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Old 03-03-2014, 07:49 PM View Post #1 (Link) Music Forum
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Me and several other users decided that the site would be widened to open a music forum.
Where you would post the score to songs that you write. We have a lyrics forum, why not this?
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:15 PM View Post #2 (Link)
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I'm not sure. You could always post the score with the lyrics you post rather than creating a whole new sub-forum for it. It is a writing site after all and scores aren't quite some people's specialist critique area.
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:17 PM View Post #3 (Link)
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Well, my say isn't final, but this isn't a music forum. It's intended for the writing of words. Also, even as a musician, I have no idea how to comment on a score.
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:39 PM View Post #4 (Link)
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I did music for two years at College. But commenting on a score? What do you exactly want?

'Yes, the composition of this is exquisite. I really like the key changes and blah blah blah.'

It'll get super technical, and are you writing proper scores like classical on that program that I can use but can't name, or is it just poor tab or just D, A, E, D, D, D, G, F# - Bridge - Repeat?

This is writing, scores are not literature, but that is another debate.

Why don't you start an uprising until you get what you want? - I'll critique that.

Can you not just email each other your scores so you can politely go 'oh, yes, wonderful'

I want your musical credentials before any decision - (before you get a hard no)
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:15 PM View Post #5 (Link)
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On the other hand, photography isn't literature either. I guess trying hard to critique it might be a bit of a flop, but it might be quite nice to post music mightn't it? Like the way Rachael posts recordings of her singing. We could have a forum for that where people could properly comment on the music, not the writing. Might be a cool experiment.
Also, dude, you're thinking of sibelius. And people could post anything. I'd be quite interested seeing chord work by people as well as tab and classical script and I know that at school all the musicians hang out in the corridor at lunch and comment on each other's pieces and that works out.
  
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:27 PM View Post #6 (Link)
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I feel like it would be easy (easier) to just expand the Lyrics section to be "Lyrics and Music"
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:33 PM View Post #7 (Link)
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I agree with Infinity_Man.
Dezzeration, You asked for my music credidentials; I have played piano and violin for almost 7 years. I am also at a very advanced level with both of them, and hoping to go into music in college.
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Old 03-04-2014, 03:16 AM View Post #8 (Link)
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If you wanna post a recorded piece of music, I'd be more down with that. To me, a piece doesn't really come alive until it's being played, so it's hard for me to comment on anything that's just on paper. There's no sonic engagement that way (what a weird phrase ).
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I'm with Wig and Infinity_Man on this one. I think that if you want to post scores or recordings alongside lyrics in the Lyrics forum, that would be great. If you have a score or recording to post that has no lyrics and you want to get critiques on it, that would be fine to put in the lyrics forum as well (for now). My one caveat: if you and a bunch of other people post and are interested in that kind of work, you guys should try to hold up critiquing standards (and I'll be keeping an eye on them as well). Like if you want to post scores and recordings in the Lyrics forum and get comments on them, please try your best to do full critiques on other people's lyrics, scores, and recordings. If people engage with each others work and try to build a community around this kind of stuff, I think this could be a productive and exciting change! If people are posting scores/recordings and all the comments are "nice looking score what software do you use" or "omg ur singing voice is so guuuuud!!!!" then I'm going to get cranky.

If you want to just post your scores or recordings for brief comments, you can make a thread in the Common Room (at least for now). Jack has a long running music thread there; he updates it when he records something cool, but it's not really up for critique - just general relaxed discussion (you can check it out here).

Basically, try it out in the lyrics forum for now. If the forum gets swamped with people posting more "aural/musical" renditions of their music than just written lyrics, we can revisit the idea of creating a new forum or subforum. Otherwise, different ways of representing members' musical work can get rolled into the lyrics forum with no harm done.

I have a question, mostly out of curiosity: how many people are currently interested in posting scores? In recordings? Is anybody writing instrumental music that they might post, or would this be music that goes along with written lyrics?
  
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