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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    • Derek
    • Derek
    • 3 yrs ago
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    Had a strange week with other events taking up too much time so not been able to fully explore this topic. Most of myattempts at composition are trying to find a decent melody but I've now decided on a plan which I will hopefully go with. The plan is to write an arpeggio study using right hand patterns from Mircea's right hand technique exercises. The chord sequence is loosely based on the circle of fifths and will be a sequence of minor chord moving to the major chord on the same root and then to the relative minor (e.g. c minor, c major, a minor, a major, f# minor etc). Next challenge is to turn that into a decent bass line and top part.

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    • Roni Glasernull
    • Classical guitarist and composer
    • roniglaser
    • 3 yrs ago
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    Marek Tabisz said:
    Don't give up! I was close to giving up until Roni Glaser and Ashley (Ash) Lucero motivated me ... We are not here to shine, but to learn something.

     Oh, I'm so glad! But we all shine! Every piece I see has something, that's why this is such a delightful challenge.

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    • Marek Tabisznull
    • retired guitar teacher
    • Marek_Tabisz
    • 3 yrs ago
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    In the last moment, today until noon (within 5 hours) I managed to write some kind of bizarre tango. But I won't be able to record it until the evening 😞

    • Marek Tabisz I really like that a lot, Marek!

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      • Marek Tabisznull
      • retired guitar teacher
      • Marek_Tabisz
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Eric Thank you! - it was really funny writting for me! 🙂

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    • Marek Tabisz very mysterious indeed! thanks to that flat-2 :) this is really great that you were able to pump out a whole piece in a whole morning. I really love the melodic ideas and your exploration of chromaticism here. Thanks so much for sharing!

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      • Marek Tabisznull
      • retired guitar teacher
      • Marek_Tabisz
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Ashley (Ash) Lucero Thank you Ashley! It is thanks to you - you gave me courage!

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  • awesome!

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    • Jack Stewart
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    • Jack_Stewart
    • 3 yrs ago
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    Hey everyone,

    I have been really bogged down with trying to get my Etude playable. I have the outer sections under control but the middle section is still being problematic. I think I am close, though. I had decided to compose not using the guitar to avoid resorting to purely guitaristic patterns. To that extent I have succeeded admirably :)

     

    I am now trying to do a Theme and Variations under the influence of Bartok. I plan on using an American folk tune (TBD) or compose something myself. I have ideas on how the texture of each variation will proceed. I did a sample idea based on Brahms' Lullaby (that will NOT be the basis for my T&V).

    • Jack Stewart wow! This is so COOL! Please write more! You definitely have enough material to work with, now time to tease the music out! keep up the great work

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    • Roni Glasernull
    • Classical guitarist and composer
    • roniglaser
    • 3 yrs ago
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    Right. I've done a very rough recording of the piece so you can get an idea of what it's supposed to sound like. Mistakes left, right and centre, but enough for now.

    I made some changes to the score too, so here's it is as well.

    Ooh, I forgot to say what was easy and difficult:

    Easy: having fun with it😝, coming up with as ridiculous an idea as possible within the parameters suggested by Ashley (Ash) Lucero, working from the plan went a lot more smoothly than I expected.

    Difficult: General composition difficulties, conducting the details of the musical ideas clearly over the general structure, but the plan I made came out really clearly; playing it...😲

    https://youtu.be/LagGj68h9HA

      • Marek Tabisznull
      • retired guitar teacher
      • Marek_Tabisz
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Roni Glaser WOW!!! Crazy Follada!! I'm speachless on the floor.....

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    • Roni Glaser wow, I am hearing a LOT of things in this and it's really quite a ride XD it reminds me of something Mircea wrote for me a long time ago..... Kudos to you Roni for learning the piece and giving us the full experience! 

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      • Roni Glasernull
      • Classical guitarist and composer
      • roniglaser
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Ashley (Ash) Lucero hehe, thanks!

      Cool, I'd love to hear what Mircea wrote! I've never heard (or heard of!) any pieces by him.

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      • Emma
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Roni Glaser wow la follada what a name.... love it!!!

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      • Roni Glasernull
      • Classical guitarist and composer
      • roniglaser
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Emma  Thanks Emma!

      Yes, "Variation on La Folia" - geddit???

      🙄

      Sorry...

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