Mentoring Program


Composer Name: Ethan Duncan
Several famous/recognizable songs all in one. Brass quartet, piano and drums.
Grade Level: 11
Intended For: Live Instrument Performance
Software Used: Sibelius
Instrumentation: Brass Quartet, Piano, Drums
Key: Multiple
Meter Signature: 4/4
Tempo: Multiple
Status: Work in Progress
File 1: application/octet-streamDownload


#2 Travis Ramsey 2018-02-23 19:21
Hi Ethan,

I'm just writing to remind you to please post an update so that I can mentor you along.


#1 Travis Ramsey 2018-02-04 20:30
Hi Ethan, I'll be your mentor this time around. Nice to "meet" you. So it appears that you are the hero (Mac, I presume, and Sibelius user) and I am from the Dark Side (PC, Finale). My poor PC doesn't quite know what to do with the file you posted. As we work together there are a few choices. First, you could help me out a great deal and post your files as MusicXML. I believe Sib will export those. The instruments come through garbled but I can clean that part up on my end enough to work with the file. The second choice is for you to post a PDF and an MP3 of your work when you have made a significant revision and share your work that way.
As for the work itself, there's not much I can say about it because I can neither see it nor hear it. But I will ask this question of you because I think it's very important before you get too far along: Are any of the famous/recogniz able bits things that were written after 1923? If so, we may run into a snag with copyright/royal ties were your piece to be selected for Opus. I hate to be a pain to ask about that, but it's better to think about it now then after you've sunk hours and hours and weeks and weeks into a piece and THEN learn you can't have it played...
So, I'll wait to hear your piece and look forward to it much. I've signed on as your mentor and so whenever you post a comment here I get an email that tells me to come check in with you. Happy composing!


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