *cough* musicfox *cough*
Here’s the start. It’s in a tavern in some fantasy medieval village. A few people are having a drink of rum or something.
I’ll be the guy who works at the place. You start.
Just post a comment and one of us will do our best to answer your questions! :)
This is also a group where if you just want to talk we can just have conversations too ;)