At 1/11/12 02:03 AM, Acid-Paradox wrote:
Do we have to follow the traditional harmony rules?? or are we free to compose??
(i don't know if it's the same concept in english)
If by traditional harmony, you mean music centered around the tonic and the dominant, then no -- if you write anything atonal or twelve-tone then I see no reason why it wouldn't be accepted.
If you mean traditional harmony rules as in 17th century music theory, you don't have to follow those rules - however, many of those are in place to make music that is tonally pleasant.
Also, to Acid and everyone else: I will be listening for strong thematic material. If you have a memorable theme that is realized and fully developed and tastefully used throughout your composition, you will score better (in my vote) than someone who writes a piece with perfect theory but treads water and goes nowhere.