You may recognize this post if you joined the Get Your Music Heard! group. I've been searching for a good piano solo song that shows a degree of virtuoso, intellect and emotion, for quite some time now, and I'm wondering whether the members of this group has got what it takes to impress me! Each week I will set a particular style to follow (that is, to compose), and the style of piece allowed will change every week. Here is a guideline for some simple rules to follow:
1. Instrument: Piano Solo only
2. Duration of piece: Maximum of 7 minutes
3. Style of piece that is allowed this week: Impressionistic and/or Etude
4. Only one piece per person per style
5. How to leave the comment:
Example -> Etude:
Example -> Challenge accepted: (add link)
The submitted piece must be at the same difficulty and/or harder than these pieces mentioned:
1. "Prelude to the Water Sprites" from Prelude to the Water Sprites/The Water Sprites Allure and Curse by The Curious Guy:
2. "Splashes" from Reflections: A Suite of Picturesque Experiences by Skylighter
3. "Prelude in G# minor" by trngl
4."Etude in B major" by JustisB
5. "Paraphrase on Carol of the Bells" by yesverymuch
CHALLENGE(S) OF THE WEEK:
a) Do an Impressionist music representing the sea that is harder and/or equal to Prince781's At Sea -> link: https://musescore.com/prince781/at-sea-wip
b) Do a etude for the left hand only
I will personally rate them from a scale of 1-5. I rarely give a 1, but it's also very hard to earn a 4.5 to 5. The winner is the one with the highest rating in the week, and those with a score of 4.6 and above will be featured in the following week's contest and may possibly judge the next style's contest. I hope you join, and I look forward to listen!
Marc-Andre Hamelin is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest virtuosi alive, and has recorded all manner of pieces. I would like to enquire as to the personal preferences of this group with regard to this Canadian master?
My own favourite recordings of his:
Alkan's Symphonie pour Piano Seul; Concerto pour piano seul; Le Festin d'Esope.
Liszt's Sonata H-moll
Saint-Saens' Piano concerto no. 2, third movemnet.
That last piece he performs unassailably.
Hellllo Everybodyy!!! I'm pretty excited to share with you this extremely simple tip on making string sections sound soooo much fuller!
I would love your feedback on this 'epic' 24-minute song which took me a month of work!
I'm a beginner composer, and I just finished composing this piece for cello and piano. I feel like that I may need to cut back on a lot of the notes. If you could, can you please have a listen and give me your feedback?
That, and if there's a more appropriate title...
Thank you very much!
A little and cheap - but happy - ragtime I composed for a girl I met in a summer camp this year.
Uploaded on Oct 29, 2018
My first piano composition on which I added a little improvisation part. This is my first score; I made it to try and test the software. I promise you I will post more difficult scores very soon :-)
This piece is very hard to play respecting the keys, so you are allowed to play some notes in G clef with your left hand.
Original version : https://www.jamendo.com/track/1432047/arpeges (released on July 22, 2016 on Jamendo.com)
Artist: "Vilega - piano forever"
Hey I posted a song not too long ago, and i could really use some suggestions/tips. Thanks :)
Hey guys! This is the first time I ever wrote an atonal piece, so I would like some advice and critique!
I have just created a group to compile a songbook of songs from Musescore (See group description for more detail, here's the link: http://musescore.com/groups/ultimate_songbook_of_musescore. We need all the people we can get to join, as it 30+ people to really kick start the path to publishing the song book, so it would be great for everybody to join!
Thanks in advance!
I just edited out a few mistakes in my latest score. Feedback appreciated
Encase you do like it follow for more pieces that I will be releasing shortly
Please read the piece description; I plan to revise this piece later for improper notation and time signature but I'd also love to hear thoughts on the material, themes, harmony, structure, etc.
Hi Guys! I have created a new piece into my collection!... a rondo! I would gladly like comments and critique based on it! :)
I'm currently doing a collection of pieces in all 24 keys, for piano solo. I need help completing the set, so I'd appreciate it if you'd help out composing a short (less than or around 4 minutes) in G# minor (for now). The only criteria it must fulfill in order for it to be considered in the project is that the style of the piece must be different from the rest. Example: the piece in F major is written in a waltz, the one in Eb major is written 4/4 against 3/4, C minor has a Prokofiev (I think) feel to it, F minor is written in jazz, etc. Also, it must show some form of virtuoso/impressionism (whichever you are aiming for). I am interested in the dances forms (tango, marzuka, minuet, sarabande...), but anything goes for now. Credits will be given for the piece if it makes it in, as well as a favourite and a follow, very well deserving.
Here's the piece: https://musescore.com/user/151230/scores/5162921
PS: I might reject some pieces if I find the piece unsuitable for the project, I'll also include critique/reasons for the said decision. Love to hear from you guys!
This is a very incomplete rough draft of my Scherzo in E minor. It is one of the first pieces I've composed in a serious manner, and being that I don't actually take composition lessons, I'm looking for places to receive critique. Thanks for listening! Please comment :)
Out of curiosity, which song in this group is the hardest to play? I don't mean impossible to play or it being a super long song with mediocre technical skill, just hard on a technical/interpretive level. Or should this be a mini-competition lol
Hello! I'm a self-taught composer, and this is my second full piece (I've written things like character themes for friends that I don't count as full pieces) and, although I've been working on it throughout the summer, I'm still unhappy with it. I'm looking for critiques and tips on how I can improve this piece.