Overused Bassline

It seems like basslines such as the one used in the 2nd waltz by Shostakovich are being overused. I was recently listening to a set of piano pieces, and the bassline occurred 5 times in the 16 pieces

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17 days ago
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Fugue writing, very hard for me

Fugue writing is very hard for me. I mean coming up with a single subject and countersubject is easy. The hard part is making those melodies into an entire fugue, especially when I reach the part with free counterpoint where I just like do my own thing but follow the rules of counterpoint.

I mean on the one hand, where I do my own thing, I can have any melody I want as long as I follow the rules of counterpoint such as no parallel octaves. But those rules also seem to restrict my creativity within a key and I have to resort to modulation. Also, I often end up breaking the rules anyway, especially the no parallel octaves rule.

Is there any way besides looking and listening to analyses of fugues, composing fugues, and listening to fugues, and studying counterpoint(all of which I have been doing), that will make composing a fugue easier?

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23 days ago
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Feedback on my nocturne

 I uploaded my nocturne. Here is the link:

https://musescore.com/user/50070/scores/5281446
I  would love some feedback on it. I have heard from another person that I  kind of use the same rhythm over and over. I honestly didn't plan on  changing the rhythm because nocturnes typically will have a triplet  rhythm. And the rhythm of the melody I think is part of why it sounds so  beautiful to me. Also it is Bb which is a key I associate with a  moonlit night.

I composed it over 3 days.  Anyway, what do you think?  

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23 days ago
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Simplest of the simple

I want to use musescore to do the most basic of note entering, without complications of time and key signatures, etc. How can this be done without going through the hoops of learning music scoring? I just want to enter the notes of psalm tones, period.

Is this possible?

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28 days ago
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what to call it

I generally classify my pieces by first putting the tempo and then the key. Ex.
Moderato in D Major. There's this one piece that I'm working on that starts at 80 bpm then goes to 120 bpm in the second part. Should I call it Andante in E or Moderato in E?

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2 months ago
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Anyone interested in helping finish a project?

I'm currently doing a collection of pieces in all 24 keys, for piano solo. I need help completing the set, so I'd appreciate it if you'd help out composing a short (less than or around 4 minutes) in G# minor (for now). The only criteria it must fulfill in order for it to be considered in the project is that the style of the piece must be different from the rest. Example: the piece in F major is written in a waltz, the one in Eb major is written 4/4 against 3/4, C minor has a Prokofiev (I think) feel to it, F minor is written in jazz, etc. Also, it must show some form of virtuoso/impressionism (whichever you are aiming for). I am interested in the dances forms (tango, marzuka, minuet, sarabande...), but anything goes for now. Credits will be given for the piece if it makes it in, as well as a favourite and a follow, very well deserving.

Here's the piece:
https://musescore.com/user/151230/scores/5162921


PS: I might reject some pieces if I find the piece unsuitable for the project, I'll also include critique/reasons for the said decision.
Love to hear from you guys!

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2 months ago
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Counterpoint

My favorite music genre is baroque, harpsichord specifically. My favorite thing about are the intertwining melodies and independent counterpoint. I've only managed to write something with such counterpoint that actually sounds good a few times. I'm wondering if anyone could tell me some ideas on how to add this counterpoint, what notes I should use, how it could sound. The sound I'm looking for is somewhat like this
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=john+blow+lesson+in+f+major&&view=detail&mid=B141824A8E5B8868857FB141824A8E5B8868857F&&FORM=VRDGAR

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2 months ago
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Please help!

For school a group of friends want to perform Africa by Toto. We have no idea how to write the music and we need some help. If you have free time please can you write a music sheet for cello, trumpet and flute for the song Africa. We would really appreciate it! We are beginners so the pieces should not be too hard. Cello has most experience then trumpet and flute. PLEASE HELP!

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2 months ago
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