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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    • Roni Glasernull
    • Classical guitarist and composer
    • roniglaser
    • 3 yrs ago
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    OK DebbieMarek Tabisz and Blaise Laflamme , you twisted my arm.

    Here's a recording of the piece. Er, you didn't ask for a good performance, so... you get what you wish for ☺️. I did my best with the time I had. Thanks for your encouragement!

    There is an added cat this time to make up for it though.😺

    I gave it a title - "Arisings and Passings"

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

    Easy - the task of just doing the diminution, transposition etc. and exploring the musicality of the material

    Hard - I had ideas for how I wanted to relate all the materials, but often the natural development of a single phrase would go in a slightly different direction to the one I was planning, e.g. I was planning to direct the melody to a specific note at the end so that it would resolve to where I wanted later, but that melody ended up progressing to far, or it needed too many repetitions to get to the point I wanted and became too repetitive. I also found that the melodic transformations I was doing here prodded me towards a more Bach-type texture, which is OK, but I found a little tricky to maintain a style I like and use more interesting sonorities on the guitar. Also, just deciding clearly on the harmony - I knew the types of chords I wanted, and I didn't want to do anything particularly classical, but as soon as you attempt to do things untraditionally, you deprive yourself of all the technical resources the traditional systems have.

    https://youtu.be/9hwO5T7SKzo

     I also made some minimal changes to the score too, so here it is again:

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      • Marek Tabisznull
      • retired guitar teacher
      • Marek_Tabisz
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Roni Glaser Great! As mentioned before, this piece takes some time to practice😉. Anyway, I like such atmosphere ...

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      • Marek Tabisznull
      • retired guitar teacher
      • Marek_Tabisz
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Roni Glaser I really like th piece - and here is my gift - maybe now it will be more readable 😉

    • Marek Tabisz what a gentleman you are, thanks for the PDF!

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    • Marek Tabisz That was so kind, Marek!

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      • Roni Glasernull
      • Classical guitarist and composer
      • roniglaser
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Marek Tabisz 😲...

      I'm speechless...!

      Wow, thank you so much!!

      I'm really glad you like it!

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      • Marek Tabisznull
      • retired guitar teacher
      • Marek_Tabisz
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Roni Glaser You are absolutely right! Deadline is my friend 🙂😄

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  • I used Tremolo, found using MuseScore easier but still trying to make it sing.

    • Vilio Celli 

      Thanks for sharing, Vilio Celli . It's easy to make it sing. Just use the export option to generate the mp3. Also, you can download soundFonts for it here

       

      https://musescore.org/en/handbook/3/soundfonts-and-sfz-files#list

       

      and use the View/Synthetizer and View/Mixer to load the SoundFonts and choose the desired instrument

       

      Kind regards

      José Espírito Santo

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    • Marek Tabisznull
    • retired guitar teacher
    • Marek_Tabisz
    • 3 yrs ago
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    At the last minute, I did a re-harmonization of the child's melody. Unfortunately, I can't record anything and I only have a computer-generated mockup

    • Marek Tabisz That sounds great! What are the words to the song?

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      • Marek Tabisznull
      • retired guitar teacher
      • Marek_Tabisz
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Eric thank you! - the words od song are (in free translation):

      "the kitten has climbed onto the fence and blinks
      it's a pretty song, but not a long one
      not long, not short, but just right
      sing kitty please again"

      😄

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    • Marek Tabisz Cool... I like the chromatisme in the harmony :)

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      • Marek Tabisznull
      • retired guitar teacher
      • Marek_Tabisz
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Blaise Laflamme Thank you! 🙂

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      • Marek Tabisznull
      • retired guitar teacher
      • Marek_Tabisz
      • 3 yrs ago
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      I've just changed a little re-harmonized version. Here it is

    • Marek Tabisz very nice! glad to be hearing more from you :)

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  • here's an MP3 version of my score

    • Vilio Celli Ah, so it's become a lovely tremelo piece! I love that your work took this direction. Lots of energy!

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  • Hi Everybody, 

    Thankyou Ashley for last weeks inspiring livestream and waw and congratulations to everyone composing efforts!! so interesting to hear how unique everyone is.

    I have been experimenting with some of these 'development' ideas/ techniques. I especially resonated with ways to use repetition. My brain works quite well with visual shapes so writing on manuscript and using these repeating shapes has been a breakthrough . I invested in the Schoenberg book and this is helping me.

    I have found writing melodys quite easy and super fulfilling and fun.

    I found siblious tricky getting the multiple voices and sustain right. I have decided to spend more time studying Sibelius and hopefully be able to work quicker and more creatively .

    I have posted a score of my lost study with a 2nd guitar part (melody) ontop. I would like to record it so you can all hear it from real guitars I hope ill be able to do this through the week.

    One Love     

    • Jaime Zaldua 

    • Jaime Zaldua so sorry I am just getting to this! Really great work here, I'm so glad to hear you're enjoying this exercise. very carcassi!

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