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Joshua Iyer

Symphony Updates

October 13, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Remember that symphony I began in May? (Well, I restarted it in July, but still...) Well, after finishing it on my birthday (mid-August), I had some trouble trying to figure out how to edit it. Now it's October, and I had showed my symphony to several teachers. Sometime this week (obviously after the weekend is over), I may sit down with them and we will go through my symphony together. I've already begun my true editing. After learning about different things in AP Music Theory, I know a lot more than I did then, and my teacher suggested I go through and analyze my piece. That's what I've been doing. For example, at the beginning the bass starts on G when it should start on a C, because the piece is in C Major. There's also two measures that, when I wrote it in the summer, I guessed on. Basically, it's a modulated D# Minor melody. I've kind of smoothed that section out a little bit when editing today. So obviously, with my symphony, there are plenty of things I can work on, and it's due on November 1st, I hope to finalize everything before Halloween!

Our first orchestra concert of the year is on Tuesday, October 16. Panic in the streets! :)

No, not really. We're playing Mendelssohn's Symphony X, Orion and the Scorpion, which just came out this year, and Rosin Eating Zombies from Outer Space. (I'm pretty sure I mentioned this before, but here it is again.)

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