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What key to go to with the G7?

I am composing my first bagatelle right now. I decided to do it in rondo form and in a major key. Not only that, but I went for my avoid key, C major. As you can probably tell, I usually avoid composing in C major. Why? Because it sounds boring, Why? Because a hint of chromaticism makes me question whether or not I am modulating to another key.

Anyway, I have a G7 harmony and following that, 4 measures of a first ending with C major harmony. Now, I want to go somewhere else with this G7. I can think of a few keys that G7 can convincingly lead to. G major for obvious reasons is one key that G7 can convincingly lead to, at least if it is in an inversion. A minor is also convincingly lead to by treating the G7 as the subtonic. I can go to F also, if I resolve the G7 to C first.

I was thinking of reserving the minor key for when I get to the C section. So that means that I am leading to a major key other than C major. But it is hard for me to decide whether I should go to F major or G major, or a key not as closely related to C major(and note, I do think of the parallel minor as being closely related but I don't think of the mediant minor as being closely related at all).

Need help finding solo piece for Flute!

Hey all! I'm going to audition for my local junior orchestra in the fall, and need some advice... here are the requirements:

A solo or piece of your choosing that fully demonstrates your finest playing, such as a piece you are working on in lessons or a piece you performed with your school

A classical concerto for your instrument of your choice

Major scales and arpeggios up to four flats and sharps

Melodic minor scales and arpeggios up to four sharps and flats

Sight-reading

I have the last four down, I just need help finding a solo piece. If any of you have any suggestions, i'm in need!

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Just a funny saying. Do you agree?

So at my high school, we have our own orchestra (and band, but Orchestra's better). We only have Violin, Viola, and Cello. So when people talk about Violins and Cellos I simply say: "Violins are too high, Cellos are too low, and Violas are the cream of the Oreo." What's usually the favorite part of the Oreo? The cream! Do you agree?

New Member

Hi! I'm excited to see all these viola players gathered in one group. It's so hard to find a good spot like this because violas are so underrated. Anyways, I'm an aspiring viola player who needs a LOT of practice, and I was wondering if any of the more experienced players could recommend some music that might be good for someone playing at a 6th-8th grade level. I've only been playing for 3 years, so I think that would be a good area for me. Thanks!

Kyoto Animation (KyoAni) Arson

I understand this isn't music related but I'm sure people in this group would care about what happened to Kyoto Animation Co. On Thursday July 18, 2019, a man by the name of  Shinji Aoba was suspected to purposely start a fire at Kyoto Animation Co. (better known as KyoAni) because he accused them of plagiarizing one of his novels. KyoAni is an animation studio that was known for making many different types of anime, manga and movies. Some of their works include K-On!, Nichijou, Sound! Euphonium, and A Silent Voice. Because of the fire, it caused 35 lives to be lost and many more around the world to be changed forever. Because of this tragedy, Sentai Filmworks, a very good partner with KyoAni, started a gofundme page that recieved almost two million dollars in donations. The link to the gofundme page can be found here:  
https://www.gofundme.com/help-kyoani-heal
This is a tragedy that nobody should ever have to go through. Spreading the word out will be just enough to help out. #HelpKyoAniHeal