Week 3: Draft // Apr 5th

Welcome to Week 3! This week we focused on form, setting parameters, and drafting in aims of completing more short pieces. 

 

The assignment for this week is to blueprint (plan) our ideas into whole pieces (arch map, graphic drawing, text) and complete at least 1 rough draft.

 

Use the following format to post:

 

Things you found easy:

Things you found difficult:

More information or graphics/files of your completed assignment.

 

Congrats on making it to week 3, my fellow composers!

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    • Roni Glasernull
    • Classical guitarist and composer
    • roniglaser
    • 3 yrs ago
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    All right, here's my first draft of bad music, or rather batshit music.

    A variation on La Folia.

    I'm surprised it went pretty much as planned.

    I'll try and get some sort of recording together soon.

    Apologies for the ridiculousness...

      • Roni Glasernull
      • Classical guitarist and composer
      • roniglaser
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Marek Tabisz , watch out, there might be a different note hidden somewhere... make sure your read each bar carefully...

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    • Roni Glaser wow Roni 🙀 so much energy there... I wish I had some of yours... I came up with some dreamy stuff. Have laptop failure here. Hope to recover the score (forgot to save every few minutes). If the damage not too big I’ll be able to submit my fluffy piece tonight.

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    • Roni Glaser Thanks for this, I am already pretty hyped about it and i havent even heard it yet! looking forward to the recording :)

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      • Debbie
      • Debbie
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Roni Glaser wow you totally went for it! From outline to this is very impressive!

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    • Roni Glaser Warning: Don't try this at home!!!

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      • Marek Tabisznull
      • retired guitar teacher
      • Marek_Tabisz
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Gokce Turkmendag Ha ha ha !!!😂

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      • Roni Glasernull
      • Classical guitarist and composer
      • roniglaser
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Gokce Turkmendag 🤣

      Very wise words!

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      • Roni Glasernull
      • Classical guitarist and composer
      • roniglaser
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Debbie Thanks Debbie! I had lots of fun planning and writing it.

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  • Ok, I worked on the assignment this week and found it very hard. I had such great ideas, 😉 but whenever I was a tiny bit ambitious I got stuck when it came to the development of the initial themes and motifs. (I was halfway with a fancy for John Dowland, couldnt finish...)

    So I came up with this small piece. Started as a Lullaby, but became a Barcarole, as the 6/8 was more natural here.

    What I found easy: collecting some fancy themes and motifs, drawing a chart of dynamic movements and range of pitches.

    What I found difficult: well, all the rest. Most difficult for me is to find my own musical language (I am a polyglot in daily life, and a translator, so I often use other peoples words in different context. As in music, where we often play all styles and periods.)  So, what I do in this course (thank you so much Ashley for this challenge!👍) is  experiment in different languages.

    My greatest challenge to find voicings and chords away from the purely basic, without getting lost in nowhere land.

    For this piece I was inspired by Tansman. What I like best in my Barcarole  is the short chord progression in high positions in the B section. What I regret is the limited tonal range in the overal piece, melodic lines a bit short and harmonic structure a bit fluffy. But it is playable....

    Enjoy! If I have time tomorrow I will post a recording...

      • Marek Tabisznull
      • retired guitar teacher
      • Marek_Tabisz
      • 3 yrs ago
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      joosje It is payable and really beautiful. Music material to develop ideas into a larger form - you are very creative person! 🙂

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    • joosje this looks beatiful and sophisticated! Looking forward to hearing your recording, Jossje!

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      • Debbie
      • Debbie
      • 3 yrs ago
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      joosje bravo Joosje! It definitely looks playable and I can’t wait for your recording. 

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    • joosje this is just great, Joosje! (by the way, Mircea told me how to pronounce your name correctly, yay!) very creative and wonderful usage of an interesting little rhythm and the contour of your piece transforms very well. I can't wait to hear more from you!

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  • Nothing easy about this!

    Copying a legible score and creating an ending were my biggest challenges.

      • Marek Tabisznull
      • retired guitar teacher
      • Marek_Tabisz
      • 3 yrs ago
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      david robinson I like from E major very much! Great job! 🙂

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      • Igornull
      • Igor.2
      • 3 yrs ago
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      david robinson Beautiful work. The first part is (for me) a perfect armonization of a falling (lament) bass line. Monteverdi is surely clapping somewhere.

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    • Igor Thanks much Igor!

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    • david robinson you've got some really interesting material here, and some of your development of the melody and voices is great! writing good endings is an art, and one I also need more practice doing. great job on this!

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    • Ashley (Ash) Lucero Thanks! I may revise (reprise) the ending. Really enjoying the class...

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    • Igornull
    • Igor.2
    • 3 yrs ago
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    Hi everyone. My draft is a little "tense calm" piece inspired on Pirita Klooster (Tallin). I wanted an "ancient flavour", so I used the dorian mode, lots of pedal tones on D and a minor dominant at the end of the piece. The estructure evolved by itslef, and I used a simple motive to give it some coherence.

    The difficult task was to return to the starting theme in a convincing way. I´m afraid I didn´t achieve this, but surely this is what writing a draft is about. I post a  video and the score (handwrited).

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/19hnu3cF1DSOhDHVh4YNyBc0Q6jVT4ZiJ/view?usp=sharing

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xvAwnJU9z2zBGzeipuvN_ywiy8yehGiq/view?usp=sharing

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/g9jqeF2eH5uuWyBR7

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      • Ronnull
      • Ron.3
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Igor Igor that's lovely - very calm and contemplative

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      • Marek Tabisznull
      • retired guitar teacher
      • Marek_Tabisz
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Ron indeed! :-)

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    • Igor it’s really beautiful. 

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    • Igor cool! I love the dorian mode!

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    • Igor Very nice piece and performance. I think you returned to the theme in a very effective way, bravo.

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