Would anyone be interested in me arranging any pieces for them? I will do it for most ensembles and solos too. I am currently working on Blue Bells of Scotland for my Wind Symphony.
this is the best form of my mary had a little lamb parody (it sounds dumb, but it actually sis one of my better pieces)
Check it out!
This is my first time writing a piece specifically to be technically challenging as opposed to being linked to a theme, so it's been a ride.
I've heard some passages would be pretty difficult, so if there's anything in here that is past a reasonable amount of challenging, do not hesitate to let me know!!
So yesterday I decided to start composing some original music and I came up with this. As stated, it's a heavy WIP (only 14 measures are completed). I only posted it to see what y'all think of the beginning.
It's also up on the group. I'd love to know what could be improved and what is already good
I'm 13 and this is my first orchestral waltz it took me about a day to complete, that is why it is so short. Please provide feedback,
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! :)
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.
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Kinda weird how I'm the only one so far entering the competition even though it's been almost a month and no one has submitted anything yet. So I'm gonna start off with my entry for the contest. Link below:
Please submit something. I don't wanna be the only one entering haha. :p
If you all want to join a jazz composition contest here you go. Its gonna be until July 21st