Hello! I'm a high school student who'd really love to learn about classical music composition. I've played violin for a number of years and have always wanted to learn how to compose my own music, but was never really sure where to begin. If anyone has any advice for me that would be fantastic, thanks!
(And if it's at all relevant, I really like the music of Dvořák, Smetena, and Elgar.)
EDIT: Thanks for all the replies, guys! It's really helpful
Hi all, I've recently just finished my last audition/interview for classical composition, and since I had trouble finding stuff in advance about these places, I figured I'd post about it here for anyone who wants to apply to these schools in the future so that they know what to expect. I won't be sharing where I get in and don't get in.
Berklee College of Music* I'll be brief since there's a plethora of stuff out there about Berklee, and because you just apply to the school and declare your major after enrolling, my audition was really just instrumental. You send your music during the application, and then they might ask you about it during the interview portion (which every applicant has).
Boston Conservatory I did this one online, but it seemed to be the most straight forward of all of them. They asked me a few things about what music I like, how I would define my music, etc. Faculty were nice.
University of Michigan Basically BoCo, but I actually went there in person. They asked... keep reading on reddit ➡
(I asked this on the theory sub, but I think it makes more sense here.)
I do some composing for fun, but it's not a career or anything. I still want to improve my craft, however. My wife is a really talented drawer, and does sketches and paintings and the like. I noticed that she and other artists will do little studies every singe day. She's not drawing a full picture or anything, but she will do an exercise, or a motion sketch, or a still-life or whatever.
I thought that I would really enjoy something like that for composing. I don't want to write 30 songs in 30 days, and I don't want to just do theory exercises (although I could stand to do more theory). I'm looking for something analogous to drawing a little "study" everyday, the way my wife does with drawing.
Is there anything out there like that? A book or a 365-day composition prompt calendar?
The closest thing I have found is this book: [Composing Music: A New Approach, by William Russo](https://www.amazon.com/Composing-M... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi, I'm a practicing composer, and I recently completed my degree in composition at university. At my school, we used Finale, and I had a student copy, but now I'm out of school and would like to see if anyone in the community has a recommendation for a software and any input on if particular software are worth their price. I've used Finale, and I've only heard of Sibelius and Opus Modus - never used either. Could you fine folks share your experience and knowledge with me?
I'm a current music education major that has been heavily debating going into music composition as that is something that really piques my interest. I realize that a Bachelor's in this field is not as valuable as more advanced degrees, so I will be studying towards a Master's and eventually Doctorate, however I want to know some of the jobs available for a Bachelor's degree so I can know what jobs I'll have access to to fund my graduate school ventures.
Hello guys. You may remember me as the guy from r/summonerschool who correctly predicted 69% of professional games in 2019 utilizing only champion picks and team compositions to determine the victor. With Clash being released next weekend I figure that now would be a good time to share what I’ve learned about team compositions so you can get all that sweet, sweet Clash loot.
This is the method I used to win the Hextech cup multiple times during the Clash global beta:
I go... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello, I have composed a new song for piano and would appreciate your feedback:
This is the first time that I tried starting with a chord progression in the left hand that is very similar to the common I–V–vi–IV progression.
I also have a few questions:
- Most of the time my songs are very short. This song has a duration of 01:22 but I already feel out of ideas. Should I force myself to make them longer? Which parts of the song could be longer?
- Can the piano be combined with other voices in this song or should this composition be only for piano? Which instruments would you recommend?
- I never know when I should change the dynamics of the song. Are there any guidelines or tips?
- The last time I asked for feedback for a song there were some unresolved dissonances in the song. Did I do a better job this time?
Context: I've taken one year of music theory in college, play a few wind instruments, and have some choir experience. I'm inexperienced and new to composing, basically.
I've been wanting to try my hand at composing digital ambient/classical music tracks lately, where all the instruments etc. are digitally created somehow. I poked around in a program called LMMS, which I know is used for that kind of thing, but I was hoping that there's something out there based on sheet music that I can use. That is, I want to be able to input sheet music for each instrument, then control the sound and quality of the digital instruments that play back the sheet music.
Does that make sense? I've done a bit of composing in an old version of Finale Allegro my parents bought me in high school, and there's some limited ability in there to pick different "voices" for playback, but the digital instrument selection really isn't great.
Is there something out there with better playback instrumentation choices... keep reading on reddit ➡
i'm a freshman in college. it can be festivals, summers programs, workshops etc. my teacher wants me to apply to young women composers so i'll probably do that.
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Hi, so this is a short piece (a little on the contemporary side) I intend to use as part of my portfolio for my uni application. I'm applying for the composition program in a little less than two months. I'd appreciate some feedback and whatever else you have to say. I posted in another sub and would like more feedback. Thanks :)
I also have other pieces I've never posted that ill probably get to in a while
My bf has applied to different PHD/DMA programs in composition that requires interviews. Peabody, Manhattan School of Music and Rutger's Mason Gross School of the Arts has requested him to come in for an interview.
Has anyone gone through any of these programs? Any insight/advice on passing the interview process? Any information is helpful.
What do you consider to be a realistic or immersive fleet composition for space-based civilizations? Personally, I've always just spammed battleships with kinetic artillery but lately I've been wanting to emulate our real world navies only to find out that they tend to be on the small side.
I had this link for a very long time, it teaches the basics of composition, it has been very useful to me and I wanted to share it.
The main site ( http://asp.photo.free.fr ) is a page of a photography school from the film era, I am amazed it has not gone "page not found" yet.
Hello there! I'm a bit of a new composer and was wondering if anyone would like to hear my stuff, that way I could gain helpful advice on where to go next. Here are my four compositions so far, if anyone is interested:
Amiable No.1 in A Major (KJC 1): This is a slow, soft composition.
Sequence Study in C Minor (KJC 2): This is a piece that uses lots of sequences.
Sequence Study in A Minor (KJC 3): This is another piece that uses lots of sequences.
Serenade in C Minor (KJC 4): This composition is the odd one out as it was dedicated to a friend and uses instruments I know nothing about, lol.
The links to each composition are here ("Link" only allows one link):
KJC3: [https://musescore.com/user/31902485/scores/5880380](https://musescore.com/user/3190248... keep reading on reddit ➡
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Rocket Leaders seem to be changing every 6 weeks. This is getting exhausting. The first set wasn't too b... keep reading on reddit ➡
I hope you are doing well. I am musician and Oud player. I have been playing and listening to traditional Arabic music for about 10 years. Recently, I have been getting into Western Classical music, especially Romantic era, and film scores. I also started to learn how to play the piano to get deeper understanding and applicable knowledge of the music theory. One of my goals is to do piano arrangements, and possible orchestration, for my own melodies and old Arabic melodies. However, Arabic music is melodic. So, when writing the melodies, harmony and chord progression is never in consideration. How do I go about that? Most of the courses and tutorials I have seen so far that talks about composing, orchestration, and/or arrangements start with a chord progression then add the melody on top of it. I haven't found resources that talk about harmonizing or orchestration for melodies driven compositions.
I do love GW. But I just wondered if I was the only one who felt this way.
I kinda feel demotivated / disconnected from raw discovery of the game by the fact that best hero builds are more or less set in stone. With each character I have to basically focus on Mesmer, Necromancer and Ritualist heroes, equip them ASAP with working builds like SoS, Soul Twisting, Energy Surge... and then focus on my character's skills and builds and follow the campaigns. The hero builds work without much tweaking in every PvE encounter. In this regard they sure are amazing.
Consequently, to me GW is a game that necessitates constant Wikipedia usage and it does not support discovering the game by yourself (you can't test each and every boss in every area with a signet of capture in order to jot down where this or that elite skill can be captured).
I know you can challenge yourself with using other heroes just for fun. But the game does not require that and as a result, one does not have the incentive... keep reading on reddit ➡
EDIT: awww a shiny silver award!! thank you so much!🤩
EDIT 2.0: and a gold too! gosh, thank you! I'm honestly just blown away and very happy that so many ppl are finding this post to be a useful resource.
Hey xxfitness folks! I recently posted some of my glute progress in r/StrongCurves but I really wanted to do a more in-depth write up here and go into a bit more detail about my overall fitness history, challenges I've faced during my journey and how I feel about my body now. I have also tried to insert links for each exercise when I can to provide visual descriptions. So here goes nothing!
So, I've always been into fitness but to put it plainly, looking back, I realised that I didn't really know what the hell I was doing. I basically f*cked around for a few years, didn't follow a set program (which in turn killed my consistency) and didn't know anything about counting calories or macros. My first exposure to fitness was through Blogilates, Bodyrock... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello again summonerschool. You may remember me as the guy who correctly predicted 69% of professional games in 2019 utilizing only team compositions to determine the victor. With Clash being released next weekend I figure that now would be a good time to share what I’ve learned about team compositions so you can get all that sweet, sweet Clash loot.
This is the method I used to win the Hextech cup multiple times during the Clash global beta:
I go over all of these steps in a... keep reading on reddit ➡