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!
The wait is over! The first competition is here!
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.
Let's start a word game! One word after another. First word: You
Book or website?
If I see a bird that I don't recognize, which is rare, I use both, but mostly I use the 'All About Birds' website.
Similar to AcousticRenegade's discussion, but I decided to post it to see if anyone was interested.
What Bird Are You Most Like? Cornell quiz. 15 questions.
Oh, and I came out as a Red-Tailed Hawk
I will announce the details of the first competition when we reach 30 members.
Please invite your friends, and suggest people for me to send direct invites to, so that we can reach that goal as quickly as possible!
Coundown to 30: 34/30
Update at about 1am BST: It is quite late where I live, so I'll be posting the competition in the morning.
Edit 19 Apr: I'm not updating this counter anymore. Competition coming soon. :D
How many of you play the flute?
Nova Partitura Rara Não perca
*Sax Alto (Ou instrumento em Eb)
Suggest people to send a direct invite to! Advertising the group is great and everything, but we need to send invites to specific people if we want lots of people. Suggest them here, and I'll invite them if I haven't already, or if they're not already in the group.
Edit: If anyone would like to advertise the group for me, that would be appreciated. Also, suggestions of what groups are good to advertise in would be nice.
Basically the title ;P
What bird would you be and why?
I would like to buy a synthesizer and after I have checked some offers on the internet, I have to say, I do not know, which is the best. I would need it for our family group - two accordions, flute, guitar, violin and piano. We would like to play for our grandfather and we can't just take piano from our home with us😉 So what would you recommend?
...Since this group is new with 0 discussions except for this one (so far)...
So, what's your favorite bird? I love parrots, but I think my absolute favorite birds are the long-tailed tit and the gray jay!
Most of the time, I rip paper up, pop bubble wrap, and pull food plastic wrap apart, before throwing it away. Does anyone else do this?
Is anyone here a member of the church of jesus christ of latter day saints?
When do we start?
Is it like a dead line day?,
or a certain amount of people