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Some help needed with critique

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Lauber Jun 3, 2011. 22 Replies

Hi all, i have been wondering whether anyone knows of some good resources to help with how to critique music and what i should be looking for. Perhaps some websites? I love composing music but am…Continue

Is anyone on Twitter?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lennart Östman Feb 6, 2011. 4 Replies

Hi, I've recently brought myself up to 2011 by joining Twitter and was wondering who else is on Twitter? Very keen to link with people (or 'follow' as they call it!) on here through Twitter too!…Continue

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Feeling like you've heard this somewhere before...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aaron McDonald Mar 13, 2011. 20 Replies

I find something extremely annoying when composing music and I'm just wondering if anyone else has the same problem! I don't even think there's really an answer to it, but, hey, you are all very…Continue

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical and movie music
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Wales
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I work in health statistics during the day and absolutely love my job. However, I have always had a passion for music and creating music. I am still very much a beginner but keen to progress and become involved in the composers' world!
Website:
youtube.com/BethanPatterson & http://ning.it/jc6VeO

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Why feedback is so important...vital even.

Posted on April 23, 2011 at 11:42am 4 Comments

Hi all,

 

It's been a while since I've posted anything on here (blame the inspirational block!). Just to say how important and valued feedback from others is on music. It's funny how sometimes you know that something isn't quite right with the composition you're working on, but you think..."Ah, it'll pass" and then someone picks up on the very point you know hasn't been given your 100%! It's very much appreciated though and after this happens, it gives you the push you need to…

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Finale Allegro - where to go from here

Posted on February 6, 2011 at 10:59am 1 Comment

I've always loved music and about a year ago I decided to give composing music a shot. I had no idea as to whether I would actually be able to put even a simple piece of music together and so when searching for the right software to use, I wasn't going to spend a huge amount of money. After trying out a few demos, I decided to start with Finale Allegro (the smaller version of the real thing) and for a while it did the job. The more I put music together, the more I'm seeing the limits of the…

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I'm new here and I love movie music and almost everything else!

Posted on January 7, 2011 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

This is just a little intro about myself on my first day at Composers' Forum!

 

This is the fist time I've joined anything like this and I must say how impressed I am by the content of this website and how easy it is to network with everyone here. Great stuff! I'm very new to this composing thing (work in health statistics during the day!) and have quite a limited background in music,…

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At 5:07am on February 4, 2012, James G. Watson said…

Thanks for the comments on my stuff. I like your stuff, but I think perhaps you should invest in some better/stronger percussion - just listening to PixieDreams it sounded a little mechanical. Maybe one reason you like my stuff is because I feel I have been influenced quite a bit by Hans Zimmer.

At 11:32am on February 2, 2012, Jeremiah Edward said…

I'm glad you dig my stuff, Beth!  To be honest, I wish I could write more "classical" sounding pieces like your music. I've recently started trying to write for smaller ensembles, but It grows into something huge and over the top. My new piece "Prepare for Space Launch" (check it out if you like "epic" music).. started out with just a simple string melody and blew up uncontrollably. Oh well.. next time.

At 7:08am on May 3, 2011, Art Hughes said…
Hi Beth, Thanks for the kind words. Yep, you will definitely enjoy better samples with more control over expression. (It's hard to do emo pieces with Finale.) Debut Score 3 has good lines and form. Nice and interesting interplay. It breathes. It would rock with better samples and more expression. 
At 3:46pm on April 29, 2011, Mikolaj Holowko said…
Thanks for your comment :) Will check out your stuff later today when I finish song I'm working on. All best x
At 12:29am on March 6, 2011, Robert "Robby" Piotrowski said…
thnx so much! but what d'u think to do with my tracks for earning/money? :)
At 9:02am on February 20, 2011, Russell Bell said…

thanks so much for the kind words of praise you left for me on my profile page.

 

much appreciated.

 

rgds

 

Russ

At 12:12am on February 12, 2011, Robert "Robby" Piotrowski said…
thanx so much! itry to be better and better...
At 5:02pm on February 11, 2011, Keith Holden said…

Thanks Beth really glad you enjoyed the tracks and thank you for your kind words it's nice when other musicians get what you do

Best

Keith.

At 2:50pm on February 7, 2011, Marek Klučka said…
HI there, good stuff, exatcly the third score is for me the best. I like you harmony, is simple, but nice... But you should change sound bank...
At 4:21pm on February 5, 2011, Kenneth Palmer said…
Thank You Beth!!
 
 
 

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