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  1. Today's Composers
    Hi. Some time ago I decided to start writing music, to create something and see what happened. I don't really have composition skills, as I only have a license in solfege. So, pretty basic knowledge of theory. I had a theme in mind though and I tried to develop it, quite casually I admit. It's...
  2. Music Theory
    Let me preface this with I do know how key signatures work. The top number is the number of beats per measure, and the bottom number is the note that has the beat. But I don't understand how someone can tell when the key signature changes in a piece of music by ear. For example, a melody going...
  3. Classical Music Discussion
    i've recently taken a strong liking to classical music(rachmaninoff, beethoven, debussy), and I was wondering if there were any pieces or composers to which one would recommend, to start the process of building up a mental library of pieces and composers? thanks in advance, and regards - dr sooz
  4. Classical Music Discussion
    As person with very limited knowledge of Classic music and who wants to become a little more knowledgeable of some of the more famous composers and pieces What would be a good starter album CD? With such notable names like Beethoven, Mozart and Bach. These are only names I can think over. If...
  5. Classical Music Discussion
    Hello to you all :) Not only am I a newcomer here in this forum, I'm also a beginner in this world of classics. I hoped to receive any type of recommendations on where to start. I really liked the symphonies from Wagner and Mahler and wanted to try out some other new things... If there is any...
  6. Classical Music Discussion
    Hi everyone, I have been listening to various classical pieces for the past 6 months. I have no musical background nor basic musical knowledge, but I love classical music—indeed, these days, the only music I listen to. Please give me suggestions to explore more. I'd like to appreciate the...
  7. Beginners
    I love Bassoon. I currently play, you know, the usual, piano, violin (though I dabble in Electone) but I would love to start the bassoon. It's sound it just quite soothing to me, and it can be a little comical even. But the problem is, do I really have time? Would I even continue with it? I'm...
  8. Classical Music Discussion
    I've started listening to classical music in a serious manner for about 8 months or so. Right now, I'm trying to have a broader scope. My only problem is, however, that I'm missing something when it comes to the Romantic era. Maybe I simply haven't heard the right pieces yet, but so far, I find...
  9. Beginners
    I am a beginning violin player currently using Suzuki and various other online resources. Can anyone offer any advice or insights on what the best book is to begin learning with? I do like the audio and sheet music offered in Suzuki but I feel like it is lacking in the theory and fundamentals...
  10. Classifieds
    Join us for WCMW '10! The Woodland Chamber Music Workshop is a place where adult amateur musicians of any instrument and all skill levels come together for a weekend of small-ensemble playing and coaching, seminars, chamber orchestra, and fun on the beautiful North Shore of Lake Superior in...
  11. Classical Music Discussion
    Hello, I am just getting to know classical music and while I have a broad understanding of musical styles and some of the most influential composers; I don't really know where to start *really getting to know* some good music. I need a starting point with the vast sea of classical compositions...
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