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Reached composers block

So, you know how I have been working on the 50 follower special composition right? Well, I am 2/3 of the way through it and even include a short bit of canon in the composition. But after this canonic moment, I can't seem to make further progress. I know that I want to go back to G major by means of a plagal cadence(which would require me to substitute C major for C#°) and that I want to end the piece with a plagal cadence.

I have been having this composers block for about a week now. I usually embrace it and just move on to composing something else, but this is a 50 follower special composition that I have been working on.

Almost reached 50 follower milestone

If you don't know already, I am now almost at 50 followers. Currently I have 39 followers so just 11 more and I will have reached the 50 follower mark. I had maybe like 4 followers 2 years ago. So clearly, I'm doing something right. My most recent score called The Storm just brought me 2 more followers. I suppose they followed me hoping to someday see the entire suite that I plan on The Storm being a part of. That suite I call Weather Music. Maybe I should compose another part of the suite for that 50 followers mark, upload it when I reach 50 followers, and then whenever I have finished the suite, upload it in its entirety.

If you want to listen to what I have so far of The Storm, here it is:

https://musescore.com/user/50070/scores/5611423

It just so happens that I have been getting rain for 3 days straight here in Ohio.

Update 1: 6/18/2019

Oh my goodness, 4 followers in a single day. That is a record for me, I am now at 43 followers. I don't know if the follower milestone or finishing the composition will come first. If the follower count does come first, that's fine. I'm not pushing myself to finish the 50 follower composition.

Update 2: 6/19/2019

Wow, 5 followers in 1 day. I don't think I will finish my 50 follower composition before I reach 50 followers. Often my composition process is slow, so don't be surprised if a week has passed and I still haven't finished the composition yet. I will get it done when I get it done. I emphasize quality over quantity with my compositions.

Update 3: 6/24/2019

I'm just 1 away from reaching the 50 followers mark. As for the composition, I'm about halfway through composing it.

Heads-up: This group was featured!

Hi, everyone! Just so you know, Competitions, Collaboration, and Creations was recently featured in the Group of Group's list for competition groups! If you  want to talk about your experience as a member of this group, or give  more info to those considering joining, head on over the Group of  Groups.(
https://musescore.com/groups/group-of-groups/discuss/5042554

We look forward to seeing you!

Vocal Music

Hey Everyone! I totally agree with the mission statement here. But I want to point out that vocal and choral music is different. I've started my own group, Vocal Music, to show off vocal solos rather than the choral music shown here. I'd love for any and everyone to join my group. I don't mean to steal anyone from this group, please stay here and contribute here, but I have a new group for vocal solos rather than choral music.

 
https://musescore.com/groups/3851916

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.



Rules:

- 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.  

Thanks,
- Joe

Story:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uWsaQDDFUsNS4p-FO_7p91Lh8q0JiaO9Q-tSJvfPvLM/edit?usp=sharing

CCC#1 - "The Watzmann" RESULTS! and CCC#2!

THE RESULTS ARE FINALLY HERE!

I am very sorry for the *ahem* 2 week delay. I've been very busy with school and things, so it's been hard to find the time to judge the pieces. But I've done it now, finally!

We've had some fantastic compositions, ranging from full orchestral to guitar-and-vocals pieces. All have been unique and brilliant in their own way, and it's been a real pleasure listening to all of them.

So, the winner will be announced below, and also in RSA, and you can read the feedback on your own piece in the google docs file. There are also a few winners for different categories, so check to see if your name is there.




THE WINNER IS: @David Dinh - "The Watzmann"
Wow. Just wow. Sounds very much like something from a movie. Beautifully orchestrated, with some fantastic writing for the string section especially. The melody beginning bar 26 is lovely, and harmonically, the piece is fantastic. Also the cannon in bars 46-57 is really nice.


Winner Categories:

Most Original/Interesting take on the task:
@lilianialoy - "Spirit of the Watzmann"

Best Orchestration:
@David Dinh - "The Watzmann"

Most Epic Piece:
VegetarianCarrot - "Mount Voir"

Link to feedback sheet:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Zrn_YgUYtARzVEa9gSWZbypV55BKTXvJTnKJSDtlLJA/edit?usp=sharing

CCC#2

So given the success of this competition, I think it makes sense to do another one. However, I want you opinion on a few things before I announce it officially. If you could please take the time to fill in this quick questionnaire, I would really appreciate it.

https://forms.gle/PDUqBzUShGwUXGvY7