#1
Alright, I gotta write a fugue before the end of the year for my graduation portfolio. If I don't do it now, I'll never get around to it. Anyone wanna join me? We could each write one and post our progress here. Could be fun...

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I need to write a canon, a fugue couldn't hurt, you will have to teach me your ways though I haven't looked at fugues outside my theory lectures.
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I need to write a canon, a fugue couldn't hurt, you will have to teach me your ways though I haven't looked at fugues outside my theory lectures.

Well, I know I kinda told you guys I'd go over fugues sometimes, and never had time for that, so how bout now?

And I think the best way is to just start trying it out and then we'll all just kinda learn as we do it. Maybe post a screenshot of whatever you have so far/what you're stuck on, etc and then break it down from there.

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I've written a few before for my highschool. Its best to start out with a few short melodies, and then expand from there.


Usually eight or so, a melody and a countermelody, so four expositions is how I go about it.

I wouldn't really approach this kind of writing with the term "melody" in mind. To me, a melody has a definite, encapsulated identity.

With fugues and other contrapuntal music, I think of it as lines. A melody is a solid object. A line, on the other hand, can go on forever and change what it's doing to adapt.

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If you would go over how to write a fugue I could do it with you... as I don't have the slightest

Ok, I'll start later today or tomorrow and kinda explain my thought process and then you guys can get started based on that.

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I took a music appreciation class last semester where we studied the different eras of classical music and even though they were discussed I still have no idea what a fugue is. I'm very much looking forward to your explanation.
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#8
^A fugue is problem solving.

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I studied a Bach fugue in class a year or so ago. I can kinda remember analyzing it and finding motif fragments in places and looking at the various voices. But I've never tried writing one before. And I have nothing better to to tbh since I'm on holiday. Teach us your ways Xiaoxi.
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I studied a Bach fugue in class a year or so ago. I can kinda remember analyzing it and finding motif fragments in places and looking at the various voices. But I've never tried writing one before. And I have nothing better to to tbh since I'm on holiday. Teach us your ways Xiaoxi.

In a good fugue, you don't really need to find fragments of a motif. The entire thing is one giant idea, completely developed.

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God dammit, you keep dropping these tantalizing hints.

Yea I'm such a Bachtease.


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want to write a fugue?


my exact thoughts

fugues are weird beasts. i'll join in; i have a vague understanding of them but i'll join in the line for xiaoxi's input as usual
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Do you want us to write fugues so you can claim them as your own?
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Do you want us to write fugues so you can claim them as your own?

Nope. Usually people are paying me to write their final counterpoint projects.

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You know, I actually listened to that for the first time just now, and it was not at all what I was expecting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgDcC2LOJhQ

That's a lot better.

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"We're going to start this fugue by having the bass line play the theme in the tonic of the key of D minor in an extremely low register, because i think it's funnier that way."

#26
Sorry for the delay guys, I'm finishing up a score for my friend's bizarre short film. The acting is atrocious, my god...

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Sorry for the delay guys, I'm finishing up a score for my friend's bizarre short film. The acting is atrocious, my god...


if there's a sex scene, you're obligated to throw in a funk jam on general principal.

due to sleep deprivation last night i had a weird lucid-ish kinda dream and wrote a pretty interesting little piece in my head for a fugue with contemporary instruments, but lost it by the time i got in the shower in the morning. hate my life
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#28
Canon's going well, looking forward to starting this fugue.

Anyone got any tips on writing mensuration canons? Total mindfvck...

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^Yeah, it's about the same caliber here...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf83CUryO9M



And nope, you're on your own with canons man. They're my Achilles's heel. But hey, you could probably use the start of your canon as the fugue subject.


Anyways, I'm finishing up the exposition on my fugue. Will post a new thread so everyone can start soon!

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And nope, you're on your own with canons man. They're my Achilles's heel. But hey, you could probably use the start of your canon as the fugue subject.


I actually wrote the fugue subject and thought "Not entirely sure what to do after I've done the answer...hmmm, this is looking awfully canon like..."

So because of this thread I actually made a start of my composition coursework
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Check out Missa l'homme armé super voces musicales-Agnus Dei , by Josquin. A 3 voice mensuration. Xiaoxi mentioned Missa prolationum by Johannes Ockeghem the other day too, which is just ridiculous.