I was wondering what the most common saxophone variant is, whether is be soprano, alto, tenor, or baritone. Can you tell me your type.
I am having trouble thinking of song ideas to compose, I am trying to create a remix kind of like the kinds I play in marching band, Ideas would be really helpful!!!!
I can't decide if I should switch to Baritone or Tenor Sax, or if I should stay an Alto Sax. Can you help me decide
What options are there for me to write in sticking I know musescore recently had an update about sticking but don't know where to find it and how to use it
Hi, I'm new at creating and I uploaded my first piece which is a arrangement of "I Can Only Imagine" for Drum Corps. If any of you have a chance to look at it and give any tips that would be awesome of you :)
The composer that influenced me the most is definitely Claude Debussy. I compose in an impressionistic style, which means that my pieces evoke imagery and a sense of story when listening, with some unique chords and controlled dissonance.
Some other compositional styles (not all of them, but some general ones):
Baroque - very structured, rule-abiding, very much single note voices, court dances.
Classical - sonata, orchestral pieces, structured and with set phrases, repetition and controlled expression.
Romantic - feeling-evoking, dramatic, freedom of expression, strong and contrasting note choices.
Impressionistic - image-evoking, a flowing and free tone, more dissonance, more chord choices.
Contemporary, modern, post-modern - jazz, blues, rag, that kinda music, lots of dissonance
Popular/good sounding - repetitive chord structure, very easy to listen to
Technical - compose for the purpose of exercising the fingers
I am hosting a competition for any classical composer.
Send me a message containing a link with your piece and in about a Month I will send everybody there score in a message.
Best of luck.
I just realized this group had kind of fallen asleep, if anyone here is still alive, please comment below!
Just arranged Waves of the Danube for a classical guitar ensemble. Let me know what you think of it!
Make sure to check out my other scores too! I have an original composition for a classical guitar ensemble, and an original composition for solo guitar.
I am nearing the end of composing the first movement of my suite. And I plan to end the movement using a plagal cadence. But I know that a plagal cadence can be hard to make sound convincing, I mean after all, it is a subdominant to tonic motion. And most of the time if anything, the subdominant moves to the dominant for your classic IV V I or a slightly embellished version of the same cadence such as IV V vii°7 I
I know that part of making a plagal cadence sound convincing is to slow it down. V I could easily be convincing at quarter note speed. Not so easy for IV I to be convincing at that speed. But as you slow it down, IV I becomes more convincing. Another thing that makes the plagal cadence more convincing is having the upper voice move between scale degrees 5 and 6, implying a second inversion subdominant chord.
Second inversion is the least stable form for any major or minor triad. And scale degrees 6 and 4 naturally want to move downwards. This leads to a convincing tonic resolution from the subdominant. Repeating the chords in a pattern like this
I IV IV I
as it is in the Messiah Chorus, makes the cadence even more convincing.
But do I need to do anything else to make the plagal cadence convincing? Would a leaping bass make it more convincing like it does for an authentic cadence?
I'm transcribing a piece for jazz trio, but I have run across a slight problem. The piece is in swing time, with a 67% eighth note ratio. If I add an acciaccatura (or any other grace note that comes before the beat, as far as I can tell) onto an off-beat note, the grace note is played far too early. It's almost as if it's playing a grace note for the straight eighth, rather than the swing eighth. The grace note works fine if it's on the on-beat. Can anyone give me some advice for how to fix this?
Do any of y'all like country music? If so, who are your favorite country musicians? Favorite song(s)?
Personally, I like George Strait, Johnny Cash, John Denver. For the most part, I prefer the music of the '80s, so I also like Keith Whitley, George Jones, Hank Jr., Alan Jackson, and so on.
This is a very Paganini-inspired piece which I wrote, learned and eventually performed as my senior solo at my last high school orchestra concert. I used many Paganini-esque idioms like a B theme in parallel tenths and a lyrical middle section with extensive use of harmonics. But I also injected some Tchaikovsky at the end to deliver maximum energy!
Use the custom audio (don't have Pro yet so I can't set it as the default).