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My second composition! :)

Well, that sure was quick.... my second piece... A study for classical/acoustic guitar, the instrument that i really play! Dont be fooled by the simple structure because it is hard, especialy to make a good fingering (probably gonna take some notes out to make it more simple and playable for guitar). Inspired by me i guess...? I just went with my flow and followed a great deal of advice from my first piece. Structure wise i feel it is obvious - A in D locrian (say whhaaaa)/pentatonic minor as well (in some parts) with a modulation to Bb major and a bridge to section B in D minor with a bridge to repeat the study until the coda. Sounds like a boos theme who went to brasil for carnival to me lol.... but idk...well enjoy! :) 
https://musescore.com/user/15015156/scores/5927114

My second composition! :)

 Well, that sure was quick.... my second piece... A study for classical/acoustic guitar, the instrument that i really play! Dont be fooled by the simple structure because it is hard, especialy to make a good fingering (probably gonna take some notes out to make it more simple and playable for guitar). Inspired by me i guess...? I just went with my flow and followed a great deal of advice from my first piece. Structure wise i feel it is obvious - A in D locrian (say whhaaaa)/pentatonic minor as well (in some parts) with a modulation to Bb major and a bridge to section B in D minor with a bridge to repeat the study until the coda. Sounds like a boos theme who went to brasil for carnival to me lol.... but idk...well enjoy! :) 
 
https://musescore.com/user/15015156/scores/5927114

Original Mallet Percussion Quartet/Quintet Pieces

Hey guys!
I joined this group a little while ago and forgot that I never posted a discussion, lol. I've been officially composing music for about four years now and I'm the principal percussionist of my high school. I've written a mallet quartet piece called "The Ticking Clock" which was accepted into a state composer's competition during my sophomore year; I went back later and wrote a follow up to that piece called "The End", which is a mallet quintet piece that has never been played before. Eventually, I'd like to write more of these mallet compositions and turn them into one conjoined piece or something! Let me know what you think!


https://musescore.com/user/15257336/scores/5818747
https://musescore.com/user/15257336/scores/5818761

Variation on a theme contest (Ended)

It is about the time of the anniversary of the death of my beloved grandfather. As I think I have not done enough deeds for him before he passed away, I would honour him with a contest. I would like you to make a variation on this theme by Schumann. I gave you historical background on the piece in the description of the work. 

https://musescore.com/hazim_azlan/theme-for-contest-31-december
Edit: Link closed due to the end of the contest

Rules:
This must only be for piano solo
The variation must be under 4 minutes and longer than 30 seconds. 
You may use any form in your composition: sonata, rondo, theme or variations
Have fun!

Winners will  have a follow from me and maybe have their piece placed in my upcoming Carnaval suite for solo piano. 

The contest will end on 6 January (Happy birthday Scriabin!)
Extended to 10th January

Good job to MadDuck for winning this contest!
Piece:https://musescore.com/quack/variations1

Hi y'all!

 I uploaded a scherzo for solo violin , check it out:



https://musescore.com/user/30906161/scores/5815070


It's really horrendous !


Hope you enjoy!

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Writing a Scherzo for String Quartet, which minor key to use?

So I am writing a Scherzo in the key of Eb major for a String Quartet. And the question came to mind of what minor key to use for the Trio section. I'm pretty certain that I want to do a shift from major to minor, since most Scherzi have either a shift from major to minor or vice versa as you get into the Trio section. But the question is what minor key to use for the Trio? I see these as my options:

  • Eb minor - Parallel minor(notating it as D# minor would make it slightly easier for strings, right?
  • C minor - Relative minor
  • G minor - Mediant minor(which I generally consider to be distantly related but not as distantly related as say C major and Bb major)
  • Circle of fifths motion - These would include Bb minor(the minor dominant) and Ab minor(which for strings should probably be notated as G# minor), F minor could probably be included here too(ii of Eb)

I'm thinking that maybe I should use C minor as my minor key, since that keeps both the close relation and the ease to play, while easily adding some dramatic contrast(especially when combining this with a time signature switch, as I will be doing in my Scherzo in Eb, where the Eb major Scherzo and Coda are in 2/4 and the Trio is in 6/8). But, I don't know for sure. So, I was thinking that maybe I should ask the people in this group which minor key they would prefer to have come after Eb major in the Trio section of a Scherzo.

For some added context, several times in the Eb major Scherzo section, I tonicize Bb briefly before going back to Eb major

So would you prefer that I use the key of Eb minor since the majority of Scherzi have this parallel key switch? Or would you prefer that I use C minor because it is easy to play? Or would you prefer that I move to the Mediant minor of G minor because it kind of reminds you of the Bb major that has previously appeared in the Scherzo? Or would you prefer that I move by Circle of Fifths to a different key?   

Woodwind quintet arrangement of a double bass sonata

Dear Woodwinds, I have now finished my arrangement of Robert Fuchs' sonata for double bass and piano from 1913, whereby the piano is transformed into a wind quintet. I had a lot of fun making it and I think that shines through in the final result. I already posted about this a year ago but I only had one movement sketched out back then. Please have a listen, it might be fun.

https://musescore.com/user/352976/scores/5387345

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

Every time you enter a score into the contest, you need to upload it to the sheet music section of the group itself. It will make it easier to find them to judge. Also, you need to rename them to say CMC Contest. For example
"CMC Contest #5 Sonata in C Minor". Please reply if you read this if you are confused reply as well.

Sincerely,
CMC.