Week 2: Develop // Mar 29th

Welcome to Week 2's main thread! Here you can find the outline of materials and sample exercises to get you started. Then, post your finished exercises (either all at once or one at a time depending on your work flow.) Please use the following format when posting:

 

- Type(s) of development exercises used:

- Things you found easy:

- Things you found difficult:

 

Feel free to include any other thoughts in your post! 

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    • Debbie
    • Debbie
    • 3 yrs ago
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    Here is the recording and sheet music to my piece. I'm including the sheet music again because I did a couple of small edits. 

    There are two motifs. The A section has the melody motif from i-VI with a slur. This is repeated in the B section with a key and rhythm change from the i-V7 chord. The second motif is the descending scale in the A section which is imitated in the B section in the new key. 

    It would be great to have new sets of ears on this. I feel like I can't hear it anymore 😜 Any suggestions are welcome. This is my first classical piece so I know there's lots of room for improvement. Sorry if I went beyond the assignment this week. I think I have an obsessive/compulsive personality 😂

      • Marek Tabisznull
      • retired guitar teacher
      • Marek_Tabisz
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Debbie Do not worry!! And I have an obsessive / compulsive personality too! 🙂And this exercise above is my first composing attempt in my whole life. Despite my musical education and having completed hundreds of harmony exercises, I have not discovered any of my composing skills (although, on the other hand, I improvise quite well on other people's themes - what is it all about? 🤔). In general, I still have no idea how to develop my exercises into something meaningful - I don't like anything 😕

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      • Debbie
      • Debbie
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Marek Tabisz well we can encourage each other! Keep at it and I'm sure you will come up with something you like. I am real critical of my own ideas as well. But I am sure you will find the creative voice for your own music as you do for others. Maybe just takes time and practice :)

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      • Marek Tabisznull
      • retired guitar teacher
      • Marek_Tabisz
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Debbie thank you for the kind words. And you are right - it takes time and the Tuesday deadline is at risk 😄

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      • Marek Tabisznull
      • retired guitar teacher
      • Marek_Tabisz
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Marek Tabisz sorry... Monday deadline (it's even worse) 😂

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    • Debbie Congrats Debbie for your 1st classical guitar piece! Thanks for sharing your interpretation, I enjoyed the mood and folk-like harmonies 👍

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      • Debbie
      • Debbie
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Marek Tabisz I think at this stage it’s just important to finish something. We have plenty of time to go back and edit it start something new. I love how during the livestream  Ashley plays a simple melody and says, “I really like this.” Its that kind of openness and simplicity we need to move forward and not be so judgmental toward our own creativity. We are all here to encourage each other and to find the joy in the journey 😄

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      • Debbie
      • Debbie
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Blaise Laflamme thanks Blaise. I think the challenge for me will be learning to break away from things I already know. But it will come.

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    • Debbie I think we are all in the same boat, it's hard to renew ourselves and keep learning and experimenting new things all the time! It's inspiring to see people doing this, at any level, and you're doing great 👍

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      • Roni Glasernull
      • Classical guitarist and composer
      • roniglaser
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Debbie Lovely, just sounds like the blossoms are falling from the trees...

      I like that C natural bit in bar 6, a slightly unexpected but gentle and natural harmonic and melodic turn. The increase in harmonic rhythm in the second line to half-bar changes from the 1-bar rhythm in the first works well too. 

      Looking forward to lots more from you!😊

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      • Debbie
      • Debbie
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Thank you Roni! I really appreciate the specific comments. It’s very helpful. 😊

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  • Dear friends, can you export your Musescore or Sibelius files as wav or mp3 and upload them too? Then we can listen them with our smartphones. I couldn't open them even with my computer because I have an older version of Musecore, I have to update it.    

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  • - Type of development: imitation, repetition, polyphony and harmony

    - Easy things: find a motive and work out ideas

    - Hard things: avoid common tonal idioms and limit myself to short sketch

     

      • Debbie
      • Debbie
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Blaise Laflamme great modern sound. Nice job 👍🏻 

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      • Ron.3
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Blaise Laflamme Very good Blaise - does Phrygis relate to the Phrygian mode?

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    • Blaise Laflamme 

      I just have one word to say: Fantastic! Congratulations! 

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    • Ron you're right! While this word surely doesn't exist 😂

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    • José Espírito Santo thank you, I almost had no time to participate this week 😧

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      • Marek Tabisznull
      • retired guitar teacher
      • Marek_Tabisz
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Blaise Laflamme very nice! 🙂

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    • Blaise Laflamme very well done! quality composition here: great use of contour to build the piece, interesting harmonies, lots of coherence. i hope to hear more! maybe a multi movement miniature suite?

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    • Ashley (Ash) Lucero thanks for the comments! Who knows... by the end of the challenge more sketches would be added 🤔

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    • Marek Tabisz Thank you!

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    • Blaise Laflamme Sounds great!

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    • david robinson Thank you!

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    • Roni Glasernull
    • Classical guitarist and composer
    • roniglaser
    • 3 yrs ago
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    Here's mine.☺️

    I've done some diminutions and inversions and transpositions and things like that. I kept it to one page, so maybe the end feels a bit squished.

    I think it needs a title, but I don't have one.

    Hopefully I'll record it if I have time.

      

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      • Debbie
      • Debbie
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Roni Glaser I would love to hear it Roni.

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