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snaphap

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snaphap's Compositions (New ragtime thing)
« on: June 06, 2019, 07:27:56 PM »

Hey I made my first thing piano and I like having people tell me how bad I am at composing so I can get better so if you have time that would be helpful :>

Ragtimey thing - [MSCZ because musescore master race] [PDF] [MIDI] [MP3]
-Is this ragtime? I think its ragtime idk
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Re: snaphap's Compositions (New ragtime thing)
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2019, 12:44:39 AM »

Hey - this is pretty cool. I like it! It isn't quite ragtime - ragtime is characterized by the oom-pah bass. It's a creative mix of ragtime/swing melodies in some places with these rigid war-drum like chords in the bass. It's funny - I feel like the war - drum parts and the swingy parts have a cool interaction. Some stuff -
 - The thirty-second grace note to an acciaccatura (that's the first grace note option in the grace note panel in musescore - it has the little slash through the stem)
 - For the tempo text - a dotted quarter note doesn't really make sense - a regular quarter note would.
 - Almost all the notes in the bass are staccato, so you can just write staccato as an expression mark instead of having a dot over every note.
 - In bar 20, I'd have four eighth notes, the last one tied to make the rhythm easier to read.
 - You don't often see double-dotted half notes - I really don't know much about them so I can't say either way if they're used well.
 - I love bar 38 through where the coda starts - maybe a crescendo to ramp up the intensity?
 - I'd think some more about bar 31 - it sounds more like a sea-shanty or Irish jig than the rest of the piece.
 - How about a system break before the coda - that would be nice for the formatting.
 - I love the coda/ending so much!
This is your first composition? Sweet!
(Sorry - I don't have any really theory - related composition tips - I just know that this sounds pretty good!)
« Last Edit: August 24, 2019, 12:47:38 AM by Jack »
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Re: snaphap's Compositions (New ragtime thing)
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2019, 04:30:08 AM »

Holy crap someone saw my thing thank you so much
Yeah a lot of the things you said I agree with and that's mostly because it was my first composition xp I messed up a lot of formatting (such as bar 20) and just random things in general since I had no experience at the time, but all of this was super helpful! Thank youuu
I didn't actually think people would look at this page at all but I've been proven wrong, maybe I'll post some other things who knows
(oh and side note, I actually did try an acciaccatura but musescore treated it like an eighth note and it was really weird I'll try figuring that out)
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