I hope I'm posting this in the right place.
I've only been a member of this community for a brief time and I'm enjoying it very much. In reading some of the posts and responses to compisition submissions in the listening room, I have noticed that there seems to be a bigger "response" in replies for JABB, organ and more "classical" type compositions; not film type scores. I was wondering if the preference to the majority of the members here at Northern Sounds is aimed more towards the afore mentioned types of compisitions? The reason I ask is, I seem to be missing the point of submitting compisitions of many many hours of hard work for such little response and, I'd like to know if perhaps my time and efforts will be better served in composing more classical type compositions or even perhaps some JABB? It is somewhat disheartening to spend so much time working on something that doesn't seem to appeal to other members or that they do not find it noteworthy enough to post responses to, or merely read the "title" and skip over it because the title sounds a bit odd, or the title gives the "impression" of something the listener thinks they might not like.
Another member previously stated that we (composers/musicians) might use a "submission" type form stating clearly what we as composers are looking for on feedback per each compisition that is submitted. However, I fail to see what impact that will hold, to help the composer better their skills, if the type of composition submitted is not one that the members of the community seem to enjoy the most or just skip over.
This is not a complaint by any means, just merely an observation in which I feel should be addressed (or clarified) so other members, including myself, can best use their time, hard work, and composing skills more creatively, to feel a sense of accomplishment for their completed compositions.
Using myself as an example, although I am a beginner at composing, I do work hard, as we all do, at putting together our scores. I have submitted four (4) compisitions thus far and seem to only get, at most, 10 responses per submission, (There are many more with alot less) while others seem to have a considerable ammount more. My question is, how can we, as composers, especially beginners, expect to gain knowledge and more enthusisiam(sp?) for something we love, when say, a senior member (or others) recieves upwards of 60+ replies opposed to 10 or less? I honestly feel that there are so many talented composers on this forum and I have heard many many brilliant compositions, as I am sure all of you have; many of which, were beginners as I am. Should we as composers adapt or adjust our compositions to preference tastes of members? Should members have a more broader appreciation for all compositions submitted? I personally feel there should be a happy medium, (Northern Sounds) where all members can share, learn, grow, and appreciate the wonderful gifts of such vast, diversified, talented individuals.
Are there any other members who feel this, or am I just nitpicking on something trivial?
Your thoughts and comments on this will be greatly appreciated as I am at a delima on which direction to go from this point. Should I focus my composing skills and hard work on music that members wish to hear more of, so I can become a better composer?