I’ve finally completed the piano piece I’ve been working on the past couple weeks; it has been rather slow going this time. I could use some help giving it a title; any other comments/feedback is welcomed as well. Hope you enjoy!
I made this piece 18 years ago to imitate Bach's Prelude in C from WTC I, and it ended up modulating a lot. I am not a very good performer and I have no formal training in harmony. I know there are rules but I don't know them. I just listen to a lot of music and compose by ear. If I were to compose again, I guess it would be more complex, but it would still sound like this. Is it worth it?
This blog looks pretty new. It sounds like it would be really good for learning piano. I think it has some interesting ideas. What do you all think about it? Would it be possible to use something like this to help you learn piano? Here is the website:
Hello I'm kinda new to piano I can play and read notes I am looking for some good not super hard pieces to play. Any thoughts?
Hi, my name is Noah (Z. Værum) and i am a composer/clarinetist and i come from Denmark, i've composed a litlle piece for 4 horns, so i hope you like it. If you want to buy it, the link is below ;)
I am seeking advice from ensemble players and/or anyone reasonably experienced with scoring for winds, especially if you have a background in chamber music.
I compose and arrange for piano, strings, and guitar, but I am hoping to expand my horizon and beginning to look into orchestration in general.
I own a grand flute and have a basic understanding of what it can do and how it will sound not as MIDI but in real life. What it can cut through, and what it will only ever-so-slightly color.
By extension albeit to a lesser extent I can claim the same for the piccolo.
However, I have zero experience writing for oboe, clarinet, or bassoon.
The following piece is my very first attempt at balancing all five woodwinds mentioned above, and not just against one another but against five string instruments as well.
Owing to complete inexperience, at first I tried to tackle this by thinking in terms of flute and string quartet, and treating the rest of the players as supporting cast. I have no idea if that's the wisest thing to do, but that's what I know. So it starts off tame and only gradually grows more confident.
The piece is tonal and requires no virtuosity from any of the players. I am not concerned with what's playable and what isn't. I am concerned with balance, texture, and color.
So if the individual parts are unremarkable that's a good thing. My focus is on making them come together to form a cohesive whole. Not on pushing the envelope, but on acquiring an understanding of the basics. There's no point in writing the next Rite of Spring if you can't even orchestrate two bars of a simple waltz.
In brief, I have no idea how any of this will sound on actual instruments, what to look out for, and what not to worry about.
So if something jumps out at you as an experienced ensemble player, by all means do let me know.
If nothing does, all the better.
The runtime is six minutes.
Thank you in advance.
I composed this last month. It was my first try at a tango and the inspiration came from a very unusual place (read the description box). Anyways, some of you might have already heard it, but, here it is anyways:
P.S. Feedback is of course always welcome! :)
Mine is my rondo for a sonata collab