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Composer Name: Shawn Martin
Brass duet with piano
Grade Level: 10
Intended For: Live Instrument Performance
Software Used: Noteflight
Instrumentation: Piano, Drum Set, Trumpet, Trombone
Key: B Flat
Meter Signature: 4/4
Tempo: 112
Status: Work in Progress
Noteflight URL: Website Title


#6 Michael Close 2018-02-16 14:14
Hi Shawn,

I was finally able to open your piece. You have some nice things happening- I like the rhythmic variety and syncopation especially from m. 15 on where you have a nice groove going.

I'd like to hear a bit more about your vision for this piece. What kind of mood are you trying to create?

The tonal center of this piece is rather ambiguous.

At m. 17 I start to hear G-minor, but I feel harmonically adrift as I listen to this overall.

I would suggest coming up with a chord progression that you can create variations on. IF you're feeling minor as the sound of this piece, perhaps something like Gmin, Amin7, Gmin, Dmin. Use these chords (or some other chord progression) measure by measure sticking mainly to the notes of that chord on the downbeat and beat 3 in that measure. Try it and see what you think. Let me know if you'd like more explanation or you'd like me to make an example.

Keep up the good work!

Mike Close
#5 Shawn Martin 2018-02-16 07:52
I reshared my piece
#4 Michael Close 2018-02-16 06:18
Hi Shawn,

I am still unable to open your noteflight score.

Please try following the steps outlined by Erik again and in the meantime, I'll send an email to Matt, our director.

Best Wishes,

#3 Shawn Martin 2018-02-15 12:32
I apologize for the miscommunicatio n, everything should be fixed now
#2 Michael Close 2018-02-07 10:48
Hello Shawn,

I will be your mentor for this piece. I'd love to see it but you do not have sharing enabled. Please follow Erik's instructions below and then post a note in the comments section that you've changed these settings- I will get an alert in my inbox and will comment right away.

Best Wishes,

Mike Close
#1 Erik Nielsen 2018-02-05 11:27
Dear Shawn,
Thanks for entering your piece for Opus 33 and welcome to Music-COMP. I don't know who your mentor will be, but I need to let you know that your music score is not visible to anyone outside your school system because you haven't set the Sharing correctly. We're unable to comment on music that wecan't see. Please fix following these steps.

1. Go to your Noteflight score so it's on the computer screen.
2. Go to the Sharing tab.
3. Change so it reads "Who can access this score, "all site members."
4. SAVE.

Once you've fixed the sharing settings, please send me a message here in the discussion area. Thanks.

Best wishes,
Erik Nielsen
Senior Mentor

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