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    Default My non-traditional compositions

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    My most liked composition so far is For Cello

    My most recent attempt is Four simple slow episodes for string sextet.

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    The sextet sounds great. I thought the sonorities were really nice, and it was moody. The cello piece has a nice melodic line. I would like to hear larger and more sudden changes in dynamics. It sounds like you're using a continuous meter, I think it would be nice to inject some more jarring rhythms, even though I think you want to achieve a pastoral sort of feel.
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    I've been trying to create a personal set of counterpoint rules. This is one attempt.

    https://soundcloud.com/richannes-wra...iola-and-cello

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    A very tonal introduction for a String Quartet I might expand.

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    do you have any scores? Midi is unbearable

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    It's moody and has nice harmony. I'm thinking the cello shouldn't go up to the treble in bar 18. The bass sounds like it just disappears suddenly. I think the melody shifts between the viola and cello too suddenly and with too large a leap without a smooth transition, which sounds awkward to me.
    Last edited by Phil loves classical; Jan-19-2020 at 19:29.
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    Another tonal intro for a string quartet.

    Unfolding

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    ^ kinda finished it, it's not long, listen if you are curious. Here is the (terribly unedited) score:
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    More readable score
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    I started yet another string quartet in a new rather dissonant style, might be only computer playable. Tell me what you think.

    Broken glass

    working score:
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    I'd watch the way the parts move together before you continue. Is this with the counterpoint rules you developed, that you mentioned earlier? I found it pretty rough. It's not the dissonance.
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    These are different counterpoint rules.

    Melodically everything is allowed except the octave, the tritone and the outlining of triads.

    Vertically, no octave doubling is allowed. Direct (and parallel) fifths are prohibited. Soft dissonances are approached in contrary or oblique motion. Hard dissonances only by oblique motion. (No parallel dissonances of the same type.) No resolution required.
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