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Offline MFKittyBooy

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I'm stuck on just an intro
« on: June 10, 2017, 11:15:39 AM »
http://imgur.com/a/8ne6M

I just came up with this intro (link above), it's very bombastic and I think a bit Beethoven-ish, but right now I don't know how to continue this, does anyone maybe have a suggestion for where I could go so that I can maybe write further? Thanks! :D

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Re: I'm stuck on just an intro
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2017, 10:10:24 PM »
Figure out what you want to do with it for yourself. No one can tell you how to write your music.

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Re: I'm stuck on just an intro
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2017, 03:05:38 AM »
Figure out what you want to do with it for yourself. No one can tell you how to write your music.

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Re: I'm stuck on just an intro
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2017, 03:10:29 AM »
Put a guitar solo in, grab a snare drum, maybe a toaster and see what you can do with it  ;)

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Re: I'm stuck on just an intro
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2017, 03:17:19 AM »
Cowbells are good!

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Re: I'm stuck on just an intro
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2017, 03:26:30 AM »
Cowbells are good!


α | ì Æ ñ - Grand Concerto For Cowbell and Orchestra (©Alien Music 4017)

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Re: I'm stuck on just an intro
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2017, 03:33:35 AM »
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Re: I'm stuck on just an intro
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2017, 03:35:41 AM »

α | ì Æ ñ - Grand Concerto For Cowbell and Orchestra (©Alien Music 4017)

Grand Concerto For *treated Cowbell and Orchestra



*leave the cow still attached.
What doesn't kill you always makes you stronger - unless you were too weak to begin with, of course. Fact.

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Re: I'm stuck on just an intro
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2017, 03:52:17 AM »
Prepared cowbell, I thought that was . . . .
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Re: I'm stuck on just an intro
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2017, 04:02:58 AM »
Prepared cowbell, I thought that was . . . .

No, that's when it's topped with lettuce and mustard and stuck between two slices of bread.
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Re: I'm stuck on just an intro
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2017, 04:15:55 AM »
No, that's when it's topped with lettuce and mustard and stuck between two slices of bread.

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Re: I'm stuck on just an intro
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2017, 04:33:05 AM »
Prepared cowbell, I thought that was . . . .

Check out Mahler's Sixth Symphony!   0:)


Variations: take it into polytonality, e.g. D minor or major in the bass vs F# major or minor in the treble, or turn it into an antiphonal section, the treble echoing the bass or vice versa, or do both!  Use the chords as the basis for melodies contrasting with the stolid opening...

Dude!  Come on!  How can you be stuck?   8)

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