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Hello! I've been playing clarinet for about 3 months now, but I have never quite been able to play in the upper register successfully. If any of you out there could give me some tips, it would be much appreciated!
Edit: Thank you all for your help!
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Chinadoll has beautiful glossy golden brown hair, large soft eyes, a very quiet shy disposition along with an exceptionally sweet and gentle nature. Chinadoll loves loves fresh fruit (especially bananas) and vegetables. Yes, chinadoll is a Syrian Hamster with a bit of a talent for composing music. Late at night when everyone is asleep, chinadoll will tap out the notes on the home computer using her little paws. She loves attention and lots of gentle petting (especially if you give her a treat).
For those who don’t know Polyrhythm is the simultaneous use of two or more conflicting rhythms e.g. triplets at the same time as duplets
I am seeking advice from ensemble players and/or anyone reasonably experienced with scoring for winds, especially if you have a background in chamber music.
I compose and arrange for piano, strings, and guitar, but I am hoping to expand my horizon and beginning to look into orchestration in general.
I own a grand flute and have a basic understanding of what it can do and how it will sound not as MIDI but in real life. What it can cut through, and what it will only ever-so-slightly color.
By extension albeit to a lesser extent I can claim the same for the piccolo.
However, I have zero experience writing for oboe, clarinet, or bassoon.
The following piece is my very first attempt at balancing all five woodwinds mentioned above, and not just against one another but against five string instruments as well.
Owing to complete inexperience, at first I tried to tackle this by thinking in terms of flute and string quartet, and treating the rest of the players as supporting cast. I have no idea if that's the wisest thing to do, but that's what I know. So it starts off tame and only gradually grows more confident.
The piece is tonal and requires no virtuosity from any of the players. I am not concerned with what's playable and what isn't. I am concerned with balance, texture, and color.
So if the individual parts are unremarkable that's a good thing. My focus is on making them come together to form a cohesive whole. Not on pushing the envelope, but on acquiring an understanding of the basics. There's no point in writing the next Rite of Spring if you can't even orchestrate two bars of a simple waltz.
In brief, I have no idea how any of this will sound on actual instruments, what to look out for, and what not to worry about.
So if something jumps out at you as an experienced ensemble player, by all means do let me know.
If nothing does, all the better.
The runtime is six minutes.
Thank you in advance.
Hi, my name is Noah (Z. Værum) and i am a composer/clarinetist and i come from Denmark, i've composed a litlle piece for 4 horns, so i hope you like it. If you want to buy it, the link is below ;)
Useful musical notations with some translations as well
Accelerando – to gradually get faster since you are such a slow poke; 急いで、私は私の歯科医の予定に到達する必要があります
Andante – a walking tempo, temporarily, until you trip over a sixteenth note; 足にけいれんがありました
Basso continuo – a form of bass line from the baroque period, noted with numbers that indicate chords, probably in a random nonsensical fashion according to the whims of the composer; あなたは生の魚を食べたことがありますか
Berceuse – a lullaby, causing you to doze off and miss your cue. Then the conductor throws his or her baton at you, stabbing you through the heart, and forever after you mournfully haunt the concert hall; matur nuwun sewu lulla, aku wis wektu swell
Crescendo – growing as in a swelling of sound, short for "Criminy, close the blooming window"; te recomendamos a good restaurant
Expressive – play expressively, sometimes with tears, grimacing, and much gnashing of your teeth; Har du noen kippers, jeg er sulten
Fugue – contrapuntal, someone's contrary uncle; غوريلا قليلة في العالم
Gigue – a lively dance form from the baroque, and when the music stops, everyone yells "gique!" and everyone falls down laughing: uma ingaphukile ungayilungisi
Giocoso – play the piece cheerfully or in a playful way, what other way is there? আমার পায়ের আঙ্গুল ব্যাথা, এটা কিছু মাখন করা
Leggiero – lightly without force, also a type of linguini; hvis du kommer til at trykke mig på skulderen, gør det forsigtigt, tak. Jeg er hele fra mudderbrydning i aftes
Legno – for string players to use wooden side of bow to hit the strings, and sometimes the heads of other players; fass mein Bein nicht an NEIN!
Mezzo – half, what the conductor says you will be paid for a performance; Hatagan ko ikaw niini nga donut
Passacaglia – baroque dance form with a short melodic phrase, usually in the bass, and sometimes in the basement; 海龜是很棒的寵物
Poco a poco – little by little, you poka me, I poka you to the tune of a polka; ти ме тласкаш и аз ще те съборя
Rallentando – gradually slower, since we get tired during a performance such as one of Wagner's 8 hour opera performances; когда я становлюсь старше, я становлюсь медленнее
Ritenuto – slow down, obviously a curse word in Italian meaning "addle-brained musician who can't stay on the beat" but few will admit it ; Εγώ θα puke εάν δεν οδηγείτε πιο αργά
Rubato – play with freedom, deviate from strict tempo to get more expressive playing, also another curse word, loosely translated "you are a fat pig"; onde fica o banheiro?
Scherzo – joke, fast light-hearted, the sound an Italian makes when he or she sneezes (I'm part Italian so I am allowed to do Italian jokes); La tua faccia sembra un formaggio ammuffito
Sarabande – in baroque, a slow, genteel dance in triple time, also a small musical group led by the famous singer, Sara; Ég stakk upp á hundinn þinn
Triple time – three beats to a measure like ¾, also, multitasking, doing three things at once like drinking a soda, texting and driving causing you to rear end a truck; Эмнэлэг хаана байна вэ?
i am working on a piano sonata
I play The flute. And I was wondering what piece I should play next… I learned the music really easily I've been playing with it for about 3 1/2 years any recommendations would mean a lot, Thank you!
Should I extend it?
I wonder about this as a number of commenters seem highly critical of compositions that aren't according to musical conventions - with instruments out of order in the score, instruments being played outside their normal musical range, or absence or misuse of musical notations.
You may or may not know this but I am arranging the Pathetique Sonata for a symphony orchestra. I have gotten to the second Grave section and the notes reach the very lowest register of the bassoon. Before I get too deep into it, I need some advice about the bassoon, preferably from someone who plays the bassoon.
Can the bassoon play pianissimo in its lowest register? Because the last note of the Grave section that I would put in the bassoon part is a B natural below the bass staff. I know the bassoon can be very mellow sounding but can B natural below the bass staff be played pianissimo? If not, then I will just have that note played by the double basses and notate it up an octave from where it is in the piano score to get the desired pitch.
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I wanna know some lists of pieces that you all have played during your time in Band in School, and What are some pieces that you all have played with some of the most Infamous straight 16th note runs that last for more than 16 Bars in the Woodwind Parts in Band Pieces? I have one to start it off and it's Metroplex by Robert Sheldon, has anyone ever played this piece or anything just as bad like it?
It is really great that musescore now can let you post your compositions online with the same soundfonts and thus the same sound you hear on your own home computer, or wherever you do your composing. No more frustrations of having the posted compositions sounding different from what you wanted. Under file, click save online and check the box for importing your composition's sound. Nice.
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I need to find a name for my antique 1940s solid metal clarinet... my flute is named Felipe, and need a name that goes nicely with it.
Thanks for your help!
So im in marching band and I'm the only flute out of 16 hornline, mostly brass...
I keep trying to play louder but it always goes up an octave or makes an awful screeching noise. Even though I have been playing for about two years, I've never found a solution to the problem. I was wondering if any of you could give me some tips on how to play louder but still sound decent during competitions.
Mine is my rondo for a sonata collab