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CCC#2 - "The Wanderer"

 CCC#2 is here!

Based on the results of the survey I sent out on Friday 7th June, it occurred to me that several of the themes which I suggested, and asked you to vote on, would in fact fit quite nicely together. Therefore, for this second competition, I have found another painting by Caspar David Friedrich, since the response for “The Watzmann” was very good. I am also going to give a genre of music (as wide as possible, but still something to go on) and a short story available in the file below.

If you would like to help judge the competition, or have any other queries, please message on Musescore, or via discord @jte#9811

Details of the competition:

- The deadline will be in 4 weeks time (Saturday 29th June)

- The genre, as chosen by the survey will be “Film Music”. This is deliberately a very wide genre in order to give the contestants freedom of creativity. There will be an award for the most original take on the task, as with the first competition. 
Obviously this theme can be interpreted to fit your desires.

- The painting (shown below) and the story are both in the google docs file. If you have any issues accessing this file, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I will be happy to help.


- Your work must be completely original/all your own work.

- Be nice when critiquing other people’s work. Constructive criticism is fine, but don’t be rude. If you do, you will be disqualified from the competition and banned from the group.

- All pieces and comments must be appropriate.

Please let me know if you’re planning on taking part. I’d like to have an idea of who might be competing.  

- Joe


Theory Prompt #7

7. Compose a piece in Mixolydian mode.

Things to Consider:
Modes are built on the major and minor scales - there is a different mode for each note in a major scale (for example, a major scale is also known as Ionian mode). Mixolydian mode is build from the fifth note of a major scale. This means that, in C Major, the Mixolydian scale with that same key signature starts on the fifth note, or G. So a key signature with all-naturals is going to be G Mixolydian. You could also think of Mixolydian as a major scale with a lowered seventh (meaning there is a whole step between the seventh and the tonic, versus the half step present between in a major scale).
What chord progressions could you use to emphasize that the piece is in Mixolydian instead of just being a major scale? Could you emphasize the flatted seventh with a major VII chord, perhaps?
Make sure to emphasize the tonic note. How can you do this? By using various chords that involve this tonic note? By continually coming back to the tonic chord? By starting and ending the melody on tonic?
Are there any styles that you know of in which a Mixolydian scale is common? Perhaps you can try emulating that style to ensure that you stay true to Mixolydian mode?

Required Tags: MusiComp Prompts, MCP Week #7, MCP Theory Prompt #7

Theory Prompt #7 Judging Deadline: September 22, 2018 [only one week this time, guys!]

Comment questions and submissions below! Good luck! :)

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Hello, all! Update for you... we are in the process of filling moderator/challenge creator/judge positions! Check out the descriptions below and contact myself or Jay with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

Moderator: As a moderator for J&J’s Challenges, you will create and update signups for challenges, answer participants’ questions, delete spam and other inappropriate posts/comments/scores from the group; however, you may not remove a user from the group without Jay’s permission. 
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Challenge Creator: As a Challenge Creator for J&J’s Challenges, you will brainstorm and fine-tune composition/arrangement contests on a monthly basis, and possibly post mini-challenges as well. You will work closely with the Judges’ Circle, considering their advice and ensuring they have the correct criteria to judge each submission. You will work closely with the Moderators to ensure each contest is released on deadline.
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Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have over 5 years of experience in music, with at least 1 year of experience as a composer/arranger. A firm grasp of music theory is important. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate either a cursory knowledge of many musical genres/styles/eras, or extensive knowledge of one particular musical genre/style/era.
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