At 12/17/10 05:38 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
In the first post, you say that you requite sheet music... o.O
Well, if you don't, here is something. It's not exactly done in the 18th or 19th century style, it's more in imitation of mid 20th century avant-guarde/classical music.
Yeah, I think we'd better to stick to something with a more traditional form. Makes it easier to grade objectively.
If that doesn't work for you, this is a little bit less weird, a little bit more traditional, though I like the other one more.
Could work I suppose. Again, going for something a little more traditional. And I like the other one more as well, but that is besides the point.
I'm going to be honest, I don't have sheet music for the first one, it is a fantasia, completely improvised, however the second one, if you like it, I have sheet music for it. It is meant to be played with multiple instruments, but I don't really have a satisfactory DAW for rendering classical music, so it never really sounds the way I like it to.
Well first of all, if this competition does go over (and we aren't even to that point yet) I'm not going to tell you what to submit. Second, part of the reason sheet music comes in handy is that I can take your lack of DAW into account while grading.
Actually, even then, I'm not really eager to give up sheet music.. I mean, how do I know you aren't just trying to plagiarize for a grade in school or something? That is almost what this topic sounds like an excuse for.
First, that would be completely counterintuitive. Grading all of this stuff will take a lot longer than actually writing the pieces myself since I get the feeling I am going to be doing a LOT of dictation if people don't have sheet music.
Second, no offense to anyone here, I have my own style and I like what I write. I wouldn't put my name on anything on NG that isn't mine.
Third, I am way past any classes that would ask for pieces of this nature. I'm looking for traditional form in this competition to improve people's chops and to offer a style and genre that I am extremely comfortable with and would be good at judging.
And Fourth, I think I mentioned earlier that any piece that is submitted will be graded in sheet-music form, since that is what I am comfortable with and any of the other judges should hopefully be comfortable with. Sheet music is just easier to read. If you don't submit sheet music, I will listen to your piece and write it down. Or convert it from midi. Whatever works. This is part of the reason that your first piece would not be ideal for this contest. It is improv. Sure, I could dictate it if you gave me a couple of hours, but let's keep everything in the same ball park shall we?