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Old 06-09-2015, 03:04 PM
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Default I need words on how I can improve :)

Hi, thanks for reading! (And I'm sorry if this is the wrong place to post this)

I (like everyone else i imagine) want as much feedback as possible, descriptions on how I could improve.. whatever it is you points out :)

Here's my newest composition, I called it a string quartet, even tho it features a fifth instrument, a bass.


What great about it, and what could be improved?

Note, it's not feedback for this specific composition, more like general feedback for me, this is just my newest, most ''finished'' composition, which best reflects my abilities.
Old 06-09-2015, 07:57 PM
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Anything important, which you should definitely take a look at, has been marked fat.

We have a Music Cafe where you can post all of your music.

Please read the following threads and follow the many follow-up threads, which are linked in them:
- Tips and tricks for relatively new people
- Seasoned composers - opinion needed
- Composing action/thriller music - Tips?
- Your favourite articulations from Hollywood series
While you probably know a lot of it already, I find reading and listening to stuff again and again
helps one to better understand something that one didnīt comprehend before.

Apart from that: Practice, experiment and practice some more.
EW is at first experimenting with patches until you hit a sound you like.

You can find my generic template, which I created using mainly the Hollywood and
Symphonic Orchestra in combination with Pianos and Stormdrum 2, here:

- You really might want to think about calling it a Quintet, if there are five instruments.
Absolutely nothing wrong with that. I donīt think misleading the audience is called for.
- Try using different patches and articulations. Itīs currently a bit monotonous.
- Be more careful with your volume. There are sometimes sudden jerks in it.

The following are a few Facebook groups, which I have found quite useful.
Even if you don't actively participate, just having the option of reading what
others think or have problems with can help you get a better understanding.

Orchestration Online https://www.facebook.com/groups/278568792265515/
Virtual Orchestration https://www.facebook.com/groups/1475801049334232/
Harmony - Analysis and Questions https://www.facebook.com/groups/1575525619330142/
21st Century Composers https://www.facebook.com/groups/21stcenturycomposers/
Is this Playable? https://www.facebook.com/groups/242813502720383/

Music Engraving Tips https://www.facebook.com/groups/1398324947133060/

Scores and Soundtracks https://www.facebook.com/groups/35343836731/
Fans of classical music https://www.facebook.com/groups/262393753784686/
Classical Music https://www.facebook.com/groups/197355123767615/
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:55 PM
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practice with passion, there's no shortcut!!
Old 06-12-2015, 12:20 AM
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Totally agree with Holywilly
Find your own style and try, try, try again!

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