Survey: sketches and music composition
Please find below a questionnaire on composition practices. This survey is meant to study the relation between notation and composition, focusing in particular on the sketches drawn at the early stage of a composition. If you do draw sketches before composing a piece, you are kindly invited to send them attached as an image, along with this questionnaire. Please send your answer to this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org or fill this questionnaire on the web : http://www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/research/imc/sketches/
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*Questionnaire: Sketches and Music Composition*
1 -What material did you use at the early stage of the composition ? (i.e. pen & paper, computer, instruments,…)
2 – Where were you when you started? (at your usual desk, in your bed, walking,…)
3 – What was the first representation of the piece? (a vague shape, an organised structure, a process that has nothing to do with visuals, …). If you don’t use representation you can go to question 6.
4 – What do you represent at this stage? (structure, melodic patterns, rhythmic patterns, dynamics, states, events, etc.)
5 – How much details are represented at this stage?
6 – If you didn’t represent anything, how did you think of the piece?
7 – How did the piece evolve from its early stage, did the overall structure remain or did it change?
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