Mentoring Program

Marching to War extended

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this to me feels like a person who is going off to battle with periods of highs and lows.
Grade Level: 5
Intended For: Computer Instrument Playback Only
Software Used: Noteflight
Instrumentation: Brass trio
Key: c
Meter Signature: 120
Tempo: 4/4
Status: Work in Progress
Noteflight URL: Website Title


#5 Matthew LaRocca 2017-04-04 12:46
Hi Matthew,

I wanted to let you know that unfortunately your piece was not selected for Opus. It came such a long way from the first posting though, and you should be very proud of what you wrote! Keep composing, and I hope to see you writing again for next year's Opus!

#4 Matthew Reveal 2017-03-25 09:34
I took your advice and i liked how it sounded!
I had to learn the notes of the trumpet and tuba.
then i figured it out were the notes go!
I hope you will like it too!

#3 Matthew LaRocca 2017-03-24 09:47
Hi Matt,

Nice! You’ve done well extending the music and I like the marching feel that is created!

You open with an A minor chord, but it will sound better if you move the tuba’s note to an A rather than a C. A is the root of the chord, so we want to hear that very prominently.

And if you want, you could even try having all three notes in an a minor chord in the first measure - A, C, E.

I like the call and response that you have going on in measure 9. When the trumpet and the tuba play together in measure 10, you could possibly have them play the same thing which would make it very powerful. Right now there are a few notes that clash, on beat 1 and 3. Check those out and see if you like what you hear. The same thing applies to measure 12. I would also hold the trombone out of measure 12…this way the call and response between the trombone and the trumpet/tuba lasts a little longer which would be awesome! It’s a fun part, and you could even write some more call and response measures.

The last two chords work well, but I think it would be improved if you changed it slightly. It Try the trumpet moving to a C after the B and see if you like it. Also, try moving the tuba note in measure 13 to a G instead of a D. This will make a G major chord (G,B,D) which I think is the harmony you want. See if you like it!

Keep up the good writing, Matt!

#2 Kathy Luzader 2017-03-16 21:37
Hey Matt,
You can only work on one piece at a time- could you include this link as a comment on your Going to War thread- it will better show the progression of your piece, I think.
Mrs. Luzader
#1 Matthew Reveal 2017-03-16 17:48
here is my newest piece of work that I have done.
hope you like the song!


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