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Poor, lowly notation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Morabito yesterday. 68 Replies

Said the DAW to the Notation Software. Isn’t it interesting that anyone with a computer can compose music. They can also produce a movie. Communicate with anyone ( who also has a computer) anywhere…Continue

Battle Music

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Porter Jun 2. 4 Replies

Everyone,Once again, this summer, my daughter is directing a play. And, once again, I'm writing some music for it. There is a battle scene with clashing swords and all. We're going to set it to…Continue

Egad!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Porter May 3. 4 Replies

Friends,Please help! I found this 'Thing" in my notation software. I don't know what it is or where it came from. I'm posting it here to try to get rid of it. But it just keeps growing. I may have to…Continue

Holy cow! Argh, yet another fugue

Started this discussion. Last reply by roger stancill Jan 1. 30 Replies

This short fugue might be a little Baroque. It might not. It's pretty light weight. Good luck.Continue

 

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Bob Porter replied to Ray's discussion Is it really true? Composers' intentions are more important than the resulting performance!
"Socrates, I understand what you have been saying. So there are two aspects to this question. Is it morally ethical to chop up and mix compositions? And is it legally responsible to do so? With caveats, no. But unfortunately, we can't force our…"
22 hours ago
Bob Porter replied to Ray's discussion Is it really true? Composers' intentions are more important than the resulting performance!
"I played trumpet in concert band growing up. We played watered down versions of classical music all the time. These were simplified versions with lots of things cut out or rearranged. Or there was the album that tried to get people interested in…"
yesterday
Bob Morabito replied to Bob Porter's discussion Poor, lowly notation
"Hi Bob I had posted these in a previous thread. Hope they help :) Please see the following ( the second article has an example of an XML file) http://www.musicxml.com/tutorial/faq/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MusicXML Thanks Bob…"
yesterday
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Poor, lowly notation
"Bob M, No? If you feel that nothing you said throughout the DAW competition thread and related thereto can be spun or used against you, what's the harm? You have plenty to say normally if I say "fuck" or something. (Socrates said…"
yesterday
Bob Porter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Poor, lowly notation
"Is there more information in a music xml?"
yesterday
Bob Porter replied to Ray's discussion Is it really true? Composers' intentions are more important than the resulting performance!
"I see that Diabelli was also victimized by none other than Beethoven.  "
yesterday
H. S. Teoh replied to Bob Porter's discussion Poor, lowly notation
"@Ray: this is the kind of know-how some of us here would love to hear more of.  I for one would love to know how to get more out of the (admittedly lousy) samples I currently have. Not that it replaces getting a "real" DAW, but I…"
yesterday
Mike Hewer replied to Bob Porter's discussion Poor, lowly notation
"If only it was that simple Bob. Importing a midi file would bear no realation to my template unfortunately. I'd still have to manipulate cc, allocate articulations, mix appropriately. Perhaps we differ in our attitudes to music."
yesterday
Bob Porter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Poor, lowly notation
"Mike, Believe me, if my situation changed and I needed to be able to produce quality demos, I would be all over a DAW. As things are, I can't justify the expense.  Getting pissed off at a GM rendering seems as extreme to me as I'm…"
yesterday
Bob Porter replied to Ray's discussion Is it really true? Composers' intentions are more important than the resulting performance!
"I understand, exactly, about transposition problems on guitar. I'm only an old folk guitar player, but constantly run into problems trying to perform songs in different keys. It's one thing to move up using a capo. It's entirely…"
Wednesday
Mike Hewer replied to Bob Porter's discussion Poor, lowly notation
"Bob P, I understand, I really do. I also believe that if composers who use GM were to hear their work rendered in a sensitive musical way, it would spur them on. I know most folk around here aren't stupid enough to think that their playback via…"
Wednesday
Bob Morabito replied to Bob Porter's discussion Poor, lowly notation
">Sure, there are folks that can look at a score and take what they need from it. I'm not one of them. I need a sound file. I'm not wild about a GM file, but for me it's better than nothing. For myself I find it best for at least…"
Tuesday
Bob Morabito replied to Bob Porter's discussion Poor, lowly notation
"Thanks Greg--will trim the quotations. Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito"
Tuesday
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Bob Porter's discussion Poor, lowly notation
"Thanks Bob, I long suspected that there are better ways, If i was not so inundated most of the time with lots of other things I would have tried them cause I never refuse to learn new skills if that makes music sounding better. I will though, I…"
Tuesday
Bob Porter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Poor, lowly notation
"Socrates, Sure, there are folks that can look at a score and take what they need from it. I'm not one of them. I need a sound file. I'm not wild about a GM file, but for me it's better than nothing.  Even MuseScore can export…"
Tuesday
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Poor, lowly notation
"I'm on my iPhone and it's frankly a bother."
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Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
film
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Colorado, USA
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I have been witing for many years, but have been more serious aboout it in the last few years. I used to write pop songs, and while I enjoyed it, was never very good. Since I aquired some notation software, I have moved more towards instrumental music.

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At 4:55pm on June 13, 2016, Larry Elliott said…

Greetings Bob,

I like School Project. Nice feel. Thanks for sharing.

Very best,

Larry Elliott

At 9:51pm on October 13, 2014, Lawrence Aurich said…

Western%20Horizons%20Finale%202nd%20half%20xml.xmlBob,

     I'm trying to send you Western Horizons file but it wouldn't load.  Here's another try.

Lawrence

At 6:13am on October 10, 2014, Ray said…

There isn't much to figure  here :-)

At 6:20pm on August 31, 2014, Justin E. Link said…

Nice composing Mr. Porter. I like your work.

At 11:48pm on July 24, 2014, David Burrows said…
Yes, the musicals I wrote for kids, and I guess I am still writing, are different fare than a lot of what's out there. I am spending a lot of time reviewing voice leading and counterpoint in order to write a choral music, which a music director in Colorado asked me to write ( I suppose based on my previous work). however, I've not written hardly any satb and didn't study counterpoint in college the the learning curve is steep right now.
Is the Compassion Symphony one of your works. I need to look about this forum a bit so I can listen to your stuff.
At 11:14pm on May 24, 2013, michael diemer said…

Yeah, He apparently took some things too personally. you know how he is.

At 4:47pm on February 24, 2013, Christopher Mracna said…

Bob, I have listened to several of your pieces, and find Funeral of the Gods, and School Project to be most inspiring. Having read some of the other comments on this forum, I realize that my uneducated opinion is of lesser value, but as an avid music listener, I can tell you that these two pieces are deserving of accolades in praise. I think we might have some very common interests in approaching music composition and development. Both songs captured my attention and held it, even though there were a couple of lulls in both pieces. I anticipated a return to the melody. Your choice of instrumentation was very wisely used, and I could heard the horn solo beyond the front of the mix. (very nicely done) I will continue to listen to these in the near future, so there may be further review. Thanks for sharing.

At 8:15am on September 4, 2012, Zitoon said…

Hey Bob !
I was just listening to your track "School Project", it's very clever and quite emotionally deep. I like it a lot ! It is also a good source of inspiration.

Many thanks for commenting my track a few days ago.

Wish you well

At 10:47am on July 16, 2012, Doug Lauber said…

Hey! Welcome to Composers Forum....  

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Mp3 files and other gripes

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 8:57pm 0 Comments

I've had a bad day so I'm feeling a little grumpy. Sorry. So I'll get right to it.

I like to listen to the music that folks post here. I am surprised at the talent. Most of us are hobbyist and care about what we post. I know that SoundCloud is a popular place to post music. That's fine. But SoundCloud does not work on my Android tablet or phone. The Forum sponsored method of posting mp3's (which was the way I thought we were supposed to post music) works just fine. The main reason I…

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