For any composers interested in composing a prelude and fugue in this years composer competition:
You can see the themes on my profile.
READ ALL OF THIS IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE!
Not official discussion thread.
Anyone ever done one of those three word story things where one person gives 3 words, then the next dude gives 3 words and so on?
I thought I'd try that with music! So I've written the first three bars. You download the latest version from here: https://musescore.com/groups/musescore-composers/discuss/4503586 , Add your original three bars to it, post the whole thing on your account, then give the link to it in the discussion ( https://musescore.com/groups/musescore-composers/discuss/4503586 ). Then I will update the score here to the latest version, but because I can't be on musescore 24/7, it's unlikely that what's here is the latest version. So when you add your bit, make sure you check the official discussion version before you start writing. so...
Here's my start:
1. If you want to compete then do! The more people the better!
2. When you add bars, get the latest version off the official discussion.
3. FEEL FREE TO ADD INSTRUMENTS (AS MANY AS YOU WANT), CHANGE TIME SIG, CHANGE TEMPO, CHANGE STYLE, ETC. just only do it to your own three bars.
4. Try and make it flow from what's come before.
5. Put your name/username above your three bars.
6. when you upload, don't just upload your new bars, but the whole thing up to that!!!!!!!
7. POST THE LINK IN THE OFFICIAL DISCUSSION! NOT THIS ONE - POST IT HERE: https://musescore.com/groups/musescore-composers/discuss/4503586
Think that's all - Have fun!
I recently released my 50 follower special. And the comments that I've been receiving have been mostly short, one-sentence comments. Would you be able to post a full review of the score? (Constructive criticism is welcome)
We (Joseph and Hannah) have decided that every time we double in the number of followers (so right now we're at 5, so it'll be 10, 20, 40, 80, maybe throw in something for 100, 160, etc.) we will alternate posting an original composition to thank you! (It may or may not be very good. We're certainly not experts ;)
Hello group members! I was just wondering, to the currently five people in this group, why did you join? What are you hoping to gain from this? General questions. Say what's on your mind, what you think of this group... I could go on forever =)
Can we please just take a moment and appreciate how great this group is. I can picture what everyone in this group looks like. Just people, you probably play an instrument, maybe two or three, who have taken up composing and arranging their own music. You're probably pretty disorganized, but once in a while, whilst fooling around on your instrument, you come up with a little tune. "Aha!" you say, "this sounds so great! Everyone's going to love this!" so you quickly put away your instrument, waltz over to the computer, sit down and open up musescore 2.2, set up your new manuscript, and all of a sudden you see those rows and rows of daunting staves, their five lines menacingly stare you down. You are overwhelmed. After either 15 minutes or an hour and a half, (no in between) you either produce a lackluster rendition of your original plan, or you give up altogether. I think the function of this group should be to support us striving composers and arrangers. After all, this is one of the hardest things to do. Beyond that support, we should all get to know one another. You probably share similar interests with someone reading this right now. Get to know them. Maybe they'll help share the burden and collaborate with you. It is time for the members of this group to realize why they are here. We are here for good reasons. We care. We just don't always have the means or the motivation to carry out our plans. Just think - if you had gotten just one of your thoughts to perfection, aren't you certain people would have loved it?
Sorry for rambling I just really think the whole concept behind this group is important. But just take a minute and appreciate why you're here. Then go and make your visions a reality!
I started composing recently and I really enjoy it. That being said, I'm not perfect. I wish to get better but do not have a group of people that I feel I can get honest criticism from and tips on how to improve that will actually help in the medium I am going for. That is where this group comes in. I would honestly love if I could get honest opinions and criticism all of my works besides the mallet duet. The mallet duet is outdated and I am working on getting the newest version out. When I say "all" of my works, I mean a grand total of, drum roll please, 2 compositions. I want to thank anyone who does help me out with this in advance and I also want to thank people who will enjoy my work in advance, though they may be far and few.
I have the updated version of my mallet duet up now by the name "Gray Dawn" and my other new composition, "Snowfall" is also up.
Alright guys!! All epic composers are invited to participate in this EPIC SHOWDOWN of EPIC MUSIC CLASHING!!
End of May is the due date! compose and put your score the on group page. In discussion, I will put up a poll and see which one is liked the most.
Create an Epic score based on the rules I display for the score to follow.
MUST BE ORIGINAL!!! NO ARRANGEMENTS!!!!
MUST PUT "Epic Composer Competition #1" IN TITLE OR IT WILL NOT BE IN COMPETITION
ANY NUMBER OF INSTRUMENTS
MUST be 2 minutes long AT LEAST! 8 minutes MAX!!
Audience will be typing if they like it or not like as much.
I will Critic Score for proper formatting and neatness.
Overall highest score WINS
COMMENT IF YOU ARE PARTICIPATING!!
I have a song locked and loaded for my 200th follower special and all I need is 6 more before I release it. I'll give a little idea of what kind of song it might be: It's an arrangement of one of the best funk/jazz songs out there and may or may not be named after a fowl that cannot fly. Ok I've said too much
As composers whose skills are often sub-par to our aspirations, it is often hard to see the good qualities in ourselves. This is why I have decided to hold another postathon (newly dubbed "postathon") wherein, as comments in this discussion, we post the links to our earliest composition directly above the links to our most recent or, if you like this better, our best composition. I have posted my earliest already; it is in private, and I am allowing only members of this group to view it. Once I have completed and posted my best piece, "The Mystery Within an Autumn wood", I will comment on this discussion in the criteria that I wrote above, which, I'll rehiterate, is the link to my earliest composition, and then a link to my most recent/best composition. But I digress: here is the best part. Once enough link-comments have been posted, you must comment on someones newer piece, assessing the improvements the composer has made since their earliest piece, and complimenting them on the newer one. Constructive criticism and suggestions on how to future improve are just as if not more welcome. I figured this would be a good way to help someone establish their flaws and qualities, hopefully to balance their passion
and their ability in the long-run! Let's get to posting!
I didn't know much about orchestral writing 3 years ago but my passion made me a quick study . I will always write well for string instruments and the piano but brass, harp , percussion take familiarity and hearing and seeing lots of music. Soon I will enter somethng in a college competition !
The point of this group is to benefit artists who have a song or songs that don't sound quite the way they think they should. In order to get the ball rolling, if you are one of those who would like some advice for some of your songs, comment in this discussion with a link to the song with a description of what you would like to change about it. Anyone who thinks that they can help with that go to the song through the link, listen to it, then comment on it with whatever advice you can give. I would like to add, however, that this is simply a reminder. Any song posted in this group should be a song that you would like help of some sort with. Anyone who is good at lending advice should be sure to click on any song posted in this group to give a helping word. Thank you for reading! Now proceed with the comments...