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#41
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I like how you've listed everybody in alphabetical order. That's some good OCD right there.


Down to who has capitals and who has not.

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#42
so....has anyone started yet?

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#43
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so....has anyone started yet?

looool

Yeah, with a rough idea of A and B the first two days since I signed up. But I had to postpone until this weekend. I'm doing some reading on Ternary form and Minuet and Trio.
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#44
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so....has anyone started yet?

looool


You think I've had time to compose anything while I've been carefully checking and rechecking the participants list to make sure everyone's name is spelled properly and everything is in perfect alphabetical order? One thing at a time, one thing at a time.
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#45
Well I'm sure I'm done. Recording this weekend.
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#46
Maybe one of us can record it for you?
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#49
Yeah, I totally got too caught up in other stuff to do this. And I'm not sure I can pull it off anymore.
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#50
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Ohaiguyz. I'll just leave this here.

Well, congrats on being the only person to finish this on time. That is, itself, a pretty impressive feat.

I think this is a good beginner's try at this kind of writing. You more or less followed the form, and I like that the trio contained the quarter - 2 eights - quarter motif from the main idea.

But overall you need to develop a better grasp of tonal harmony and counterpoint. Most of the harmonies in here are not convincing in terms of smooth flow, and that's in part due to the weak melodic qualities in each voice, which brings up another thing. Although the melodic idea had some organization, it's not one that's very musical or compelling. The main idea does not really make a strong statement, and a lot of the parts after that feel a little aimless and just filling out notes for the sake of stretching out time. Every point in the music should have purpose and tangible relevance to the whole.

But again, it's good that you followed through on this project. Now just work on musicality.

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#51
Sill the 30th here and I've got part of mine done so don't bet on him being the only one to finish on time
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#52
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Sill the 30th here and I've got part of mine done so don't bet on him being the only one to finish on time


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#55
I wish I had known about this earlier. I didn't read about this until after work today, however, I did get about a third of a piece done since then, so I might just post it here in a day or two anyway.
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Ok so I didn't finish on time, and I haven't actually got a Trio section. I'll do a botched completion this evening >.>
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#57
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Ok so I didn't finish on time, and I haven't actually got a Trio section. I'll do a botched completion this evening >.>

How bout extend the deadline to May 15?

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#58
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How bout extend the deadline to May 15?


It happens with basically every other thing similar to this I've been on online anyway. Extended deadline sounds fine to me. I'm not entirely happy with the piece I've got anyway.

Well done to Chuckles and Mathedes for completing theirs before the initial deadline anyway. You win the satisfaction of knowing you aren't as disorganised or lazy as me.
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It happens with basically every other thing similar to this I've been on online anyway. Extended deadline sounds fine to me. I'm not entirely happy with the piece I've got anyway.

Well done to Chuckles and Mathedes for completing theirs before the initial deadline anyway. You win the satisfaction of knowing you aren't as disorganised or lazy as me.


Excellent. You can count me in officially if you are giving an extension.

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#62
so.....you guys STILL in this? lol

I'm gonna post mine later tonight I think

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I'm gonna post mine later tonight I think


I am, I'd kinda feel bad if I didn't finish my own challenge at some point int time >.>
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#64
cool...best get to it

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#65
Here's my submission. Pretty much just a simple one night thing...wish I had more time to do something interesting.


http://soundcloud.com/xwanhosting/intermezzo




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#67
Here we are.
Minuet and Trio

If you want to see the score without it playing, mess around with the page buttons at the top and it will display the full page.

It is what it is. I learned a lot writing it, and it's nice to see I've gone from good ideas with terrible execution to good ideas with mediocre execution. I kinda feel it's needs some sort of polish...that to many seams are showing...

Anyway, this was fun. we should do another. A Rondo? Compound Ternary?
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#68




Hurray for forcibly completing things at the last minute. MIDI file doesn't play Da Capo at the end because I just realised I forgot to write one in the score >.> I should've done a proper recording but then I realised all I have is a terrible computer microphone.
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#69
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Hurray for forcibly completing things at the last minute. MIDI file doesn't play Da Capo at the end because I just realised I forgot to write one in the score >.> I should've done a proper recording but then I realised all I have is a terrible computer microphone.


Dem parallel octaves at 25.

I don't know why, but I always like to find them and point them out, even if they're my own.

Also, is there any alternative to the B and A dissonance at bar 11?

Really liked the piece though, awesome work.
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#70
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Here we are.
Minuet and Trio

If you want to see the score without it playing, mess around with the page buttons at the top and it will display the full page.

It is what it is. I learned a lot writing it, and it's nice to see I've gone from good ideas with terrible execution to good ideas with mediocre execution. I kinda feel it's needs some sort of polish...that to many seams are showing...

I really like this one. Definitely has flaws in terms of flow / motivic coherence like you mentioned with the seams, but it is pretty musical. I like the more current harmonies, though they are sometimes jarring when there's a shift to functional harmony. The main idea is neat and could be even better with a more pianistic texture. The seams are showing because you don't have good transition material to blur between one and the next, so work on that next time. Overall, I thought it was neat


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That's pretty awesome.

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#71
I totally meant to do that >.>

(You're talking about bar 35 right?)
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#72
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I totally meant to do that >.>

(You're talking about bar 35 right?)


Bar 25, and I believe it repeats again.

TBH, it doesn't even matter in this day and age when stuff like that happens.

The most recent thing I can remember where anyone made a deal about it was when Ravel entered into a music contest and the Judges called him out on a non-functioning tone cluster or 7th chord, and his response was "I felt like it".
#73
Oh yeah, that one is kinda intentional.

Xiaoxi's piece made me wet by the way. Just thought y'all should know.

Hardest part of this whole ordeal for me was coming up with a decent B section. I've written three minuets this past month and a bit so in the end I just tacked on the D minor section to that one. Will spend way more time on this crap over the summer once I've got all my other crap out of the way.
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#74
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Xiaoxi's piece made me wet by the way. Just thought y'all should know.


Just listened to it, and it was really awesome.

You should probably get some damn coasters though, your sheet music always has coffee stains and stuff on it.
#76
I didst forget. Now, must this be in a dance form or something? I'll readup on this stuff again if no one answers.

Crap... read the first post and will have to do some reading again. But I will have one eventually. Right now my brain can't function with the outside shit happening. Ah well... nice comps guys
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#77
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I really like this one. Definitely has flaws in terms of flow / motivic coherence like you mentioned with the seams, but it is pretty musical. I like the more current harmonies, though they are sometimes jarring when there's a shift to functional harmony. The main idea is neat and could be even better with a more pianistic texture. The seams are showing because you don't have good transition material to blur between one and the next, so work on that next time. Overall, I thought it was neat


Yeah, I think I need to work on my B sections. I should throw out the B section in the minuet. It's to unrelated. Sounds more like a prelude anyway. Perhaps I could salvage the B section in the trio if I added a bigger section in Ebm that introduced the 8th note rhythm I have now. I think the 4/4 sections in the trio introduced the falling 4th with a pause well enough. I wouldn't know how to make a more pianistic texture, not entirely sure what that entails. I remember having a bit of trouble coming up with accompaniment figures for the left hand. One you have the melody, that's the hard part. Could you specify which parts were jarring harmonically so I could be aware of that in the future?

Anyway, your piece was pretty awesome considering it was "just a simple one night thing." Ideally, I'd be able to whip something out like that in an evening. Something to work towards.
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#78
Am I the only one who didn't write a minuet and trio on piano?

Anyway, here's an audio link to the overly melodramatic space synth composition that I came up with. http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/Han_Sulu/

No completed sheet music as of yet, maybe it will be done by the end of the weekend. I wasted so many hours trying to perfect the B section and picking out the orchestration that I didn't have time to write it out.
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#79
Sweet, all the entries are coming in. Will listen to them later. Will we spend the month critiquing each other, or get prepared for the next composition challenge?

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#80
Probably give it another couple of weeks until we start something else.

What are people's feelings on doing another one of these? Duaneclapdrix's suggestion of a Rondo seems alright to me. But Xiaoxi will yell at me if I don't let him vet my ideas >.<
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