Who can make the best all-vibraphone piece? No other instruments. Just vibraphones. Maximum of 8 different parts.
Yo, can we get some decent Timpani solos, duets, etc. up in here?? furreals, there ain't that much kickin' out there!
Hi! I am currently working on a Marching Show Ballad, covering "Nothing Else Matters" by Metallica. I've got the jist of it written (Measures/Time Signatures/Rhythm Template) I just, now need somebody to fill in the break. It's very short. There is a possibility that I will extend it in the future, but I'd like to see what I could get first.
Thanks in advance.
Hey, guys! I'm new here and have been recently writing an indoor percussion piece (I've only written front ensemble) and I need someone to write battery for it. I need a snare, 5 drum tenor/quintet quads, and 5 bass drums. Whoever is willing to do it must be able to stick to a schedule.
My email is email@example.com
Would anyone be up for designing an indoor show with me? I have VDL and I want to experiment with it, using all of its purposes. Message me for more details!
Summer Wool added to the Sheet Music for the group.
Seeing as the current Musescore uploading system doesn't work with the new MDL soundfont, I encourage anyone who's been writing with it to upload an mp3 to Soundcloud, and put a link to it in this thread. I'll start with something I wrote these last 2 days as a test to see how the new sounds respond at various dynamic levels.
This was the first score I posted on musescore. I posted it first because I am particularly proud of it. It is difficult at parts, but most people should be able to play parts of it (Hint: at the beginning play the Es on the 7th fret of the 5th string). If people really find it so difficult that they cannot find a way to play it on their own I can add in fingerings, but for now I am curious what people think of the score (besides how messy it is. It is messy because it was made before I knew how to space things out on musescore) and how tricky people find this piece. Here is a link to it: https://musescore.com/user/26752381/scores/4783201
By the way, the word Fantaisie is in French because that's what language Sor used to title a lot of his music.
The first preview release of MDL is now available for download.
Download the file mdl_0_2_5.zip and follow the instructions outlined in the enclosed readme.txt file.
This is an ALPHA release, so you will likely experience some minor bugs and the installation and configuration process is currently a manual process.
Included you will also find a rough draft of the notation reference for:
If you are a VDL user or used to reading notation created in VDL, the notation reference should be somewhat familiar, though there are some clear differences.
Currently in progress, but not yet included are:
- Solo Snare
- Solo Tenors
- Cymbal line
PLEASE DO feel free to offer feedback or suggestions on how we can improve any aspect of the sound playback, particularly:
- Instrument sound
- Balance across instrument
- Articulation quality
- Articulation accuracy
- Ensemble blend
Very specific and concrete suggestions can more easily help us to improve the quality and make a finished version freely available to the community as quickly as possible.
Hey! I'm newer to percussion and writing for percussion (I play glockenspiel and handbells), and I'm looking to expand my composition repertoire to include percussion ensemble pieces. I was wondering if anybody has any tips on composing for percussion. If so, that would be very much appreciated.
Thank you! :)
I wanted to upload a few pieces by Barrios and maybe we can talk about them or any other piece by him.
I've just uploaded 4 new pieces by him and by far the best one i think is this Serenata. It's very close to Capricho Arabe, actually i only listened to this piece one or two before, but now the more i listen the more i seem to love it. Barrios talks from his very heart here. Also i strongly encourage you to read the description i wrote in the video, and maybe we can discuss even more.
you can find the other three pieces here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgFtStipcwBTAiLV64PeHXg/videos
So, I have already confirmed that J. Herman isn't familiar with the music of Giulio Regondi. André Lavor wasn't either. I am curious about everyone else. At any rate, if you aren't familiar the music of Giulio Regondi here are some links so you can listen to some of his music then tell me what you think (you don't have to listen to all of them if you don't want to, but I'd say you'd have to listen to at least 3 or 4 of them to be able to say you've given his music a fair chance):
Op. 19 Nocturne "Reverie" (this was the first version of the piece I encountered. There weren't that many to chose from back then, but now there are tons of recordings of this piece out there, all recorded in the last five years or so. This is still one of the best though): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rviAJNgif2s
Op. 20 Fète Villageoise (this was wrongly labelled, but I am glad I found this several years ago. Great guitarist, best version of this piece I've ever heard.): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGakEopMmN0
Op. 21 Air varié: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52FXL5Pqako
Op. 22 Air varié part 1 (this is from the first guitarist I knew of that played Regondi on YouTube. My introduction to Regondi was him playing the Fete Villageoise, but I have found other recordings of that piece I like better since then. His recording of this one, however, has remained one of my favorites): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HQDban90ps
Op. 22 Air varié part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPXZ9jQwyuk
Op. 23 Introduction et Caprice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD0g_cfyJlk
Regondi's Etudes numbers 1-3 (Not all of these used to be available on YouTube when I first found out about Regondi. He has really risen to popularity in recent years as far as I can tell): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2Fy7ToJ5Fo
Numbers 4-6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dOXYVHXwRw
Numbers 7-10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9o5zipLMSE
The Bellini Variations (This one was recently rediscovered in 2007 and was written in 1840's, which is around the same time Mertz wrote many of his compositions, including his operatic fantasies.): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdZptPFsj3I
Fantasie on Themes from Mozart's Don Giovanni (Same case with this one as with the Bellini Variations.): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLKBSJ5agPc
Feuillet d'album (another piece recently rediscovered in 2010.): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrMN46blxQc
My view of Regondi is that if he had composed more and for more popular instruments besides the guitar and the even less popular (even back then, nevermind now) English Concertina, he would be widely considered one of the better composers of the 19th century. Please tell me if you agree.
So, I made a playlist on YouTube of pieces of music all under 5 minutes, the best one I could think of off the top of my head (although I am not finished yet, I still have more pieces in mind to add to it, but it is tedious to order everything in a playlist on YouTube). I made them all under 5 minutes because that way if someone sees a piece on it that they are interested in it will only take them a few minutes to listen to it, whereas if I did a list of the best music of all time there would be quite a few really long pieces that most people wouldn't want to sit through, especially if it is music they are unfamiliar with. I stuck with instrumental classical music since that is what I have been listening to in recent years. Also, if you listen to the whole list just the changes in style between composers can be a bit jarring already so I didn't it would be a good idea to add in all kinds of different music. But, I should mention there is a lot more guitar pieces on it than I originally thought. I guess I am really biased towards guitar music being a guitarist myself. Here is a link to the list I made: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgLpA673UvB0dCDLNMIK4ttlmFP7dL7tm
Surprisingly, without me asking or even mentioning it to him, another fellow (who also plays guitar) decided to make his own short pieces list (although not all of them are under 5 minutes). It introduced me to some pieces I wasn't already familiar with that I think are great and it also had some ones I had planned to put on my list! Here is a link to his list: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGaNzXur0tYyHQ1ulpjGzTYxQ6RtKWH59
Overall, it was a fun experience going through his list, so I am curious if other people are interested in making their own. It doesn't have to be on YouTube. You can just type it if you want. I think this is a good way to introduce people to good music that they might not be aware of.
I thought I would share the progress with the new percussion soundfont. Here is a demo of marching snare.
A couple of points to mention - each sound has 4 samples with random alternations between each sample to make it sound much more realistic.
The soundfont is fully compatible with VDL, so has all the same articulations and capabilities (except mallet changes).
There will be 6 tenors and 2 bassline options - 6 basses and 10 basses.
I hope to be able to get this to the community to be testing within the next couple of weeks. :-)
This discussion is really for people who have been into classical guitar for a long time. I did not really listen to classical guitar music at all (or classical music in general for that matter) until I was almost all the way grown up so classical guitar music in general is not really nostalgic for me yet. I suppose some of the first classical guitar pieces I knew of are pretty nostalgic like La Frescobalda (This was the first classical guitar piece I ever learned to play. For those that don't know the piece here:
but even about those I found out no more than 9-10 years ago so the feeling isn't that strong yet. This makes me curious about what pieces people who've known about classical guitar music since their childhood are nostalgic for.
For me, none of the music I feel nostalgic for is (typically) played on classical guitar. The most nostalgic music for me is the adagio sostenuto from Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, Debussy's Claire de Lune, and the music from Tchaikovsky's the Nutcracker.
This page is for anyone who shares the passion for the guitar. All levels of experience are welcome. Feel free to post any personal arrangements of master pieces old and new as well as original works. Any guitar related topics or discussions also welcomed. Any non guitar related music or topics posted will be deleted. Thanks.
I am looking for a better soundfont for marching percussion is there any with flams and tenor shots? any kind of info would help
I am curious about other people's opinion of my tab of Manuel Ponce's Theme Varie et Finale. It is not based off the Segovia edition, but rather the original score that Ponce himself wrote. I am particularly interested in how other people would handle measures 75, 76, and 331. But, of course, feel free to add in your general opinions of the piece or the tab, how it compares to the Segovia edition, or anything other information about Manuel Ponce's Theme Varie et Finale that might be interesting to this discussion.
Hello! I composed a high school indoor percussion show that is still untitled. I am very new to writing for battery so I am asking someone to do it for me. I will credit you! More than one person can do it. Do not steal my composition and claim it as your own.
There are some parts that I would like for battery parts to not be written:
1. During the preshow, before keyboards enter for the first time.
2. During the transition to Part 2.
3. During the beginning of Part 2, with the eerie celesta phrases. After the marimba enters with the swelling eighth notes, it is fine, and so on.
Here are some parts where I'd like a specific thing to happen:
1. A tenor "Feature" that includes syncopated rims.
2. A cymbal feature where the keyboards decrescendo to mp before the final impact to the end.
Beyond that, you can do whatever you please!
LINK : https://musescore.com/user/226816/scores/5019991
Contact me as soon as you finish! Comment if you are interested!
Additionally, I compose for winds, so if you would like to collab in the future, my email is : firstname.lastname@example.org