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Summer Competition!

Hey guys!! I might as well start our summer comp, so here it goes!

RULES:

must be submitted by July 15th 

- 1 submission per person
- no longer than 10 minutes and no shorter than 1 minute
- must be ORIGINAL
- it can be for any type of ensemble you can think of from solo Piano to Saxophone,     Viola and Harp ;P

(I haven't decided on how I'll do the judging yet, but once completed, hopefully it won't take me long to get the results out :D)

now go make some music!!!! :D

Help with Sax sound

Hi everyone! 

New to the alto sax and i have a quick question, when i go to play i have about one or two seconds of just air and then the sound comes out fine - is this caused by my breathing, embouchure or reed? I have no idea? I just want a clean sound to come out the moment I begin. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! :)

Perfect by Ed Sheeran! :D

I hadn't seen any arrangements around of it, so I arranged one of my favorite recent songs, Perfect, by Ed Sheeran. :) I arranged it for TTBB a cappella (a cappella is my favorite!), but I've never arranged for an all-men's group/choir before, so if you have any feedback or critiques, I would really appreciate it! Thank you guys!

https://musescore.com/lareinedeslapins/perfect-ttbb-a-cappella

:D

Help!

I'm stuck with a snotty kid that happens to be a piano prodigy. His fam is rich and we are stuck road tripping with them. I don't like to be compared to others by my fam, but it always happens. Every performance we go to, I'm stuck listening to my parents' comments about how I need to be like the others at the studio: a prodigy destined for greatness. I tried to tell my mom, but she just brushed it off and defended herself and my father. Also, I didn't even want to go on this road trip. I wasn't even asked! So, PLEASE help and give advice so I can make it thru the trip...

Collaborative Symphony (Arrangers can be used as well as composers)

I would like to see who would be willing to work on this. It will have these four movements:
I  Adagietto -Allegro con fuoco: parts to reserve { introduction ( Adagietto, D Æolean or Phrygian), A theme (Allegro con Fuoco, D Æolean) , B theme (Choose tempo, A Ionian, Mixolydian, Dorian, or Æolean) , Development (Choose tempo and mode), coda (D Ionian, Bundled with transitions), transitions}
II Lento e Cantabile {A theme (Lento, E Ionian or Mixolydian), B theme (Not faster than Andante or slower than Largo, More must be related to E Ionian or Mixolydian (whichever one the A theme is in) ) variation on B theme (Between Larghissimo and Moderato), coda (E Lydian), transitions}
III Scherzo: Vivace Trio: Andante {Scherzo theme (C Ionian) , trio theme ( D Ionian) , outro (D or E Locrian) }
IV Finale Allegro con Brio {A theme (D Æolean, Allegro con Brio), Rehearsal mark A, Mark B, Mark C, Coda (D Ionian) }
Please request one of the sections in brackets.  Soon I will get the score set up so people can work on it. By the way, the person doing the introduction needs to wait until the A and B themes are done before fully creating the introduction.

If you are unfamiliar with large orchestras, you can compose for some instruments and let an arranger make the other parts.
 While editing, everyone must use this soundfount: 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W5zOqNXQuZpLrv0Eck1QRdHVJpmKHgeC/view?usp=drivesdk
One you have claimed a portion to work on, you need to request access to the file. In the message space give a link to your Musescore profile and state which portion you have claimed. Then while you wait for your request to be accepted, prepare. After your request is accepted, reply to your comment and state that you are now working it. Download the file and do your work. When you are done, note so in the comments and upload the file to Google Drive. If you do not rename it, the new file will automatically replace the old one. Use system text to indicate where your work starts and stops. You will also need to add your name to the composer list and the copyright statement in score properties.

I also need someone with a pro account to to upload the finished work to his/her profile and share it with this group and many others.
If someone wants to make a piano reduction for the symphony that would be great too.

If you don't know very much about modes, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HJ5mBb9Pgo&t=374s

Help!

 I'm stuck with a snotty kid that happens to be a piano prodigy. His fam is rich and we are stuck road tripping with them. I don't like to be compared to others by my fam, but it always happens. Every performance we go to, I'm stuck listening to my parents' comments about how I need to be like the others at the studio: a prodigy destined for greatness. I tried to tell my mom, but she just brushed it off and defended herself and my father. Also, I didn't even want to go on this road trip. I wasn't even asked! So, PLEASE help and give advice so I can make it thru the trip... 

My wish list

Composing has proven to be above my talent level.  I have a wish list of songs I'd love to play but can't find sheet music for.  I've managed a few songs to completion but I'm not quitting my day job.  If ANYONE is a little bored sometime and feels like working their magic for these songs, there's no telling how much gratitude I'll give in return.

Every Time I Look At You  KISS
I Saw Red WARRANT
You Should't Kiss Me Like This TOBY KEITH
I Won't Forget You POISON

"Steal my music" Challenge to Koodis supreme

If you can do something interesting with it, elevate it in some way, put more life into it, while still holding onto compositional integrity, then I bow to you.  Alternatively I will give harsh critique, a public display of critical compositional thinking so we can all learn together. These pieces are my earlier works so it wont be as difficult. Are you up for the challenge?