this is a group for anything! (with moderation) ;P
Ok, so I know that this is a marching band group and some of you are going to hate me for this, but I am legit desperate for help on a concert band arrangement.
I'm writing a piece for concert band (it's an eighth grade band, so the music isn't too complex). It's an arrangement of music from the album Adele 21.
We have 3 percussionists, and I only have 2 percussion parts written: xylophone and drumset (One of our percussionists has been playing drumset for a long time and I wanted to write a piece that could showcase that). I really need another percussion part, but as I've never played percussion, I am not exactly knowledgeable in this field. Does anyone have any tips for adding another percussion part in a concert band piece?
(Again, don't hate me for posting this on a marching band group)
I am writing a marching band show and i need an arranger to write quality pit and battery parts. Contact me if interested.
So next year will be my senior year of high school and I'd like to compile the big pit moments from each of the past three shows that I have performed into a sort of lot piece. I have been trying to figure out a good way to do it, but I've been unsuccessful so far. If anybody would be interested in helping me out, please let me know. I really want to surprise my section with something like this.
Sixth edition of Sorodha Composition Competition belongs to MARIMBA. I will be honoured to perform five selected compositions at public concert 29th April in Antwerp, Belgium.
Apply now! The submission deadline is Friday 10th of March 2017!
More info www.sorodha.be
La sixième édition de la compétition de composition sorodha appartient à marimba. Je serai honoré de réaliser cinq compositions sélectionnées au concert public le 29 avril à Anvers, Belgique.
S'appliquer maintenant ! La date limite de soumission est le vendredi 10 mars 2017 !
Plus d'informations www.sorodha.be
Bonne chance !
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About a year ago I was playing percussion in my school's production of My Fair Lady. I don't remember which song this was in, but at one point the percussion score-- and I believe it was only the percussion score-- had the marking "fake time". I have not seen this marking anywhere else, and no one, not even google, seems to know what it means (When I asked my director what it meant, he said "you're a percussionist, it's what you've been doing this whole time. Music directors are mean...) To me, it seems like it would be synonymous with "free time", but that seems like an odd thing to have in one part of a theatrical score. Has anyone on here seen this marking before? If so, how was it interpreted? If not, how would you interpret it?
Does anyone know how to get the suspended cymbal sound in musescore.
Im currently writing a show and i need a percussion arranger to write quality pit and battery parts for the show. Message me if interested.
Man, I have got to be the worst admin in the world, going AWOL for months and months. Probably should put a few other admins on this page in the case of my absence.
But man, never thought this group would have more than 50 people in it. Next thing I know, there's over 100 people, then 200, and I'm like, wow.
But enough of that, I wanted to ask you all a question. I see quite a few Copy/Paste arrangements on this site, and I've always made it a point that whenever I make some kind of arrangement, I add my own little thing to it, a signature if you will. And it got me wondering if anyone else does that kind of thing.
Personally I love adding in chimes, bells, vibes, and any other metals I can add to make things spark a bit more. I also like to increase the speed of playing of several things I write, but I'll also slow things down quite a bit as well.
Is there any kind of style you all use? Or do you aim to keep things as close to the original as you can get?
Put simply, I'm kinda bored, and I want to write out some percussion parts. However, I have no shows to write for! So, does anybody have a show that they'd like me to help arrange percussion parts (both pit and battery) for?
Hello there. I have been looking for percussion solo pieces that express one or multiple emotions. Specifically right now I have been trying to find a piece of Grief, Rage, or Envy. Does anyone know where I could find these? The search function hasn't really been able to help me out
i could need some advice by a percussionist with my latest arrangement "Tarzan".
It´s about combing parts and i need to know what kind of instrument is used in the original at 2 bars. If you think you´ll be able to help me, please have a look at it!
I'd like to try something fun in my new role as co-administrator of Laugh Silly. Each Month, I will name the best laugh-inducing, silly composition submitted during the month, at least according to me and then post the winners here.
You are also welcome to nominate what you think are the best of the month, also.
I am currently arranging some pop music. I have some questions for anyone that would be willing to help an amateur:
1. In pop music, sometimes artists embellish a little with vocals and etc. Is it better to use complex rhythms to come close to what the artist does, insert an simpler rhythm, or change it all together?
2. In giving out the melody parts, I don't really want to give it to the trumpets every time because they always get it, and the flutes are usually really hard to hear? What other options do I have that will actually sound good? I know that just about every instrument can play melody, but I also know that if not executed correctly it could be a disaster.
3. Does anyone have any suggestions for songs that I could do?
Help me write music or I hack .#.(-.-")
We (Joseph and Hannah) have decided that every time we double in the number of followers (so right now we're at 5, so it'll be 10, 20, 40, 80, maybe throw in something for 100, 160, etc.) we will alternate posting an original composition to thank you! (It may or may not be very good. We're certainly not experts ;)
Somebody write what u mean by dae dae(aye aye aye) please
I'm going to be certified as a piano teacher in a fall, but to be accepted into the teacher training program, I have to send in two audition pieces. Now, these are above my level (Beethoven's Sonata in G Major and Minuet I by Bach) and the judges are expecting me to perform them flawlessly, at a teacher's level, not a student's. Needless to say, it's hard work. I have about a month until the deadline, and I'm still tripping up and hitting wrong notes and hesitating and keeping the rhythm.
Do you have any tips for learning these pieces or any advice on auditioning? I need all the help I can get right now. Thank you so much!