January 12, 2020, 5:43pm
Join the Composer Contest in Jan/Feb 2020: “Beautiful Music”.
You can win prizes, level up your skills, and have fun making music!
What is “Beautiful Music”? Well that is up to you as a composer to choose with your creative freedom, however you can use these keywords as guidelines:
How to Join the Contest
Compose 1 NEW track (no old tracks are allowed)
Submit your track as a
New Topic here
The winner will be decided by a Poll afterwards (Contest ends March 1)
Prizes for the Winner:
PS. You must active in the community to be able to win, meaning if you just "spam your track and then do not interact in the community, you will be disqualified.
January 12, 2020, 5:50pm
Here are 2 examples of “Beautiful Music” I made, that I hope can inspire you for the contest!
January 13, 2020, 9:23am
Oooh, ooh, ooh! At the end of, “Gentle Wind of Hearts”, was that a Piccardy 3rd? I learned about that a couple of months ago. I heard it now and then, and it’s such a wonderful way to end some pieces.
January 13, 2020, 9:33am
Thanks John, it is one of my favorite endings too, gives that spark of hope and almost sounds magical
January 13, 2020, 1:57pm
Am I right in thinking Picardy third is where you go from minor to major tonic chord cadence - vaguely remember it from my music o level exam 30 years ago. Am I right in thinking it’s used on early renaissance music? I so need to brush on Theory.
January 13, 2020, 3:14pm
minor to major tonic chord cadence yes, I’m not sure how much it was used in classical music but I do love the vibe it creates!
January 13, 2020, 5:24pm
Very cool! I’ll have to enter this one for sure.
January 13, 2020, 6:48pm
Great, I’m looking forward to hear what you come up with Joseph!
January 14, 2020, 3:51pm
another great contest with beautifull music
it is time to find great melody and great harmony
January 14, 2020, 3:59pm
Yes indeed, probably some nice lyrical/romantic voice leading will create that beautiful sound.
January 14, 2020, 4:11pm
you’re right times to try shevanai, ethera, voice of passion and some other great vocal library
January 14, 2020, 4:13pm
I think some counter point harmonic voice leading will do the trick as well
January 15, 2020, 4:14am
@Mikael just want to know can a composer submit more than one track for the every contest ? ^^
January 15, 2020, 5:57am
Hmm, did not think of that, but I believe it would be best with 1 entry each.
January 15, 2020, 12:26pm
It was used a lot Mikael.
Though the true use of the Picardy third was to take a major tonic and raise the minor third of the next chord (often in root position) so that it resolves to a major triad. Think is a French concept but you hear it in Vivaldi’s work, Saint seans work and Berlioz:)
So if you had a C Major triad, you may choose to play D Major as your next chord for instance as the F natural would be used as a passing note and moving to F# would resolve the cadence to the use of a 5/5 setting you up for a perfect cadence in G Major…while also giving chromatic interest between E and F#.
In the same way you can change from C Major to A Major which resolves as the C moves to C# and the G moves a tone to A. In this case the C would be in second position so that the A would be in root. In this case the E is sustained also, making a smoother transition.
January 16, 2020, 11:03am
Looking forward to taking part in this one! Thanks for creating this opportunity Mikael
January 16, 2020, 11:13am
Great Joel, we already have one entry so far, and I’m eager to see what everyone creates!
January 16, 2020, 4:15pm
Nice one! Is the 1st of March the deadline?
January 16, 2020, 6:18pm
Yes Jan/Feb so deadline is 1st of March, we used to have single month challenges, but this time it was kind of a late start due to the holidays so I figured all through February is better.