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In principle you could use the Italian marking "M.S. solo" meaning literally "Left hand only". But "Solo" might be read with a different meaning (i.e. "this piece is for one player"), even though that would seem to make little sense in your context. I think you would be better using a full sentence in your native language, either in the title or at the start ...


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Historically these modes arose as ways of describing and categorizing music that already existed. For medieval liturgical song, or Gregorian chant, the system of modes made it easier to match antiphon chants with a psalm tone. The right psalm tone would mean that at the end of the psalm it was easy to go back and sing the antiphon again. The modes describe ...


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What you call "layers," the rest of the music world calls "arrangement." And yes, genres of music are built around distinct commonalities of arrangement.


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You will find that melodies that are "pleasingly consistent to genre" tend to also follow the "rules" of composition. The rules are empirically derived: meaning that they were derived from common practice, instead of common practice being derived from the rules. It is a very good practise to come up with a pleasing melody, then transcribe it, and review ...


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I guess, I'd just write "(hummed)" instead of (or in addition to) the "mmm" ... That should be clear.


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You can do this with any cheap Soundmodule or Soundcard. Just go to the wind section of the GM module select a Panflute sound, put a low-cut filter on it to filter out the low end and EQ the high end to make it more aggressive. A compressor will give the sound an additional kick. If you are lucky your sound module does have a bottleblow sound as variation ...


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When writing a poem, do you come up with the words or the metric and rhyme structure first? Trying to enforce any particular order seems weird to me. Composition is an incremental process without inherent fixed order. If you try breaking down how Bach worked on the Musical Offering, he obviously started with a melodic fragment, the motif. And then went ...


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I've never used this feature, but Sibelius has support for syncing with the ReWire protocol. This enables you to run Sibelius and a DAW (such as Ableton Live) on the same computer simultaneously and in sync. So you could play audio loops in Ableton Live in sync with playback of Sibelius notation and its virtual instruments, and quickly go back and forth from ...


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I started looking into melodies that I've transcribed and found a few common themes such as: -7th degree always resolves to the 1st, 3rd or 5th degree of the scale -4th is most commonly resolved to 5th -The melody can end on a 2nd or 6th degree without too much tension You should certainly be thinking about things like that, so long as you ...


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If you're a beginner composer, I do not recommend thinking about these things while composing. Music Theory is very important to learn, but more often than not, breaking the rules can sound great and lead to very interesting compositions. However, to break the rules, you should first know the rules. I suggest if you're just getting started with composing ...



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